Quote: Originally Posted by UnchainedM
So far I've set the Sata stuff on the bios to ACHI and I don't believe there are any issues there.
I agree with Adrian, especially since the suggested drivers state for AHCI or RAID. The only problem with not setting AHCI now is if you want to change later, you will have to do a registry hack after the install.
There have been several folks recently that say win 7 will not see their hard drives. The only reason I can think of (if the drives show up and are set to IDE in the Bios) might be the drive had been wiped and needed to be initialized.
You can download and burn, if you have that capability either Partition Wizard, or GParted. Boot to them might be able to see the drive and get it formatted.
Something you might try during the install where the drive does not show up is hit shift+F10 to open a command window.
Start Diskpart by typing diskpart
then hit enter. Also hit enter after the following commands. list disk
Should show your hard drive as Disk 0
to exit the utility, type exit
, then exit
again to leave the window.
You can format from Diskpart is you so desire, if the drive shows up.
Let us know.