Hi everyone, I joined this forum to get an answer to a big question if I can. But it looks nice here, so I might stick around afterwards too.
Okay I will try to keep this as succinct as I can:
I am trying to perform a clean installation of Windows 7 HP 32bit on my desktop PC.
Motherboard: MSI K9AGM2
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
There is a perfectly good 75GB SATA hard disk installed, but when I get to the point in the installation where it asks where I want to install windows I get 'no drives were found'.
I have checked in the BIOS so see if it's recognised there, which it isn't. I also tried an XP Home installation just to see what happened and that didn't recognise the hard drive either.
I have just formatted this hard drive using DBan and it does work in my other PC. I have also fitted a hard drive from another PC into this computer and that one isn't seen either. I have tried different data cables and different SATA slots on the motherboard and that didn't work.
From my reading on google it seems that this might be a SATA driver
issue. Where I have to get drivers
from the motherboard's website and then install at the screen where it doesn't see the hard drive and gives the 'load driver' option. I have downloaded different drivers from the MSI website for my motherboard. Some of them have been found, but none have worked in finding my hard drive. I was desperately hoping that someone would be able to help.
I also spoke with the guy from my local computer shop, who (based on my description of the problem) seemed to first think it was a driver issue. He also said it was a bit of a pig of a job to do. So any help for this would be seriously appreciated. Thanks!