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Windows 7: Windows 7 not recognizing Hard disk (Promise 378)

27 Apr 2012   #21
james roads

Windows 7 64 bit

Beetlejuice found the solution:
Fasttrak 376/378 Windows 7 driver (help)
The driver i downloaded is

which i found from another thread/forum can't remember..


extract to a folder the 64bit folder of the zip, or the 32bit if you want windows 7 32bit(not tested ). and place that folder on a usb stick/ floppy or other.

1) At BIOS SETUP SCREENS, set the ide controller to RAID!!! (not SATA or IDE)
2) enter the raid controller setup at boot (ctrl F i think) and create an array with the only hard disk you have( raid 0 stripe)
3) boot to windows 7 64bit installation dvd
4) at the message "you have no drives, install a driver", browse and point to the folder 64b (or 32b)

after this, you will get the option to load the promise driver AND ALL WILL WORK FLAWLESSLY AFTER THAT!!

The trick was to set the controller at bios, to RAID MODE and not SATA/IDE Mode. Without doing so, you would load the driver at Windows 7 setup but you still wouldnt see the hard disk, thats where i thought of this alteration in bios setup... Also, in case you want to have another hard disk in, i assume, by creating another array with just a single hard disk (the new one) will be fine.

Considering i installed Windows 7 64bit to an old laptop that had this controller for the hard disks, which were will work for all you guys!

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