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Windows 7: Hard disk not found

24 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Hard disk not found


i want to install windows 7, but setup can`t vind the harddisk that is needed.
it can vind my harddisk with xp, but not my empty one.

please help!

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24 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

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24 Nov 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP


Strongly recommend you upgrade your RAM to 1 gig. 512mb will lag with even a lightweight AV like Avast.

You should also run the WIndows 7 upgrade advisor which will give an honest assessment of your hardware to run Windows 7, and detect any possible conflicts which are causing the current problem.

It is likely Windows 7 cannot see the second HDD because of incorrect BIOS settings. Check how the drive is configured in your BIOS.

Did you format the second HDD using XP? It has a different partition table and needs to be formatted from the Windows 7 installer.

You should be booting from the installer and not running it from XP. Choose Custom and use Advanced Drive tools to wipe and format the drive.
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