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Windows 7: Hard disk not detected during Windows 7 installation.

06 Jan 2016   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I`m saying if the install disc doesn`t see the drive, it may be damaged.

How old is it ?


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06 Jan 2016   #12
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I`m saying if the install disc doesn`t see the drive, it may be damaged.

How old is it ?

Approx. 6 Year old. Is there no any method to load driver externally mean slipstreaming driver with Windows installation disc. If HDD goes dead then why it shows in bios .
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06 Jan 2016   #13
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
Try selecting "load driver" in the lower left corner. See attached. Do not choose whats in the red box. You want "Load Driver" located in the lower left.

Have you tried this? When installing an OS and you get to this and your HDD is not in the list, this is what your next step should be. Give it a shot, it won't hurt anything.
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06 Jan 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Indeed enter and exit twice to close diskpart.

I would also use format to format the drive in the installer,

Might seem like a waste of time but what you would be doing is cleaning the drive with multiple passes which will not hurt anything at all
It's the for sure way I've found to Not have a 100mb system reserved partition created which I never want installed.

I would guess it's the bios setup that is stopping or as said possibly the drive it's self is weird
Post some boot and security bios screen shots
Installing a driver shouldn't be needed as you state cdm see's it and you can format it

Secure boot disabled
CSM enabled
Fast startup disables
os type other or windows uefi mode

Just make sure nothing says uefi only.
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06 Jan 2016   #15
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Indeed enter and exit twice to close diskpart.

I would also use format to format the drive in the installer,

Might seem like a waste of time but what you would be doing is cleaning the drive with multiple passes which will not hurt anything at all
It's the for sure way I've found to Not have a 100mb system reserved partition created which I never want installed.

I would guess it's the bios setup that is stopping or as said possibly the drive it's self is weird
Post some boot and security bios screen shots
Installing a driver shouldn't be needed as you state cdm see's it and you can format it

Secure boot disabled
CSM enabled
Fast startup disables
os type other or windows uefi mode

Just make sure nothing says uefi only.

Don' t able to understand your suggestion. How I enabled csm and os type other or windows uefi mode
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06 Jan 2016   #16
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
Try selecting "load driver" in the lower left corner. See attached. Do not choose whats in the red box. You want "Load Driver" located in the lower left.

Have you tried this? When installing an OS and you get to this and your HDD is not in the list, this is what your next step should be. Give it a shot, it won't hurt anything.

No drive listed during installation time. So no any option to load driver.
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06 Jan 2016   #17
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm sorry. I should be more clear. If the driver is not loaded you will get the above screen with no hard drive showing up. You must then load the driver by clicking "Load Driver". You can get the driver from the manufacture if you don't have it and put it on a usb and navigate to it. I personally have not had to do this but this is what I learned when studying computers. That is why the "load driver" option is there.
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06 Jan 2016   #18
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
I'm sorry. I should be more clear. If the driver is not loaded you will get the above screen with no hard drive showing up. You must then load the driver by clicking "Load Driver". You can get the driver from the manufacture if you don't have it and put it on a usb and navigate to it. I personally have not had to do this but this is what I learned when studying computers. That is why the "load driver" option is there.

So from where I can download the driver.
Mainboard manufacture and model : Mercury PIG31U
and HDD manufacture is : Segate ST3250310AS
For which one I need to download the driver.
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06 Jan 2016   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Most of what you questioned are in your mother board bios settings,
On powering up you get a flash screen showing the options,
Usually F2 is a common way to get into the bios
Could also be the Delete key

Check the Boot section and also security and advanced sections for anything that shows EUFI Only or Secure boot/ CSM..
Post any pictures you wish too for opinions on existing settings.
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06 Jan 2016   #20
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

For now follow ThrashZone's directions. He has been around a lot longer than me. Then if you are still stuck, we can proceed with the driver issue. Normally you would not need to do the driver step. Like I said, I have never had to do it. In the mean time, if you could post your PC manufacture and complete model number, I will go ahead and find the driver just in case.
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