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Windows 7: No Drive Detected in Installing Windows 7


02 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 
No Drive Detected in Installing Windows 7

Hi Guys, needing a little assistance here.

-I just built my custom PC with an MSI P67A-C43 mother board, with Intel I5 quad core. Everything ran perfectly in turning the PC on and everything, however when trying to install my brand new Windows 7 CD, it could not locate the drive to install it within. At first it did locate it, and then after wards the percentage in expanding the files while installing the Windows CD was frozen at 14%, so i decided to restart the PC and reinstall it, however this time the drive was not found, was giving me that error message. The hardrive I am using is a Seagate ST31500541AS 1.5TB 900RPm hard-drive. I'm under the impression that the hard drive might be defective.

-It was odd how the drive was found in the begining, but after trying it 5 more times, restarting and trying, restarting and trying, it could not locate it, kept giving me that error. I checked the setup and switched some wires back and forth and everything, but it was a no go. I have read that maybe something in the bios might have to be configured however, I did that also. Will a new hard-drive fix this issue? Any feedback is helpful.

Error Message : "No Drive found for Installation" -I am getting to the windows install screen, a few times it did go through, however got stuck in 14%, so i tried again, and no drive is being located to do the install at all now. Hard Drive defective?


FYI: These parts are all brand new, I just bought the barebone kit and put it together. But this error is driving me nuts.

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02 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Lnknprkfrk28, welcome to Seven Forums!


Is the PC BIOS detecting the Hard Disk Drive?
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02 Aug 2011   #3

 

shutdown pc and unplug from the wall for a minute or 2 and give it another go.
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02 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 
Thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Lnknprkfrk28, welcome to Seven Forums!


Is the PC BIOS detecting the Hard Disk Drive?


Thanks Bare Foot Kid, Yes the Bios is detecting the Hard Drive. I mean i tried everything and its a no go. Upon installation it does not detect the drive. It did detect it before a few times, but completely stopped after a while. Do you think its a defective hard drive? I mean every part is brand new. I believe the error occurs when i try to install Windows 7.
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02 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 
Didn't work tried it

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
shutdown pc and unplug from the wall for a minute or 2 and give it another go.

I did this maybe 7 times, did not work.
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02 Aug 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Find the appropriate info/app in the link below to test the HDD, new HDDs have been known to be bad, I just had to RMA a new (used very little) 640GB WD C. Black because of bad sectors that had to have come to me that way.


Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

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02 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Find the appropriate info/app in the link below to test the HDD, new HDDs have been known to be bad, I just had to RMA a new (used very little) 640GB WD C. Black because of bad sectors that had to have come to me that way.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

Thanks! I will try that, I have already requested a new Hard Drive replacement for the one I have right now from Tiger Direct, waiting on that to plug in. I just hope that will fix the issue, but want to make sure its not another issue that is causing the error. Everything else on the PC runs great, turns on and everything, just the installation part.
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02 Aug 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to post back here with an update.
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02 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Be sure to post back here with an update.

Will do, I should have the new drive on Thursday, and will try it out. I will keep you updated, appreciate the help.
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02 Aug 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Ny pleasure mate!
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