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Windows 7: New Custom Build -- "No drives were found"

26 Jul 2010   #21

Windows 7 Enterprise
Some details on how to install Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire (no drives)

Trying to install Windows 7 Enterprise x86 (official Eval) on a ACER Aspire T650 (Specifications:

As more people discovered, the setup will not find your sata drive(s) during setup. BIOS shows the drives without problems. Formatting / partitioning the disk does not work. I formatted the disk with VistaPE boot-dvd to be sure. Assigning a drive-letter does not work, still no drives found!

So you have to install the SATA driver. I used this extraced archive: To download, Google for M5287 (for other machines, try: M5288, and M5289, they are all aLi SATA sys drivers), put the extraced archive(s) on a USB stick, and load the driver during setup.

Currently, will give you the download for M5288. More details here: ULi SATA Controller (M5287) software download - Windows - VersionTracker .

General discussion that I used for this thread: Help me in installing windows7 !!! [Archive] - My Digital Life Forums .

Peace and enjoy : )


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26 Jul 2010   #22

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How to load Sata Controller Drivers.
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

You can find Sata Controller Drivers here.
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