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

05 Jan 2016   #1
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Hard disk not detected during Windows 7 installation.

I have facing problem that hard disk not find during Windows 7 or XP installation while shows in bios . I tried many solotions but don't got the success. Solutions which I tried are as :
1. Wipe hard drive from DBAN and wipe completed successfully but after this I am not able to see HDD during Windows installation
Second solution : scan HDD from segate seatools (dos version) , Acoustic and Advanced test completed successfully but basic test stuck at 10% (tried 2-3 times) and don't ahead after 10%. But till now HDD shown in bios. But not find on windows installation.

3. Reading similar problem article on seven forums, link is
Windows 7 installation doesn't detect hard drive

Find some commands in post that need to executed so attaching my HDD in another working computer. All the command executed successfully which capture I attached. So check this and tell me where I am wrong.

System Spec : mainboard is Mercury PIG31U
Product link : Mercury-pc.com

Hard drive : Segate ST3250310AS 250GB




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05 Jan 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would usually never create a partition for windows to be installed and use this,
Quote:
Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit
If i wanted to reduce the size of the disk I would use mini tool after the install
The objective is to Not have a 100mb system reserved partition and keep the disk as mbr especially on a small ssd or hdd like you have 250gb
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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05 Jan 2016   #3
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Check your BIOS settings for the following parameters:
* SATA configuration -> Enhanced
* Configure SATA -> AHCI

See if it helps.
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05 Jan 2016   #4
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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.

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06 Jan 2016   #5
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Taplice View Post
Check your BIOS settings for the following parameters:
* SATA configuration -> Enhanced
* Configure SATA -> AHCI

See if it helps.

There is no any option in my mainboard bios. Mainboard model is Mercury PIG31U.
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06 Jan 2016   #6
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I would usually never create a partition for windows to be installed and use this,
Quote:
Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit
If i wanted to reduce the size of the disk I would use mini tool after the install
The objective is to Not have a 100mb system reserved partition and keep the disk as mbr especially on a small ssd or hdd like you have 250gb
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
What's the mean of "Create partition primary align=1024" .
What should write after "Active" command.
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06 Jan 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That command tells the system to create a primary partition to install windows on and aligns it, pretty self explanatory.

After Active you hit enter, then you exit diskpart
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06 Jan 2016   #8
Nipax

Windows 7/8/10 UEFI/GPT system
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avinashrawat View Post
What's the mean of "Create partition primary align=1024".
Creating partitions on SSD/HDD drives during Windows 7/8/10 install automatically aligns properly (so you shouldn't have needed to do anything yourself).
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06 Jan 2016   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yep, your wasting your time if the install disk doesn`t see the drive.
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06 Jan 2016   #10
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yep, your wasting your time if the install disk doesn`t see the drive.

What u want to say ,my HDD goes dead or is there any chance to recover HDD.
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