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Windows 7: Hard Drive Driver?

15 Mar 2011   #1
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Hard Drive Driver?

I am trying to install Windows 7. But everytime I get to the screen where I have to choose the hard drive to install on, the computer tells me, "No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation." I have been getting frustrated and cannot seem to be able to find the correct drivers for this.


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15 Mar 2011   #2
Arc

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15 Mar 2011   #3
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Arc, I have tried everything that you said to try on your post. Nothing seems to be working. Any more ideas?
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15 Mar 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Maksim,

Just to confirm : you aren't trying to install to a RAID array are you? That message you describe is typical of installations to a RAID array, although I don't think exclusively so.

What make of disk is it? IDE/SATA/SCSI?

Regards,
Golden
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15 Mar 2011   #5
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Another thing Arc, is that the hard drive shows up when I am booting and it will show up when I boot into Windows XP. Also, when it does show up it says that it is a scsi drive.
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15 Mar 2011   #6
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

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15 Mar 2011   #7
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Can anyone else help me with this issue?
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15 Mar 2011   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You need to give us some relevant details before we can try to help. What chipset is your system? Is it a SCSI hard drive, or is it just being detected (labeled) as SCSI? What model hard drive is it (if you don't know the previous question)? You mention booting to Windows XP. Is that currently installed on the drive in question? Is it the Dell you mention in your system specs (you should fill them out if it is).
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15 Mar 2011   #9
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Sorry DeaconFrost, I am not sure of the chipset, It is being detected as a scsi drive because it says that the drive has scsi properties. I have two hard drives installed one of them a 250 gig scsi drive and the other is a 80 gig sata drive. Yes it is the dell fore mentioned.
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15 Mar 2011   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Fill in your system specs, and/or post the Dell model number. Does the Dell have an onboard SCSI card (that would be quite an old computer), or did you add in an old SCSI card? Are you trying to install Windows 7 to the 80 GB drive, or the 250 GB?
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