Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Window 7 installation does not detect my Hard disk

19 Jun 2010   #1
SlapStick77

 
Window 7 installation does not detect my Hard disk

Hi, I have a 2.8 Ghz, P4 processor with 768 (512 + 256) MB ram and an Asus p5rd1-vm motherboard with a 128 MB ATI-Radeon Graphics Card. I have been running Windows XP for years. I have decided to upgrade to Windows 7 finally after reading all the reviews. However, During installation, my hard disk is not being detected (There is no drive on screen which I can format or set up on.) Can anyone help? Do I need to update my BIOS? Will it solve my problem? Also, I recently changed my hard disk (upgraded it) and XP has been installed and is running fine. Could it be a hardware problem? Could my hard disk not be compatible with 7, Is that a possibility? HELP!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Jun 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2010   #3
SlapStick77

 

Thanks..I installed an IDE-SATA convertor, it now detects my hard disk, but once windows 7 is installed and the computer is restarted, I get "Unkown Error" on screen. Any idea why? I have read reviews online where systems with lower configs have easily installed 7. Is it because my mother board is not compatible? It is an Asus pvrd1-vm motherboard. I have not updated my BIOS because I have no idea how to do so
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Window 7 installation does not detect my Hard disk




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 installation doesn't detect hard drive
Install everything, the bios detect the hard drive (it's a new hard drive, never been use) but when installing the Win7 64, the hard drive list is empty. Here my spec Phenom II 940BE | Gigabyte 790X-UD4P | Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB | XFX HD4770 512MB | OCZ StealthXStream 600W | NZXT...
Installation & Setup
setup can't detect hard disk
Hi, I have a big problem. I had a windows 7 system on my laptop, and I tried to install Ubuntu in dual boot. I free some space from windows, then I insert Ubuntu live cd, I went to manual partitioning and no free space where detected. There were a sda4 partition that was about the same space I...
Installation & Setup
Hard Disk Drive Cannot detect
I observe before my computer keeping on restarting and blue screen appear. I check on Chkdsk Command /r /f and /f but it can't continue only 25 % can stop them. During on Chkdsk utility i hear annoying sound like clicking in hard drive. Afterwards, cannot detect the Hard drive also in bios setup....
Hardware & Devices
Can't Detect External Hard Disk
I recently installed a program to allow my PC to read Mac formatted hard disks. However, it did not work and from then forward, my PC is unable to detect all other external hard disks, I've tried a few. The drives are not even showing on disk management. The lights on the hard disk do light up with...
Hardware & Devices
Restore does not detect new hard disk
I've got a problem restoring Win7. I have 1-year old asus with a 320 seagate disk that has shown "clicks of death" a few times. I got a hitachi 160Gb as a replacement but Win restore will not recognize this disk (To avoid warranty-replies: sending it in for warranty costs more than a new disk...
Backup and Restore
Hard Disk not detect
I have two hard disk in my PC. First is 500 GB of Western Digital. Second is Maxtor 80 GB. Recently, i have installed Windows 7 in my PC. After the installation finished, i found my second hard disk (Maxtor) was not shown in My Computer. I tried to go to disk management. The hard disk was...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App