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Windows 7: Windows 7 installation fails/sata 2 drive


07 Dec 2009   #1

 
 
Windows 7 installation fails/sata 2 drive

Need some help from anyone.

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a WD 500gb freshly formatted to NTFS. Windows 7 first copies the files and then says its starting up and then hangs up. My bios see's the hard drive and knows it's there. I never get a chance to use F6 to load the Sata drivers that I have on a floppy drive. It never asks me. I first tried to load with the Sata Drive unpartitioned but that failed. So I am now trying to do it on a formatted drive. I'm not sure if the problem is that Windows 7 doesn't recognize that I have a Sata Drive attached. Can anyone give me some ideas for things to try?

Jack

I took the motherboard, processor, and ram back to Frys and got store credit. I changed from a Gigabyte motherboard to an Asus motherboard, same processor, and associated ram. Windows 7 loaded with no problems. Fry's stated that the motherboard must have been bad due to the issues that I was having. The processor and ram were suspected to be good. When I loaded Windows 7 I didn't have to load any Sata drivers the bios and windows 7 picked up the Sata Drive with no problems. Thanks for the help.


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07 Dec 2009   #2

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07 Dec 2009   #3
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Check again in the BIOS to see if your SATA controller is set to AHCI not IDE, which diminiishes SATA performance and can confuse installer.
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