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Windows 7: Hard drive not found


18 Sep 2010   #1

64 bit Win 7
 
 
Hard drive not found

Hello all, I have just finished assembling my first computer. I am trying to use the Windows 7 upgrade disk to install on my new hard drive as per the set of instructions I found here. I am having trouble though, when I get to the point where I select custom install them pick a drive to put the install on; there is no drive select. I tried to use the refresh option to no avail. I am pretty sure my hard drive isn't DOA because my cmos setup recognizes it as it should. Any help is appreciated, Thanks in advance.

Edit: This is the one I'm going by, I found it in a Google search


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18 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello ADeV, welcome to Seven Forums!





You are not getting the "Where do you want to ... " like in the snips below and in step 7 of the tutorial during install, is that what you're saying?


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18 Sep 2010   #3

64 bit Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello ADeV, welcome to Seven Forums!





You are not getting the "Where do you want to ... " like in the snips below and in step 7 of the tutorial during install, is that what you're saying?


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Yes exactly, I cleared my CMOS and am now trying again. Maybe I will be successful this time.
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18 Sep 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

If nothing is showing in the selection window, try Loading your SATA controller driver or mobo drivers at the link to insert drivers there.
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18 Sep 2010   #5

64 bit Win 7
 
 

^ I'll try that as well THX
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18 Sep 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ADeV View Post
Hello all, I have just finished assembling my first computer. I am trying to use the Windows 7 upgrade disk to install on my new hard drive as per the set of instructions I found here. I am having trouble though, when I get to the point where I select custom install them pick a drive to put the install on; there is no drive select. I tried to use the refresh option to no avail. I am pretty sure my hard drive isn't DOA because my cmos setup recognizes it as it should. Any help is appreciated, Thanks in advance.

Edit: This is the one I'm going by, I found it in a Google search




I just re-read the OP, have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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18 Sep 2010   #7

64 bit Win 7
 
 

OK so using gregrockers idea I put the MOBO disk in and found a list of drivers to install is this now a matter of finding the right one? I've never done this sort of thing before.
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18 Sep 2010   #8

64 bit Win 7
 
 

Do I need to format this hard drive prior to being able to put windows 7 on it?
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18 Sep 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Not really, Windows will do everything needed automatically during the install.
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18 Sep 2010   #10

64 bit Win 7
 
 

Well I tried to put the driver(s) from my MOBO disk into the said window and nothing worked. I Am really stumped now. :/
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