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Windows 7: Windows 7 installation doesn't detect hard drive

14 May 2009   #1

Vista 64
 
 
Windows 7 installation doesn't detect hard drive

Install everything, the bios detect the hard drive (it's a new hard drive, never been use) but when installing the Windows 7 64, the hard drive list is empty.

Here my spec

Phenom II 940BE | Gigabyte 790X-UD4P | Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB | XFX HD4770 512MB | OCZ StealthXStream 600W | NZXT Tempest

thanks

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15 May 2009   #2

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You need to format new hard drives. no?
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15 May 2009   #3

 
 

Hi Rapmaster, welcome to the forums.

Do you have anything listed at all? The drive may be showing as 'Unallocated' which will require you to create a 'New' partition.




Jeff
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27 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I'm having the same problem. My question is, how do you format it without the Windows Install? Can you do ti in BIOS or something?

Help!


Dave
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27 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 64 ultimate ( to be installed)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigdave9576 View Post
I'm having the same problem. My question is, how do you format it without the Windows Install? Can you do ti in BIOS or something?

Help!


Dave
Go to see my attachment

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slelct computer management, in the left hand pane select disk management .... in the right hand side, select the disk you wan to format, right hand click on it and select quick format

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hope this helps


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27 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

You should be able to format the drive during the actual install process however you may want to set things up before hand to get things exactly how you need.

For this have a look at partition wizard and their bootable disk here ....

Partition Magic Alternative - Partition Wizard is a magic partition software for Winidows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 Server and Windows 7.

The software is a lot more advanced than that built into Windows 7, it works, and it's totally free
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27 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 ultimate ( to be installed)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rapmaster View Post
Install everything, the bios detect the hard drive (it's a new hard drive, never been use) but when installing the Windows 7 64, the hard drive list is empty.

Here my spec

Phenom II 940BE | Gigabyte 790X-UD4P | Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB | XFX HD4770 512MB | OCZ StealthXStream 600W | NZXT Tempest

thanks
Is your hard drive connected to SATA controller
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27 Jan 2010   #8

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigdave9576 View Post
I'm having the same problem. My question is, how do you format it without the Windows Install? Can you do ti in BIOS or something?

Help!


Dave

You can use Command Prompt in Repair my Computer.


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27 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Ok thanks for all the replies guys.

My problem is that I can't access Disk Management as I haven't installed Windows 7 yet.

My Hard Drive is recognized in BIOS, and I have set up BIOS to read it as both AHCI and RAID to see if it would make a difference. I have the latest Drivers for my MB (on both the MB CD and a flash drive), but when I select the driver, it just hangs for awhile then goes back to the Window screen saying there are no Drives located.

Would this be an HD installation problem? a MB problem?

I suck at this!

Thanks again,

Dave
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27 Jan 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigdave9576 View Post
Ok thanks for all the replies guys.

My problem is that I can't access Disk Management as I haven't installed Windows 7 yet.

My Hard Drive is recognized in BIOS, and I have set up BIOS to read it as both AHCI and RAID to see if it would make a difference. I have the latest Drivers for my MB (on both the MB CD and a flash drive), but when I select the driver, it just hangs for awhile then goes back to the Window screen saying there are no Drives located.

Would this be an HD installation problem? a MB problem?

I suck at this!

Thanks again,

Dave
Load your SATA controller drivers here.


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