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Windows 7: Wiped hdd now computer will not recognize the drive

30 Jun 2015   #1
ultralightflyer

windows 7pro x 64
 
 
Wiped hdd now computer will not recognize the drive

I used the White canyon wipe software to wipe a 2tb hard drive. It wiped everything including the drivers for the drive. Now my system will not recognize the drive at all. I tried to install windows 7 and was told that it could not install the partition and the install was aborted. I understand that the drive needs drivers to work but where do I get bootable drivers to install? Then how do I install them if my system won't recognize the drive? Can anyone help me?


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30 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you want to install OS to that drive, remove all other drives and only keep CD/DVD and that 2TB drive.
Then go into BIOS, and change SATA operation mode to AHCI. Try again.

Also see Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome
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30 Jun 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You don`t need drivers to install windows 7. There are no drivers on a hard drive until you install the OS.

That message is always brought on by a bad installer.
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30 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

He will need SATA-RAID pre-install drivers if SATA operation mode is set to RAID in BIOS.
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01 Jul 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

He said 2 TB hard drive. As in singular, no mention of raid
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01 Jul 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It will still use RAID drivers if it is set to SATA RAID mode.
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