Samsung NP530U3B will not get passed bios splashscreen after os install on new SSD

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    lhaugmo Newbie

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    Hi, my girlfriends Samsung NP530U3B went to the floor a couple of weeks ago, resulting in the original harddrive did not respond anymore. After a bit of thinking I bought a Samsung 840 PRO Series SSD. I got a USB stick with Windows 7 and performed a clean install. During the installation Windows asked for some drivers, but worked around it. I don't think that's the problem in this case, as I don't think Windows is loading drivers in the state where the computer stops. After the install of Windows 7, the computer tries to boot again, now it stops after loading on the initial "Samsung" bios splash screen. For me it seems like the computer don't recognize the harddrive as a bootable disk. Happy to listen to any suggestions.
     
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    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Is the SSD offered as a boot device if you press F10 at the BIOS screen?

    I would try to reset the CMOS. Disconnect the PSU, remove / disconnect the battery (poke an unbent paperclip through the hole in the bottom if the battery is not removable) and then hold down the power button for a minute. Then reconnect the PSU and try again.

    My next step would be to try to use the repair facility on the Windows disc. It's possible that the boot files weren't written correctly.

    John
     
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    Thanks for reply
    As a quick answer before trying the rest of your hints, yes he SSD is offered as a boot device.
    The frustrating bit is that I don't get any error messages. Tried to boot after pressing F10, only black screen, no text what so ever.

    Trying to reset cmos did nothing.
    Though, the Windos repair, that's something, it says there's something wrong with my boot, but the cd couldn't repair it.


    Name: {bootmgr}
    Identifyer: {9DEA862C-5CDD-4E70-ACC1-F32B344D4795}

    Might be needing to mark the partition as active, that might help.

    After activating the partition I get bootmgr missing. Yes! Finaly something to work with. :D

    Looks like the OS install have been done on D: not C:, thats something to think about when installing with USB stick.

    Still stuck with the bootmgr.
    Don't understand the C:, I belive it's some integrated flash disk or something. As it appears in diskpart as Disk 0, it messes up my installation.

    bcdedit, here is some of it

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=C:
    description Windows Boot Manager

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {default}
    device partition=D:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 7
    osdevice partition=D:
     
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    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the update. I think you are homing in on the problem.

    See this thread.

    It could be something similar.

    John
     
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    Solved, used a USB DVD-Rom to install Windows, works perfectly.

    Warning to other readers, do not attempt to install with USB stick, it just won't work on this computer with iSSD.
     
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    Thanks for the update.:)

    John
     
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    Actually, you CAN install from USB if you follow one of the procedures described in hanime's USB installation thread linked here. The title of the thread says Series 7, but it applies the same to Series 5 -- even more for those models without a built-in DVD drive.

    Another solution is to preserve the original 100MB SYSTEM partition (the first partition on the HDD) and make sure it's still flagged Active (bootable) before running Windows Setup from USB. Windows Setup will add the new installation to the BCD (Boot Configuration Data) of that partition instead of creating a new SYSTEM partition on the iSSD. If installing to a new SSD, you would need to copy that SYSTEM partition from the original HDD.

    But no doubt installing from DVD makes everything a lot simpler -- assuming you have a DVD drive ;)

    Edit: And, ahem... sorry I didn't see your post sooner. I realize it might have saved you some time :eek:
     
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