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Windows won't interface with hard drive

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I just built a computer and I am having trouble installing windows. I have a SSD hard drive (samsung 840 pro 128GB) and a Gigabyte motherboard. You can find the full specs here. I am trying to install windows 8 and when I get to the step of installing windows on a disk it says that it cannot locate an existing partition or create a new one. Even when I click format it gives the same message. I tried gparted and converted the disk to NTFS but no luck. The thing I am confused about is that Ubuntu will install fine. I have Ubuntu on my computer currently but I would really like to have windows. Please help.
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What exactly does it say on the windows disk that you have Quantum?

Did you alter the bios to have the optical drive as first boot option?
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