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Windows 7: Windows 7 Wont Detect hard drives when installing over network

12 Dec 2010   #1
dorij

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows 7 Wont Detect hard drives when installing over network

when i try installing windows 7 on my netbook over a network it wont detect my hard drives


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12 Dec 2010   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

What is the exact error message, and when does it appear?
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12 Dec 2010   #3
dorij

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

it doesnt say and error message.its when i get to the chose your partition section, it wont show my hard drives
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12 Dec 2010   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Didn't your netbook come with Windows 7 loaded?
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12 Dec 2010   #5
dorij

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

nope i has xp.
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12 Dec 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

How exactly are you running a network install? Are you trying to run the DVD or ISO from another computer using the currently installed OS? Where did you get Win7?

It's likely an installer read problem since Win7 has all SATA controllers, unless this netbook is old enough to only have IDE. You could try to insert the SATA controller driver at Load Drivers link on that page, but no guarantees.

If you fill in your specs or at least tell us your netbook make/model we can help you more.

Try flash stick install. Easiest method is to install UltraISO trial version, on File tab open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot stick under USB or HD's on one-time BIOS Boot Menu, or in BIOS Boot Order menu.
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12 Dec 2010   #7
dorij

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

its a hp mini 1000,1 gig ram,Intel atom processor and yeah its from a dvd drive from my desktop
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12 Dec 2010   #8
dorij

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

one more question can i boot windows 7 from a sd card
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12 Dec 2010   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

See if UltraISO detects the card like a flash stick using the steps I posted before.

Otherwise try this: Windows Forums • View topic - Install Windows 7 via USB or SD Media

We rarely get asked this. I am not sure it can be done. Hopefully someone else will know for sure or you can borrow a 4gb flash stick.
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13 Dec 2010   #10
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Here is a link to someone who loaded Win 7 on the same mini: Installing and customizing Windows 7 on the HP Mini 1000 - Joel Evans
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