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Windows 7: IDE Hard drive doesn't work??


29 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 32bit ultimate
 
 
IDE Hard drive doesn't work??

Guys I'v been searching and reading and pulling my hair out for 3days!!
I had Windows XP, then installed Windows 7 32bit Ultimate on IDE hard drive.

HOW CAN I FORMAT THE IDE HARD DRIVE SO AS TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL??

When putting CD in and pressing Intall...I wanted to Format my 40Gig IDE hard drive (that I use for windows intallation only). So as to start CLEAN install.

The CD recognised my hard drives....250Gig SATA and 40Gig IDE....however would not let me format either or change in any way.....something about load driver?? VIA 6140 something.

So instead I thought to boot the disk and try that way. It didnt recognise the IDE hard drive at all...anyway I chose to do it the first way once I found that driver I mentioned.

I installed windows on woindows, then deleted the windows.old file afterwords.

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30 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 32bit ultimate
 
 

I got my driver from the maufacturers website
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30 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try uninstalling it and letting Windows Update automatically install.
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30 Oct 2009   #4

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Have a look at this Seven Forums tutorial Clean Installation with Windows 7, if you have any questions, reply here.

Load drivers in step #8.
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31 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 32bit ultimate
 
 

Guys i know how to do it....I had to load XP drivers direct from CD....it recognises IDE and hey presto, i can format. Thanks alot for your help
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