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Windows 7: Hard drive not found

18 Sep 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You don't need to add any drivers during the install, Windows will do all that, just start the install and keep clicking next/ok; just be sure to create a password when prompted, Windows 7 does not like when a password is not created.


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18 Sep 2010   #12
ADeV

64 bit Win 7
 
 

When I select browse I get a list of :Floppy, local :C, CD drive and Boot. Logically I select local, I am then told I need to format the disk in drive C before I can use it. I select format disk, and I am told windows can't format disk C. I need to check to see that the disk and drive are connected, make sure the disk is not read only then try again
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18 Sep 2010   #13
ADeV

64 bit Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You don't need to add any drivers during the install, Windows will do all that, just start the install and keep clicking next/ok; just be sure to create a password when prompted, Windows 7 does not like when a password is not created.
I am not being presented with those options though.
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18 Sep 2010   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

What exactly appears in the drive window where you choose where to install Win7?

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18 Sep 2010   #15
ADeV

64 bit Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What exactly appears in the drive window where you choose where to install Win7?


Nothing appears in that box. That's what doesn't make sense, CMOS sees it but windows doesn't.
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18 Sep 2010   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The SATA controller driver for that board should be in installer, but insert it to be sure.

Try setting SATA controller in BIOS setup to AHCI mode first, then IDE mode if necessary.

Try wiping the HD if it is used. SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Do you have a Dynamic Disk?

Test the HD using maker's diag/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) then run Disk Check
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18 Sep 2010   #17
ADeV

64 bit Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The SATA controller driver for that board should be in installer, but insert it to be sure.

Try setting SATA controller in BIOS setup to AHCI mode first, then IDE mode if necessary.

Try wiping the HD if it is used. SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Do you have a Dynamic Disk?
The mobo disk right? I'll try those methods too. The drive is brand new purchased from newegg last week
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18 Sep 2010   #18
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

HD may need to be initialized. Try to create partition and format it using the DISKPART commands in Part Two of the tutorial.

Then Mark it Active: Partition - Mark as Active

Do you have the latest BIOS version update?

More information for this prob: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927520
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18 Sep 2010   #19
ADeV

64 bit Win 7
 
 

I dont really understand how to run this tutorial when all I can do now is turn the computer on and play with bois settings. Sorry for my extreme noobness.
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18 Sep 2010   #20
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Boot the Win7 DVD, press Shift F10, then use the DISKPART commands given in Step Two of first tutorial to create and format a partition, and in second tutorial to mark Win7 Active.

See if installer then sees partition.
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