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idata
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Can't install Win 8 enterprise eval on HP TX2000 with Intel 80GB SSD. but can install on HDD

On previous previews of Windows 8, I was able to install on an HP TX2000 with an Intel X25-M 80GB SSD. On the enterprise evaluation version, I cannot finish a clean installation without hardlocking with a black screen. rebooting and repairing the installation doesn't fix things. I can't boot to safe mode either. If I replace the SSD with a traditional HDD, I can finish installation of Windows 8.

The BIOS has no options with regards to SATA or SSDs. However, I have installed Windows 7 to this notebook with the SSD as well as previous versions of the Windows 8 previews. Just not this newer enterprise evaluation version.

I initially tried a clean installation to the current partition. I then tried a clean installation with Windows 8 wiping out the partitions and creating its own partitions. I then reinstalled Windows 7 from an image and then tried to install Windows 8 on top of it. It wouldn't let me install Windows 8 via the upgrade path. But I continued installation with the other option and it also failed to complete, leaving me at a black screen. Repairing the installation failed.

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JAMES_J_Intel
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I'm sorry for the trouble you are experiencing.

Not all issues posted to this community receive the prompt peer support that you might need. In lieu of waiting for assistance, I would like to suggest you contact http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support Intel Customer Support for additional troubleshooting.

Thank you.

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