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Windows 7: HDD not found in Windows Installation but found in BIOS

22 Jun 2015   #1
Brandon1234567

Windows
 
 
HDD not found in Windows Installation but found in BIOS

So it's a long story.
I hadn't had Microsoft Net Framework on, so I turned it on.
Then my PC randomly crashed.
Tried to reboot but it got stuck in the crash then reboot circle.
I tried my hardest to fix it but I couldn't find anything to fix it so I decided to just,
reinstall windows.
I made a bootable usb windows install which worked last time I had to reinstall windows.
This time I load the usb up and it goes to the language settings, then it has 2 modes.
Custom or upgrade.
Upgrade has the whole "you've loaded windows with the installation disk blahblah"
Which doesn't work cause I've tried to fix that to.
So I'm forced to do custom, which only show Disk 0 (Which is my Usb)
I choose browse so i can see what disks I have and I have 3.
C: (Usb)
X: (Don't know what this one is)
and The cd drive.
The "X" drive only has 30 free mbs of space, even though my HDD has 500 Gigs.
TLR Hard Drive doesn't show up.
Please, someone help as this is very annoying.


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22 Jun 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

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23 Jun 2015   #3
Brandon1234567

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
My HDD shows up in my bios but once I get to the startup it's either changed or disappeared cause the one that I have is 500 gigs, the only ones that show up are x drive(30 mbs) and my usb, which is c for some reason.
I think I may have accidentally cleared my main HDD with the cmd cause i was doing the diskpart steps and i somehow cleared it, don't remember hw.
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23 Jun 2015   #4
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

I don't see why the Installation drive wouldn't see a blank HDD. The 30mb drive presumably is the installation's RAM drive. I would try a different USB boot stick to see if the drive appears. Best would be to use a utility drive such as Partition Wizard or Parted Magic that could test the HDD. But any Linux live CD would do.
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23 Jun 2015   #5
Brandon1234567

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
I don't see why the Installation drive wouldn't see a blank HDD. The 30mb drive presumably is the installation's RAM drive. I would try a different USB boot stick to see if the drive appears. Best would be to use a utility drive such as Partition Wizard or Parted Magic that could test the HDD. But any Linux live CD would do.
using another usb stick didn't work
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23 Jun 2015   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

1. Pull out your USB and other USB storage devices from your PC. Just boot. At the end of BIOS run what message do you get - if at all you get one.. Post it.

2. Tell us how you prepared the bootable USB for installing Windows.
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23 Jun 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Change your SATA Operation Mode in BIOS to AHCI. If you can't see AHCI, tell us what options there are, and what it is at the moment.

Or get AHCI/RAID Pre-Install drivers from your motherboard CD or support website and put them on a CD/USB. Load those drivers when you get to that screen.

Fill in your System Specs too please, System Info - See Your System Specs
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23 Jun 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

Would you please follow ALL of the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures as you need to format an Active partition (not just clear it) to increase the potential for the installer to see it.
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25 Jun 2015   #9
Brandon1234567

Windows
 
 

Um, don't know what happened but all of my drives have now appeared in asus ez flash.
But when i boot from my Windows 7 Installation USB, it gets the 0xC0000098 error /boot/bcd error.
Now I need help with this error.
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25 Jun 2015   #10
gregrocker

 

Reply to every post you have not yet answered with the exact results of the steps suggested. We don't have a clue what you did if you don't reply to our suggestions, and its rude. You are at the top tech forums on the web so you need to be as thorough as an entrance exam.
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