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Windows 7: pata install issue

21 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7 64 bit
pata install issue

Hi folks. Im having problems installing windows 7 . im trying to install onto a pata hardrive and windows 7 will not recognize it? my xp recognises it and so does my bios but when trying to install to it windows 7 cant see it .is it a driver issue ? my motherboard is an asus p5lp-le if that helps . thanks

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21 Sep 2009   #2

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)

What file system is it formatted in? It has to be NTFS for Windows 7 and file unit allocation size should be 4096bytes (or Standard).

What was on that volume before?

Have you tried Advanced options which let you format the drive during the installation?

Also, does it have a drive letter? It must have one allocated for the installer to see the drive.
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21 Sep 2009   #3

windows 7 64 bit

hi peter ,
the drive is formatted to nfts and has a drive letter . xp recognises it , so i might just install xp on it and the update with 7 over that , do you think that will work? thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Sep 2009   #4

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)

It may but no guarantees. That's strange. I'm going to have to Google this a lot more..!
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