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HP Elitebook 840 G1 - SSd / Hard Drive Problems

  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The hard drive is not listed in the window shown in step 7? Any time I've done a custom install, all hard drives are listed, even if they are unformatted and un-partitioned.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Edit: kinda nvm


    I don't wanna butt in while you're (alphanumeric) guiding him, but I just wanna make sure that we're all on the same page here. Can you show your Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Disk drives?
    I wonder if alphanumeric means a hybrid setup of SSD + HDD, or an "SSHD" drive? Of the SSHDs I've seen, the SSD componen rarely exceeded 8GB, so 32 seems a bit high. If it's indeed just SSD + HDD, is it really wrong to install Windows on the solid state drive? I could see it working, myself having the same setup, except with 64 gigs instead of half that.

    The weird part is of course the HDD install option not showing up during the Windows installation. Anyway, a screenshot of your device manager might make things simpler.

    EDIT: Alright, you've moved on while I was writing this and solving my own problems. You may disregard this post now.
    Last edited by DwarfVader; 07 Feb 2015 at 18:50. Reason: Delay
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It's been my experience that the SSD part of a true hybrid drive does not show up anywhere. That's all done internally with the firmware. The drive itself just shows up like any other had drive. The magic happens inside. The other way of doing it is an MSATA SSD and a separate conventional hard drive. The MSATA drive is an optional extra for that laptop. With this type of setup the caching is done with software. I'm just going by what I've read, My laptop(s) don't use this setup.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks,

    its definitely a separate card and one of the mSSD's

    Here is a photo of the drives from control panel.

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It should be listed as an option on the install screen, assuming you selected "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)".
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  6. #16


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1


    it genuinely isn't - I am going to download another iso file and try to create another usb installation disk.

    Assuming that I can get it to install - what do I do with the 32GB mSSD card in order to use is properly ?
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  7. #17


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You just started a new thread on this didn't you? All of SSD drive not visible on Windows 8 install
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  8. #18


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by scott7saunders View Post
    it genuinely isn't - I am going to download another iso file and try to create another usb installation disk.

    Assuming that I can get it to install - what do I do with the 32GB mSSD card in order to use is properly ?
    There should be a utility you download and install from the laptop manufacturers web site that sets it up to cache in the background. Did you change or reset the BIOS settings?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1


    I have reset the bios back to factory settings now. Just tried to create a new recovery disk using my mac but it's a right ball ache so I will just do it tomorrow now - fingers crossed
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  10. #20


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by scott7saunders View Post
    it genuinely isn't - I am going to download another iso file and try to create another usb installation disk.

    Assuming that I can get it to install - what do I do with the 32GB mSSD card in order to use is properly ?
    There should be a utility you download and install from the laptop manufacturers web site that sets it up to cache in the background. Did you change or reset the BIOS settings?
    A guy in this thread -
    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/11e-Win...G/td-p/1154637
    had a similar concern to yours.

    Basically, it seems that he installed his Windows on his HDD, and decided to use his SSD to speed his system up (that's the layout alphanumeric is suggesting AFAU). You might look through it if you want to setup your system in a similar way.
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