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09 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
another windows 7 not detecting hard drive

hey everyone i just built a computer today. and its the famous windows 7 not detecting hard drive but first here is my set up

amd fx 4100
gigabyte 970a-d3 mobo
kingston 4 gb ram (1 stick)
WD 500gb hard drive

now its the famous install. everything is brand new the new computer can not get any updates its not hooked to the internet, nor do i have a flash drive im on a crappy laptop right now that is surprisingly not fried yet, so i cant do anything updating yet, all i want to do is install windows 7 to my new pc, but it says no driver found, ive even tried putting in the mobo disc like gigabyte said to and still nothing. what can i do? my bios recognizes my cd/dvd rom drive and it also recognizes my hard drive. its all there. but windows 7 wont. is there something in the bios i need to change, i called microsoft and they told me i needed to reformat my hard drive but wouldnt tell me how, gigabyte told me the same thing and the computer store where i bought all my stuff wont touch my computer unless i give them $41 for diagnostics and $41 for install, the guy there is rude and doesnt seem to care about customers who made a HUGE purchase 2 hours before. any help plz ive tried alot of places and done alot of searching. everybuddy is saying update this update that but i cant the computer has no OS. it has boot screen, bios and windows install. please help!


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09 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Download the SATA drivers from the ASUS website here.

Put them on a flash drive and install them during your Windows 7 install. Info here: How to Load SATA Driver in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
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09 Mar 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Windows 7 and how do you plan to activate it? Did you burn the DVD yourself? This error is most often a bad installer.

Confirm ISO and burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed or write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in dropdown menu.

Next try wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command accessed using DISKPART At PC Startup

Check your mobo specs to see if it is an EFI mobo as these require special steps for install: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
Installing Windows to an EFI-Based Computer
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09 Mar 2012   #4

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

its actually the oem windows 7 which i was able to purchase cheap as a diy kit because i bought everything from the shop. its a legal legit Windows 7 os
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09 Mar 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Waiting to hear if it is an EFI BIOS. Check now. You must do a whole different kind of install shown if so.

Did you wipe the HD if it is used yet?
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09 Mar 2012   #6

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

its not used its brand new just came out of the package a few hours ago
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09 Mar 2012   #7

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

diskpart is done it is now showing up on my driver install as unallocated sorry for mispelling
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09 Mar 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

If you don't have special partitioning needs requiring the Drive Options (below) then just click Next and the installer will create and format your installation partitions and proceed.



Read over these steps to get a perfect clean reinstall to apply those that relate to your installation: Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM
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09 Mar 2012   #9

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

it just got done installing and its working fine thankyou it was as simple as diskpart
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09 Mar 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Good news.

Look over the steps I gave you to make sure it's setup perfectly, then save a Windows 7 backup image so you never have to go through it again - just reimage the HD or its replacement in 20 minutes from the DVD and stored image.
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