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AirJonn
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B50-30 sata driver - unable to install windows 8.1

Hey all,

 

I'm having an issue trying to clean install windows 8.1 on this new B50-30.

It's the Celeron N2840 model (MCA32MH).

 

I have replaced the HDD for a SSD (Crucial bx100) and have created a UEFI bootable USB stick holding a Windows 8.1 With Bing image (I get past the enter serial part now, image matches stored key).

 

During Windows setup i get the following message:

Load driver - A media driver your computer needs is missing...etc

I cannot select any harddisk. 

 

The sata controller is set to AHCI in bios, I have tried loading the latest Intel chipset drivers during setup. I can only add the SM bus driver from the list and it doesnt work. I also get the same error on a different Win 8.1 image.

Somehow it seems to be missing the drivers, which drivers should I use? Isnt it regular Intel? Or could it  be something else?

 

I have done the exaxt same on another B50 (older model) last week without any issues..

 

Any ideas?

 

Cheers,

Arie

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Re: B50-30 sata driver - unable to install windows 8.1

hi Arie,

 

Welcome to the Forums.

 

If you;re able to see the SSD in the BIOS and/or see it under Disk Management while using the stock HDD then you may want to consider the following:

 

1. Boot from the stock HDD and update the BIOS

 

BIOS Update Utility - Ideapad 305-15IBY, Lenovo B40-30, B50-30, B50-30 touch, E40-30 Laptops

 

2. Update the SSD's firmware to  MU02 (latest as of this writing).

 

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-ssd-firmware

 

3. Using the stock HDD, connect the Crucial SSD and convert the volume to MBR first to see if there's a compatibility using the drive as GPT.

 

If none of the above methods works then there's likely a compatibility issue with the SSD's controller and/or the BIOS (similar to this thread). In this case, consider using a different brand (e.g., Samsung) and observe.

 

 

Regards



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AirJonn
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Re: B50-30 sata driver - unable to install windows 8.1

Hi Neokenchi,
 
Thanks for the help!
I have just now tried the first two options, updating the bios and drive, unfortunately it didnt help the problem. I dont have another PC or sata slot available to try the last option, starting to think it's a compatibility issue as well.
 
Also; when i first boot the system and go to the bios I see the drive fine, then when I start the windows setup till the error message and reboot the drive has dissapeared from the bios until i shut down the laptop.
 
That thread seems indeed very very similar and no solution.. think i should swap the disk for a samsung while I still can.
 
Thanks so far, appreciated!
Arie

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Re: B50-30 sata driver - unable to install windows 8.1

Same exact issue with a Lenovo Edge 15 and a Crucial BX100. Just an FYI for anyone that comes across this thread!

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