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Windows 7: Hard Drive Not Recognized


27 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Hard Drive Not Recognized

Hey I have a new Western Digital 500GB Caviar Green Hard Drive, and it is recognized in my computer, it is formatted and I have marked the partition as active. Yet it will not show up in my Windows 7 installation. How do I make it show up in the installation screen?


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27 Apr 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you assign it a drive letter by right clicking on it ?
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27 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Did you assign it a drive letter by right clicking on it ?
Yes it is drive letter D:
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28 Apr 2010   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Maybe I mis-understood your 1st post

You want it to show up in the Windows 7 installation screen ?

Do you want to install Windows 7 on this new drive ?
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28 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Maybe I mis-understood your 1st post

You want it to show up in the Windows 7 installation screen ?

Do you want to install Windows 7 on this new drive ?
Yes I want to install Windows 7 on my new drive.
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28 Apr 2010   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

What about your current installation, files, progs, etc ?
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28 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
What about your current installation, files, progs, etc ?
I'm going to format format my old hard drive that I have Windows 7 on now once I get Windows 7 installed on my new hard drive.
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28 Apr 2010   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I would connect only the new HD then as your primary HD & intall Windows 7 from the DVD
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28 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I would connect only the new HD then as your primary HD & intall Windows 7 from the DVD
How do I get the hard drive to show up on the installation screen first?
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28 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Is the drive hooked up to different controller, like an on-board raid controller? If so you may need to create a driver disk but it would be much easier to just put on the drive on same controller as the other drive. Simply said, just change to another sata port on the MB...
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