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Windows 7: my hard drive is not showing up

05 Mar 2012   #11
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I believe Seavixen directed you to the Digital River ISO image of Windows 7. The link is to My Digital life but the download id from Digital River. The ISO will contain all of the generic drivers that normally come with any windows DVD. Specific drivers for your system can be downloaded from your Motherboard manufacturers web site. Go to their web site, look up your specific motherboard and click on downloads. You can download drivers, the manual or bios updates and utilities.


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05 Mar 2012   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Shawna, Essenbe's advice is good and yes, it was the Digital River ISO I was suggesting.

Once you've downloaded this image and burned it to a blank DVD, you can boot into it and install Windows, during which time you can partition your hard drive.

If you're being asked for drivers then please take note of Essenbe's advice as to where you can get them.
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06 Mar 2012   #13
shawna

WINDOWS 7 WINDOWS VISTA 32 BIT
 
 

That easues program didn't do anything. I started running diskpart and did the clean all command. That succeeded. Then I went to create partition and got an error. Diskpart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an i\o device error. See the system log for more information. I cant see my system log there isn't anything on the computer. The hdd is there and it says its online and it is 149gb in size and 149gb free. What can I do???
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08 Mar 2012   #14
shawna

WINDOWS 7 WINDOWS VISTA 32 BIT
 
 
problems installing windows 7

When I am installing windows and get the part where Ichoose the drive to install windows on there is only one drive and it says that windows cannot be put on it. But it say that its empty. It 149gb unallocated. Then when I click on show more it says something about the hardware is not compatible. I think it is a driver problem. But I am not sure. The hard drive is mk1637gsx made by toshiba. I have tried to create a partition it wont let me. One other problem I am having everytime I boot with my usb or disk I have to delete the copy of windows and put it back onto my usb drive and then boot. I dont know if these two problems are related but it seems as tho they would be. I would be forever grateful if somebody could help me please.Another thing is when I run startup repair it returns the problem no os installed then something about trying to recover the partition. Then I restart it and get a boot error. Thats when I have to erase my usb.
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08 Mar 2012   #15
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Try doing a full wipe of the drive.
It's possible something is screwy with the file table.
I suggest this method.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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08 Mar 2012   #16
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawna View Post
AnothrWhen I am installing windows and get the part where Ichoose the drive to install windows on there is only one drive and it says that windows cannot be put on it. But it say that its empty. It 149gb unallocated. Then when I click on show more it says something about the hardware is not compatible. I think it is a driver problem. But I am not sure. The hard drive is mk1637gsx made by toshiba. I have tried to create a partition it wont let me. One other problem I am having everytime I boot with my usb or disk I have to delete the copy of windows and put it back onto my usb drive and then boot. I dont know if these two problems are related but it seems as tho they would be. I would be forever grateful if somebody could help me please.Another thing is when I run startup repair it returns the problem no os installed then something about trying to recover the partition. Then I restart it and get a boot error. Thats when I have to erase my usb.
Hi Shawna,

Is your Toshiba Hard drive recognised in the BIOS? A question now: How did you come to know that it is a Toshiba mk1637gsx?

To start with a clean slate please do the following.

1. Clean erase your Toshiba Hard drive. Download and run the Erase Utility Software Utilities

2. Check your hard drive with the Toshiba Diagnostic utility - DOS Diagnostic Tool version 7.0. Download from the above referenced site.

[Both the above should be run from a bootable DOS disk. Download and run Rufus v1.1.4 (without FreeDOS support) Rufus - Create bootable USB drives to create your bootable USB pendrive. Put the .exe files of the above 2, (fjerase.exe and FJDT.EXE) and run them from the DOS prompt. ( Please do read the Readme files when you unzip 1 and 2)]

If everything goes OK, then try to clean install Windows 7.

Good luck.

EDIT: Screenshot added: Rufus creating a bootable DOS pendrive. "Check device for bad blocks" checked to make sure that the pendrive is OK.

my hard drive is not showing up-checktoshiba.jpg


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08 Mar 2012   #17
shawna

WINDOWS 7 WINDOWS VISTA 32 BIT
 
 

Ok I download the fjdtwin.exe and tried to run it. I keep getting errors.The computer cant start because oledlg.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. Also when I try to run fjerase I get this error. Windows cant find C:\fjerase\fjerase.exe Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. C: is my usb drive. To answer a question you asked about how I know that my hdd is mk1637gsx It is wrote on the hdd itself. I just wanted to say thank you for your help..
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08 Mar 2012   #18
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

You should download DOS Diagnostic Tool version 7.0 and run it from DOS. (and not Windows Diagnostic Tool Ver. 1.12)

Similarly you should also run fjerase.exe from DOS.

( I do not know how you are running these from Windows.)
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08 Mar 2012   #19
shawna

WINDOWS 7 WINDOWS VISTA 32 BIT
 
 

I did download both of these. I dont know where I am making the misktake at. Could you please walk me though exactly what and how I am suppose to do this. Is it possible that there is a virus or something causing this? My com;puter is acting crazy. I know that before it crashed there was a virus but I didnt get the chance to try and remove it. I got a different blue screen error now. A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your compter. wimFsf.sys PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA Technical information: STOP 0x00000050 (ox83BB88F9, 0x00000000, 0x848B7339,0x00000000) wimFsf.sys - address 848B7339 base at 848B4000 Datestamp 4a5bc0a6 This is the first time I have every had this appear.
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08 Mar 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Shawna -

What needs to be done now is run the Toshiba diagnostics CD extended scan to check the condition of your HD.

From this link: Software Utilities Choose the second DOS download, after download rightclick the file to extract from .zip file, burn ISO to CD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, boot disk to run Extended scan. Once test is passed, use the tool to wipe the HD.

If the drive is good, boot the WIn7 installer, choose Custom Install, at the drive selection screen click Drive Options to create New partition and Format, click Next to install: Clean Install Windows 7

If this fails again, try formatting a Primary NTFS partition using free Partition Wizard bootable CD, mark it Active, then try install to the partition.

Please report back what happens, including any verbatim errors.
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