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Windows 7: hdd drive not detected on win7 ulti setup

16 Jul 2011   #1
mickaboy72

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
hdd drive not detected on win7 ulti setup

i have acer aspire 4750g

my laptop hanged so i have to force shutdown it.
so after that, (i think) the OS corrupt.

then i planned to reformat.
but when it comes to selecting drive
no drives appeared.

my bios is set to achi
i tried loading the achi driver controller
but nothing appears

i tried also the
diskpart
list disk

it said that there is no disk active (something like that)




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16 Jul 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Is the drive recognised in the BIOS?

Press the DEL or F1 key (sometimes both) during startup to get you into the BIOS settings.
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16 Jul 2011   #3
mickaboy72

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

i can't post a screen shot.
cause i can't boot the laptop.
and also i tried to format it by winxp
i successfully deleted/format the partition c:
but when i'm installing it (i planned to use the upgrade to win7 that's why i use winxp)
it comes with an error about my disk
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16 Jul 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickaboy72 View Post
i can't post a screen shot.
cause i can't boot the laptop.
and also i tried to format it by winxp
i successfully deleted/format the partition c:
but when i'm installing it (i planned to use the upgrade to win7 that's why i use winxp)
it comes with an error about my disk
I realised that as soon as I posted my comment, which is why my reply has beeen edited.

This link describes how you can install to a hard drive that has no partition on it.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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16 Jul 2011   #5
mickaboy72

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

yes, my hd is detected on bios


i can't clean install because i can't install winxp pro.
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16 Jul 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

What is Win XP Pro about?

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic


Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?
Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

Have you tried pressing <Alt+F10> at boot up, to goto the Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for How to use Acer eRecovery
You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
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16 Jul 2011   #7
mickaboy72

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

well i think my HDD ****ed up.
thanks for the support guys.

i'll just bring it to a service center
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17 Jul 2011   #8
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Its common for hard drives to give up in laptops, heat & being moved don't help.
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17 Jul 2011   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You do not need XP on the HD to use Win7 Upgrade version: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

What makes you think your HD is bad? Did you run the HD diagnostics/repair extended CD scan linked by Theog?
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