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Windows 7: built new computer, win7 pro won't list HDD

24 Apr 2011   #1
MARKAS

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
built new computer, win7 pro won't list HDD

Hi people

I have built my very first computer, it has been a fun process up until now.

When installing windows7 professional 64 bit everything goes fine until it says
"WHERE DO YOU WANT TO INSTALL WINDOWS." = nothing is listed.

my new Hard drive (WD1002FAEX) shows up in BIOS but as the slave does this matter?
also in BIOS SATA control mode is set to IDE i have tried RAID and AHCI.

I have tried to press shift+F10 in windows install and do some of the commands but i am not 100% sure in this area

I have read alot of forums with similar symptoms. I feel like I have tried everything. Any suggestions would be great.

system
CPU: Intel core i5
MB: GA-P67A-UD3R-B3
HDD: WD1002FAEX


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24 Apr 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If it shows up in the BIOS, that is already a good thing. At least the connections work. I would do the following:

1. Attach it to port0
2. Format an allocate primary, active partition (suggest 100GB) with the bootable CD of this program - it is the last entry on the page.
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24 Apr 2011   #3
MARKAS

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

I forgot to add that I had joined another hard drive form another computer. Both showed up in BIOS and in the windows install. I did not select because the Hard drive was not mine and the files were not backed up.
I want to add that the hard drive that I plan to use is brand new and never been used before.
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24 Apr 2011   #4
MARKAS

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply.

when you say Attach it to port0: do you mean the ports on the mother board.
My MB has six ports. as follows

SATA 3_0 SATA 3_1
SATA 2_2 SATA 2_3

SATA 2_4 SATA 2_5
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24 Apr 2011   #5
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MARKAS View Post
Thanks for the quick reply.

when you say Attach it to port0: do you mean the ports on the mother board.
My MB has six ports. as follows

SATA 3_0 SATA 3_1
SATA 2_2 SATA 2_3

SATA 2_4 SATA 2_5
Yes the SATA port 0.
Also partition and format that drive first. Some times with a new drive it need to be partitioned and formatted for the Windows installer to see it properly. you can do that with several free partitioning program Easeus is one of them.
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24 Apr 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would attach it to Sata3-0. The 6GB bus will probably not buy you any additional performance, but port0 is where a system HD is best placed.

Quote:
Also partition and format that drive first
As I already suggested.
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24 Apr 2011   #7
MARKAS

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Ok. I have placed it in SATA 3_0 and the hard drive now shows up as master...... cool thanks for that.
Now I am downloading what you suggested. When that is finished downloading what do I do form there?
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24 Apr 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
When that is finished downloading what do I do form there?
You burn the .iso to a CD, load the CD (have to change the BIOS boot order) and use the program. The UI is pretty obvious, but if you get stuck, post back. Some of the functions you need are under the Partition Tab > Modify. And when you want to execute a pending operation, you have to "Apply" (see bottom left of the window).
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24 Apr 2011   #9
MARKAS

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Ok now I am at the MINI TOOL PARTITION WIZARD HOME EDITION V5.2. What needs to be done now?
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24 Apr 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For starters, highlight the disk and Format
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