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Windows 7: cant get windows 7 to install hard drive not found to save it

03 Sep 2012   #1

windows 7 x64
 
 
cant get windows 7 to install hard drive not found to save it

Hello all,

I'm having problems with my laptop trying to install windows 7 ultimate.

It all starts fine but gets to the point as where do you want to install windows and there is nothing there to select, no hard drive to save it to.

Here is a link as to where I asked on another site if you need a few details and see what I've done already to try and fix it.

https://www.sony.co.uk/discussions/m.../807089#807089

Chris

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03 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD, and how? How do you plan to activate it?

If you still have an OS onboard the make your Recovery disks first.

Boot the installer to wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command.

Then follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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04 Sep 2012   #3

windows 7 x64
 
 

im just following your advice from a few years ago on another post Hard drive not found and it seems to be working so far, well it is now formatting (12 percent completed) hopefully when its finished it will be ok
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04 Sep 2012   #4

windows 7 x64
 
 

its all installed and working now

thanks for your help
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04 Sep 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

You're welcome. You can mark the thread solved at top.
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