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Windows 7: No drives were found


23 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
No drives were found

I have just build a pc i5 2320 sandybridge, 4gb kingston ram, gigabyte Z68AP-D3 motherboard and 1 Generic Hard Disk Drive 500GB SATA II along side 1 seagate barracuda 7200.7 200gig hard drive i had lying about. When i boot the system posts however when asked were i want to install windows iam told that no drives were found the hard drive led says that a hard drive is present


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23 Dec 2012   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Than type> convent gpt
& than Reboot PC to install.


UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with


Make sure you boot the DVD from the UEFI DVD Drive.

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23 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

im a bit of a noob and have no idea what you are talking about and the 500gb hard drive is brand new so doesnt need cleaning as nothing is installed on it
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23 Dec 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack12 View Post
im a bit of a noob and have no idea what you are talking about and the 500gb hard drive is brand new so doesnt need cleaning as nothing is installed on it
Just type> convent gpt

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23 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

when?
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23 Dec 2012   #7
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What theog is trying to say is that you have a UEFI BIOS:
The 30-year-long Reign of BIOS is Over: Why UEFI W... - Input Output
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube

It requires the special steps shown in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

If you don't feel it confers enough advantage then you might find it easier to Bypass UEFI to Install Win7

Let us know what you decide, and how it works for you.
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24 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

i think i understand but iam a little confused do i need another pc to make the bootable usb as iam currently using a mac
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24 Dec 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

What is it that you've decided to do?
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24 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

iam trying to load windows 7 btw
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