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Windows 7: No drives were found. :S

27 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
No drives were found. :S

Hey, I'm new on these forums so sry if I'm not doing this right or something...

I'm trying to install windows 7 32bit from a "family pack" upgrade disk (home premium) that I bought like a few hours ago. The disk definitely isn't scratched or dirty.
I have a similar problem, that is, when I get to the part where I am supposed to find the drive to install it on (in this case my /C drive) it shows nothing (the list of drives is empty).

I bought this computer used and it has a non genuine version of windows 7 (32bit professional)(so I know the computer is able to run windows 7) but I have been having some troubles with that (randomly restarting) so I decided to install a genuine copy of windows 7.

Current specs:

Non-genuine version of windows 7 (32bit professional)

AMD Athlon(tm) II x2 240 processor (2.8 ghz)

4gb RAM

Any help would really be appreciated

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27 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version Update from the Support Downloads webpage for your computer or mobo. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

In BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE mode if necessary.

Next wipe the HD of all code to get the cleanest possible slate: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Boot installer to do Custom install. If no drive shows, back out and pre-partition NTFS Primary 100gb target partition which you Modify>Set to Active using free Partition Wizard bootable CD: Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

If this fails, at Load Drivers link provide the SATA controller driver from the chipset downloaded from the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or mobo.
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27 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Make sure you have the latest BIOS version Update from the Support Downloads webpage for your computer or mobo. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

In BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE mode if necessary.

Next wipe the HD of all code to get the cleanest possible slate: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Boot installer to do Custom install. If no drive shows, back out and pre-partition NTFS Primary 100gb target partition which you Modify>Set to Active using free Partition Wizard bootable CD: Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

If this fails, at Load Drivers link provide the SATA controller driver from the chipset downloaded from the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or mobo.
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27 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

It just started working by itself when I decided to try again after a while

I tried to get to the bios but it didnt work :S (not that it matters now... )
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 No drives were found. :S




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