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Windows 7: Cant install os to hard drive

27 May 2010   #1

7 64bit
Cant install os to hard drive

Have a problem with installing windows 7. It says that "the windows can not be installed to this disc. this computers hardware may not support booting to this disc. ensure that the discs controller is enabled in the computer bios menu".
I have looked in the bios and cant see anything of relevance to enable anything. the HDD is a seagate barracuda 7000.9. Any possible fixes anybody knows of have googled it extensively and found nothing.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Hi and welcome to the forums
Is the HD listed in your BIOS?
Are you overclocking via BIOS (per your System Specs)? I recommend reverting everything to Auto or default before installing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2010   #3

7 64bit

Ah sorry forgot to mention i am building this for a friend and everything is on stock has nothing to do with my system spec sorry about that. Its all totaly fresh out the box only thing i changed was the ram voltage to what it should be.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 finally!

No problem, but please tell me: does the BIOS list the HD correctly?
Also, can you let us know your Mobo make and model?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2010   #5

7 64bit

ASUS p7p55d is the mobo and it does indeed show the HDD in the bios.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Nice one
Make sure the controller is not set up as RAID in BIOS (shouldn't be if it wasn't changed, but you never know)
Have you gotten to the screen where you can load drivers for your HD?
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My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2010   #7

7 64bit

Its sorted now the drive is nackered put it into my computer and had the exact same problem am returning it and going to get something different. I found a seriously old 20gig HDD that my friend is running 7 from until a he gets the new one. Thanks for the help though people
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Thanks for the feedback.
Have you tried another cable? Maybe it is not the drive (and that would save you a return hassle).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2010   #9

7 64bit

yeh i had used about 4 different cables as well as some oldschool ones and nothing worked. Thanks again for your help.
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