So here's the lowdown.
I have an Asus x86v thats a few years old and it bluescreened on me a ways back, and since I no longer had the recovery disks (originally vista), I decided to just load linux onto my machine, and I did and it was fine.
I got tired of linux and decided to upgrade to windows 7. After trying to install windows 7 using a legit DVD, I noticed my Hard Drive wasn't being recognized. Did some reading, and someone said to just completely wipe the hard drive and then it would be easier. So I did.
Well the same thing is happening now, once I try to install, I can get to a point, but I get the error "no drives were found" blah blah blah.
After reading more, I figured I probably needed to load the SATA Controller drivers
, and luckily I still have my Driver
/Utility disc. I copied all the drivers off the disc and put them on a USB and there are literally 200 or so, and I can't figure out which one to select. I've tried selecting them all and hitting next but it cycles through them and nothing happened.
I'm running in compatibility mode and I don't think I have RAID or whatever. I've tried literally everything I could find online and nothing has worked. I'm at a loss here. Any help would be awesome.
Forgot to add that the Hardrive does come up on BIOS, just not when I try to install. Also, I did go in and partition/format the Hard Drive. And by chance, or who knows, it popped up once, but wouldn't let me continue.