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Windows 7: Not Recognizing Hard Drive

27 Dec 2009   #21
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Check your drive label for jumper arrangements.


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27 Dec 2009   #22
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

I don't think my hard drive came with the jumper.... I guess I could take the one off my old hard drive? They're both WD.
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27 Dec 2009   #23
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

A jumper is a jumper. Steal one from an old hard drive, CD drive, motherboard, anything.
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27 Dec 2009   #24
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Do most new hard drive even use jumpers?
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27 Dec 2009   #25
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Not usually. Jumpers are easy to come by. Find any old computer, and I guarantee you can find one.
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27 Dec 2009   #26
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jradicle11 View Post
Windows 7 doesn't seem to recognize my hard drive during installation. The hard drive, along with the computer, are brand new.

In my bios it says:

IDE Channel 1 Slave [WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1A]

The hard drive is a 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue and the motherboard is a Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H.
If not showing,Remove your hard drive,& test in a working PC.

Brand New Computer - CD/DVD device drive

In your other thread, is not showing BIOS.


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27 Dec 2009   #27
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Setting it to master-single is by not having a jumper on it. That is how I have it.
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27 Dec 2009   #28
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jradicle11 View Post
Well, I was going to get another 2GB of ram later on, but I guess that might be a while.

Alright, I plugged my HDD back into the SATA0 port and it doesn't show up but my disc drive showed up in the SATA1 port. I then switched the two and the HDD showed up in the SATA1 port but the disc drive didn't show up in the SATA0 port.

Seems like I may have a faulty motherboard?

But even though the drive doesn't show up in bios, it loads and plays discs.
Whatever is in the SATA0 port doesn't seem to show up in bios. I switched it to the SATA1 port and it shows up, but now my disc drive is in SATA0 and doesn't show up. It still works though.
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27 Dec 2009   #29
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try setting it to cable select.
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27 Dec 2009   #30
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jradicle11 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jradicle11 View Post
Well, I was going to get another 2GB of ram later on, but I guess that might be a while.

Alright, I plugged my HDD back into the SATA0 port and it doesn't show up but my disc drive showed up in the SATA1 port. I then switched the two and the HDD showed up in the SATA1 port but the disc drive didn't show up in the SATA0 port.

Seems like I may have a faulty motherboard?

But even though the drive doesn't show up in bios, it loads and plays discs.
Whatever is in the SATA0 port doesn't seem to show up in bios. I switched it to the SATA1 port and it shows up, but now my disc drive is in SATA0 and doesn't show up. It still works though.
Now you have HD showing, yes.

Try this:

Remove your DVD,& install win7 from USB stick.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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