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"No physical disk" in POST

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JMS
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I have built several Win 7 machines and in each I've used a SSD as the c: drive and installed Windows on that drive. During POST with each computer, I get the same "No Physical Disk" on the screen and then it boots into Windows from the SSD it can't find. So what's up with that?
But it gets more interesting, one of the SSD's is failing and I am trying to replace it with a larger SSD (256 to 512). I have done the windows backup and try to get the image onto the new SSD. First off, Windows can't find the image on the connected D: drive, and then Windows doesn't recognize the new SSD so I can't install the image on the new SSD. What's up with that?
I am grumpy about this because I am probably missing some simple solution.
Help!

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germ-x
germ-x
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If your using windows default backup utility, not so reliable. Try using these free Utilities
Partition wizard for setting your SSD up --http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html
Macrium for making your image -- http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

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JMS
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OK, will try the two ... but with the failing SSD will I be able to make an image with Macrium?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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What is the make and model number of the MB and SSD ??

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JMS
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Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen 3 and Crucial M4

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Update Firmware for the Crucial m4 2.5” SSD to 040H.
http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
Software will say it found no drives to update, HOWEVER press Continue and Agreement.
The system will reboot and start updating the M4s.
Let it complete without intervention of any kind.
This works for M4s in Raid Arrays also.
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Insure the Bios is setup for AHCI Mode.
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May have to factory Reset SSD.
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-113.....ssd-drive/

As a Builder I would expect you to know how to accomplish above.

Rick P.

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