Windows 7 installation problem
Well, It's not so much a problem installing, as a problem with an installation, if that makes sense.
I bought a SSD to use for my OS, so, I just went ahead set up the disc, then stuck the Windows DVD in my comp to install Windows onto the SSD. (I was planning on formatting and erasing the original drive after, but wasn't too worried about living with a dual-boot for a while)
Anyway, it all worked fine, (albeit with the annoying dual-boot option to select at startup) until I added another drive. I could no longer boot. I checked bios, and the drive was still recognized, and still the selected boot-first drive.
Eventually, through a process of elimination, and much screwing around, I found the problem: I had unhooked the original drive as I had needed to borrow it's SATA power cable for the second drive I'd added.
Sooo, now I wanted to try re-installing Windows to the SSD with the original drive disconnected. I don't want to be forced to have that original drive connected for Windows on a different drive to work. I also want to format that original drive and use it purely for storage.
So I tried installing windows on the SSD with the original drive disconnected, but cannot boot from the DVD. I've yet to try it with the original drive re-connected, but I want to make sure I have a full, working OS on the SSD that is not reliant on the presence of another drive. What's up with all that? On XP you just picked a disc and stuck the OS on it and you could leave or remove any other discs with XP on them.