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Windows 7: cant load new drive

03 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
cant load new drive

just got a WD1500hlfs raptor i put windows disk in and it wont see the drive ,wants me to load driver which there is none. my other drive works fine but i want to change to the WD and it just not loading windows,really fustrating here brand new asrock 970 extreme4 MB if that helps TY

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04 Nov 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64


You aren't being clear about what you are trying to do.

Are you wanting to install Windows to the new HDD? If so, unplug/disconnect the current HDD. Check in the BIOS to make sure the new HDD shows up.

Report back.

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04 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

yes.unpluggerd old drive trying to install Windows 7 on new drive ,no cant see in bios cant even get to bios TY
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04 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)

Is your cable plugged in snugly? Also if required is there a power cord plugged in (do you hear it start up when you turn your computer on?). Also check to make sure your motherboard supports it. Mine won't read 6.0 SATA drives.
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04 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

asrock 970 extreme4 motherboard,wd1500hlfs raptor hard drive cant seem to find for sure but MB should support and yes plugs are good
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