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Windows 7: SATA Hard Drive Not Detected

26 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
SATA Hard Drive Not Detected

I am trying to install windows 7 for a friend but the hard drive isn't detected within windows setup or within the bios. I have tried installing SATA drivers to try and get windows to recognise the hard drive but to no avail. Is there anything else I can try before assuming that the hard drive may be faulty?

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26 Nov 2010   #2

win 7 ( 64 bit)

are there any other drives in the system?
if there is try replacing that drive with the new drive . if theres no other drives in the system try pluging the sata cable in another sata slot .. also check your power cable to the drive .

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26 Nov 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Change out the cables, and change ports as suggested. Unless you can get it to register in BIOS, the installer won't see it.

You shouldn't have to provide any SATA drivers for Windows 7 installer, only iDE drivers if applicable.
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