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Windows 7: windows dvd doesn't see my hard drive

10 Jul 2015   #1
trembuzz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64/Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 
windows dvd doesn't see my hard drive

Help! my windows dvd doesn't see my hard drive with my os. No installation media for it. I know it just uses the MS driver but repair wants installation media. I put all my system 32 drivers (folder) on a usb stick but repair doesn't see any drivers in it. It's a Sandisk ssd plus 240 Gb.

Any thoughts?
Thank you,
trembuzz


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11 Jul 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
From this tutorial
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Prep the ssd or hdd for install,
Quote:
Prepare the SSD – You first have to initialize the SSD to create the MBR. You can do that with Disk Management or with this program (which you will need later anyhow).

Then you need to align the SSD and define an active partition on it. You use an elevated Command Prompt with the following commands:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit
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11 Jul 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Attach the SSD to the 1st SATA port on the motherboard (SATA_0 or SATA_1) if it is not already there.

What's your intention?
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11 Jul 2015   #4
trembuzz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64/Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
From this tutorial
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Prep the ssd or hdd for install,
Quote:
Prepare the SSD You first have to initialize the SSD to create the MBR. You can do that with Disk Management or with this program (which you will need later anyhow).

Then you need to align the SSD and define an active partition on it. You use an elevated Command Prompt with the following commands:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit
I already cloned my OS to the SSD. I was attempting to do a repair install as "sfc /scannow" could not repair a few files. The OS is already up and running but with the occasional BSOD from the corrupt or missing files.
Looks like the repair install can't detect my SSD or OS. do you know any way around this?
Thank you,
trembuzz
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'm not a fan of cloning I prefer to just clean install especially to a new ssd.
Fewer errors.
Run sfc 3 times in a row and restart between runs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2015   #6
trembuzz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64/Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I'm not a fan of cloning I prefer to just clean install especially to a new ssd.
Fewer errors.
Run sfc 3 times in a row and restart between runs.
I hear ya but thought I'd pursue a solution before doing a clean install as per whs's tutorial.
Already did the sfc thingy 3x.
Thanks anyhoo!
trembuzz
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11 Jul 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Are you booted into Windows 7 and then try to open the Windows 7 DVD?

If you are booted into Windows 7 can you see the DVD in the player?

You must be booted into Windows 7 in order to do a Repair Install using the Windows 7 DVD.

Take a read through this tutorial by Brink.

Repair Install
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