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Windows 7: Hard disk not detected in windows 7 installation

21 Oct 2015   #11
ThomasHoey8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Hello, I am currently away from the computer I will post pic when I'm back.
ok just when your free


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21 Oct 2015   #12
rayban321

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

this is a photo of the advanced settings


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21 Oct 2015   #13
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rayban321 View Post
Thank you for taking a interest. However how can I use the program to find my system specs when i don't have windows installed?
Your right. I guess I need to re-read. Sorry about that. One thing you could do is list the manufacture and complete model number. That way everyone would be able to get the specs online. Also have you altered any hardware since it was new? If so what.
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21 Oct 2015   #14
ThomasHoey8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Do you have access to another computer you may have to download the motherboards sata drivers

Have you tried the diskpart command in CMD?

if not try this

once prompt to install windows select repair this computer insted

select cmd

once in cmd

diskpart then enter

list disk then enter

you will get a lit of all drives

type select disk and the number your disk is

you will be see disk number is now selected

then type list partition and post pic please

pic bellow of how it should look

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21 Oct 2015   #15
rayban321

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i haven't altered any hardware.
i have access to another, i think i have downloaded the SATA drivers however when i search for drivers on installation nothing appears.
i have tried the diskpart, but it doesn't show the hdd.
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21 Oct 2015   #16
ThomasHoey8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rayban321 View Post
i haven't altered any hardware.
i have access to another, i think i have downloaded the SATA drivers however when i search for drivers on installation nothing appears.
i have tried the diskpart, but it doesn't show the hdd.
try configuring RAID

1, In the BIOS Setup utility dialog, select Advanced --> IDE Configuration.

The IDE Configuration menu appears.

2,. In the IDE Configuration menu, select Configure SATA AS, then press Enter.

A menu appears listing the SATA options: IDE, RAID, and AHCI. AHCI is set by default.

3, In the SATA Options menu, select RAID, then press Enter.

4, Press F10 to save your changes, exit the BIOS utility.


then try and install again
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21 Oct 2015   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep just got up and as Thomas has said you needed to go through the BIOS headings as you have done and the DVD is still set to EFI [auto] and I think you said you had set the BIOS to ACHI?? Am no expert but if you are booting from the DVD I am not sure if this would not cause a bit of a mix up - I stand to be corrected of course.

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Thank you for taking a interest. However how can I use the program to find my system specs when i don't have windows installed?
Not being sarcy but you could have had a look at a Google on a friends machine for that model
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22 Oct 2015   #18
ThomasHoey8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi Rayban

any luck with problem
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23 Oct 2015   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hey rayban mate we need some answers reasonably soon now an option for delving into that drive is this if you like either by leaving it hooked up SATA or use a USB / SATA adaptor to another machine see pic.

BOOTABLE UBUNTU

Make a bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when themachine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL >select TRY not INSTALL

When it is finished - it takes very little time youwill get a screen like in the pic .

Open the drive you want > User and dig downuntil you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste thematerial you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.

I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tonsof data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drivesthat you cannot get data from using Windows.

As you can see the net is still available and as well as getting the data off you can set it to test with one of the drive testers ie Seatools SeaTools for Windows | Seagate this one I know is for Windows and I have never tried it via the Ubuntu boot but I do think there is a DOS version that will.


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