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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation can not detect my harddrive


11 Apr 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I thought I had but apparently not very well, thanks for the "gentle" reminder.
This thread must have disappearing ink because I cannot find either the installed Vista version or the desired Windows 7 upgrade version anywhere.


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11 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This thread must have disappearing ink because I cannot find either the installed Vista version or the desired Windows 7 upgrade version anywhere.
In the first line of the original post the OP states.
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I am attempting to install Windows 7(32) onto my computer (currently running Windows Vista32).
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I guess that is what you are talking about??
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11 Apr 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

 

Those are OS's and bit-rates, not the version.

Versions are Starter, Basic, Home Premium, Pro, Enterprise Ultimate - OEM or retail.
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12 Apr 2011   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joriko13 View Post
Hi there,

I am attempting to install Windows 7(32) onto my computer (currently running Windows Vista32). I have been unable to do so because the setup claims that I have no harddrives in which to install windows. It will not detect them during the installation process.

The compatibility check states that my computer is capable of running Windows 7(32) I am curious if there is anything I could do to get the installation to detect my harddrive.

Please feel free to ask for any other hardware related questions if needed.

My computer specs are:

Nvidia GTS 450
Intel Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
4.00gb Ram
Dell XPS720
PLDS DVD+RW DH-16A6S SCSI CdRom (driver up to date)

I attempted to format my C: as well, as per a friends suggestion, and was unable to do so recieving an error message stating "system partition is not allowed to be formatted" . I do not recall partitioning my system.

Hope this helps.

Thank you.
You say you have a SCSI DVD drive? Are you sure?
If the DVD is SCSI are the hard drives also SCSI?
If so that is your problem. You need to LOAD the SCSI drivers during the 7 install routine. No other option will work. Win 7 does not see the SCSI hard drives without loading the drivers for the SCSI card and drives. To my knowledge NO Dell system, unless older business class servers, ever came with SCSI as a normal option. So this is a Add-On card.
Windows sometimes call's SATA Drives, SCSI Drives.

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12 Apr 2011   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

Windows sometimes call's SATA Drives, SCSI Drives.

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Never in my workings with PCs and Windows have I ever seen Windows report SATA drives as SCSI drives.

It your screen shot is of your system and there is NO SCSI device installed in your system, whether on board or add on card, this is the first time I have ever seen that.
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12 Apr 2011   #16

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I've had this on two computers I've worked on as well, so it does happen.
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