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Windows 7: Cannot Identify Hard Drive

15 Jun 2012   #11
muzokh

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Finally, I issued Shift+F10 command after language screen then I received the prompt x:\Sources>, on this prompt, I issued diskpart command and then issued list disk and received the following message.
There are no fixed disks to show

Thanks


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15 Jun 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

You said your HD shows in BIOS, correct?

So you'll now want to diagnose/repair using the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan run from boot, followed by Disk Check on a full disk partition you can make using free Partition Wizard bootable CD or Step 2.2 here after wiping the HD of code with Clean Command: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.

If you cannot determine your HD make by looking at it or research, use SeaTools for DOS | Seagate
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15 Jun 2012   #13
muzokh

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I already checked my hard disk by using Sea Tools (Dos Base) as well as tested through hard disk diagnostic utility from Bios.
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15 Jun 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Did you run the extended Seatools CD scan from booted CD? The BIOS doesn't have capability to repair a HD, nor can DOS scan run from the same HD repair itself.

You can also use it afterwards to run a Quick Wipe of the HD.
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15 Jun 2012   #15
muzokh

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yes, I ran the extended Sea Tools from bootable DVD and it passed my hard disk.
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15 Jun 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Did you wipe the HD using the disk?

There are a number of questions I've asked and other steps stacking up with no response, so I'll let you catch up before giving more steps. This is an interactive forum that works best when each step is responded to in detail so that we know what to advise next. For those who do this we have a 100% install rate in countless thousands of cases.
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15 Jun 2012   #17
muzokh

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I am very sorry for that. I didn't wipe out the disk and I am wondering that I dont know how to wipe it. I just tested my hard disk through bootable Sea tool Dos base
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15 Jun 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

Wiping the HD can solve many installation problems because it overwrites possible bad code in the boot sector. However it is very unusual to have a HD detected in BIOS which is able to be scanned from HD Diagnostics CD and still not have it show up during install. So if Quick wiping the HD does not work then you'll need to pursue Loading the SATA controller drivers as outlined in Post 10 earlier.
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19 Jun 2012   #19
muzokh

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi All
I did hard disk test by using Sea Tools and it passed and then try to Wiped it by using DBAN. Darik's Boot and Nuke but it stuck on .47% and then after few minutes I receive an error message some thing like "Fatal Disk Error". Please advice

Thanks
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19 Jun 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Is your HD a Seagate HD? If not I would run the actual maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan to get a definitive diagnosis.

Otherwise try wiping the HD again with Diskpart Clean Command as originally instructed in Post #2. Or use the Seatools CD Quick Wipe option.
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