I’ve just installed a brand new OCZ Agility 3 Solid State Drive (SSD) into my ASUS UL80JT ASUS Laptop. The BIOS saw the drive immediately, so I figured I was in the clear.

Sadly Windows 7 said it couldn’t find any devices to install on! Yikes!

I discovered in this thread that other people have faced this problem too, and they had worked out some fixes.

And (for me at least), there was a very easy solution.

  1. From the Windows DVD Boot, head off into the recovery mode
  2. Start a Windows Command Prompt
  3. Run “diskpart”
  4. Type “list disk” and confirm that you can see your SSD
  5. Type “select disk 0” to select your SSD (or whatever number it is)
  6. Type “clean”
  7. Exit diskpart and reboot your computer!
    With those steps in place, Windows 7 could find my SSD and I’m enjoying that amazing speedup that SSDs have brought to my world!