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Windows 7: Hard disk not detected in windows 7 installation

21 Oct 2015   #1
rayban321

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hard disk not detected in windows 7 installation

Hello I am trying to Install windows 7 64bit via a bootable USB on a Seagate Barracuda ES.2 1tb Hard disk that I formatted by ‘darik's boot and nuke’. When I get to the stage ‘where do you want to install windows activated?’ only the USB that has the ISO on appears not the hard disk. I have changed the BIOS setting to AHCI.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Thank You


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21 Oct 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

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

Hello and welcome Rayban mate some system specs please System Info - See Your System Specs

Is there nothing at all in the BIOS except that stick??
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21 Oct 2015   #3
rayban321

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hello,
thank you for your reply.
i dont know how to check the devices in bios, however when i use DISKPART the hard disk is not detected.
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21 Oct 2015   #4
ICIT2LOL

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

Ok well if you can get into the BIOS it should be listed as a device as should the optical drive for example.

I also would like to know why did you change the BIOS to ACHI - not that it is a bad thing but what prompted you? and also why Dariks nuke the DISKPART clean all although lengthy with large spinners would have been just as effective?

Oh and the system specs please.
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21 Oct 2015   #5
rayban321

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i changed to ACHI as i was looking for a solution and changing to ACHI was suggested. i used as it seemed to be the program to use to completely wipe the hard disk.
i cant find the listed devices & system specs in the BIOS. I will upload a picture of the BIOS main menu.


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21 Oct 2015   #6
rayban321

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the BIOS does not detect the hard drive.
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21 Oct 2015   #7
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rayban321 View Post
i changed to ACHI as i was looking for a solution and changing to ACHI was suggested. i used as it seemed to be the program to use to completely wipe the hard disk.
i cant find the listed devices & system specs in the BIOS. I will upload a picture of the BIOS main menu.

To find your system specs, follow what ICIT2LOL posted in post #2. This is very important for those who are trying to help you. Not to mention I have taken an interest in your issue. I learn a lot just by visiting this site and every now and then maybe helping someone. Click on the link in post #2 and follow the directions. It quite easy.
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21 Oct 2015   #8
rayban321

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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?
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21 Oct 2015   #9
ThomasHoey8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi rayban321

can you go into advanced bios features and post another pic please
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21 Oct 2015   #10
rayban321

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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