Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: hard disk installation help.

28 Jan 2011   #1
anirudh

windows xp sp2 32bit
 
 
hard disk installation help.

well, i have a lot of problem installing my hard disk( 500gb seagate barracuda). my computer doesnt detect it (even in the bios). Does it have anything to do with the motherboard(intel d945 gcl) and the ram(1 gb dynet), or is it a faoulty hard drive?
i currently have a 160gb seagate.
BOTH MY HARD DISKS ARE SATA


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Jan 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anirudh View Post
well, i have a lot of problem installing my hard disk( 500gb seagate barracuda). my computer doesnt detect it (even in the bios). Does it have anything to do with the motherboard(intel d945 gcl) and the ram(1 gb dynet), or is it a faoulty hard drive?
i currently have a 160gb seagate.
BOTH MY HARD DISKS ARE SATA
Did you format it and assign it a drive letter?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2011   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi anirudh and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Check to make sure that the cables are secure. If using non-latching SATA cables, consider replacing them with latching types. Check the settings in your BIOS - on some boards, it is possible to disable unused ports. You could also see if the drives are detected if you swap the connectors around.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 hard disk installation help.




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
optical disk installation of Windows 8 after a hard disk crash
I am preparing for a hard disk crash. I purchased a new PC with Windows 7 in June 2012. It came with a Samsung optical disk containing Windows 7. I am eligible for the $14.99 USD upgrade to Windows 8. Will there be an installation disk for Windows 8 available at this price and if not, then...
Installation & Setup
Unable to proceed OS installation on new hard disk
Hello All My SONY VAIO VPCEB15FX laptop has been getting the S.M.A.R.T failures. I checked with SONY and since my laptop is more than 12 months old - could not get them to help me with this issue without paying (laptop started having issues exactly after 15 months- not so good for a branded...
Installation & Setup
Win 7 OEM Disk & new Hard drive installation
I'm running Win XP 32 bit & trying to install Win 7 OEM 64 bit to a new SATA harddrive(Seagate 500GB). The harddrive has been partitiioned & Win XP Explorer sees it & writes & reads to it. When I put the Win XP 32 bit installation disk in the SATA DVD drive & click the setup.exe file,the Win XP...
Installation & Setup
Is deleting a hard disk partition on Windows 7 installation secure?
Hi all, I am preparing a laptop for sale, and have carried out a fresh install of Windows (booting from recovery CD). During this process, I selected 'Custom installation', followed by the hard disk partition containing my personal data and 'Drive options (advanced)', followed by 'Delete'. Is...
General Discussion
Activation/Installation ID for reinstallation on a different hard disk
Hi, I have Windows 7 installed on a RAID 10 system, which I consider a bit risky (even though it is RAID 10, the motherboard isn't reliable; for example, if I disconnect a drive, and reconnect it, I fear - maybe falsely - that I would loose all data). Anyway, I want to reinstall fresh Windows on...
Windows Updates & Activation
Window 7 installation does not detect my Hard disk
Hi, I have a 2.8 Ghz, P4 processor with 768 (512 + 256) MB ram and an Asus p5rd1-vm motherboard with a 128 MB ATI-Radeon Graphics Card. I have been running Windows XP for years. I have decided to upgrade to Windows 7 finally after reading all the reviews. However, During installation, my hard disk...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:46.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App