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Windows 7: Windows can't see the hard drive.

11 May 2009   #1
schonbrunner

Windows Vista
 
 
Windows can't see the hard drive.

I have ATA hard disc and during the instalation Windows can't see my hard drive so I can't install the system. I have Vista, and I want to delete current system and install 7 on the same drive. Any ideas?


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11 May 2009   #2
Zamex

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Hi! I have the very same problem! It is standard Seagate 80GB IDE ATA disk. It works fine, I have dismounted it from other PC and when put into mine it tries to boot its WinXP. So it works. But when running the W7 installation, there is no disk to choose from. Any ideas please?
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11 May 2009   #3
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schonbrunner View Post
I have ATA hard disc and during the instalation Windows can't see my hard drive so I can't install the system. I have Vista, and I want to delete current system and install 7 on the same drive. Any ideas?
Does it not see the drive when you run it in vista or just when you boot from the disc? and since you have vista installed can you provide a screenshot of the disk management.
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11 May 2009   #4
Zamex

Windows 7 RC
 
 

If I may... my drive is visible everywhere but in W7 installation.
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11 May 2009   #5
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zamex View Post
If I may... my drive is visible everywhere but in W7 installation.
Yes but the question is are you running the installation in windows or booting from the W7 disc.
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11 May 2009   #6
Zamex

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Booting from W7 disc. The disc works also fine because now I am running on W7 from a different SATA disk. But I have to return it (it is borrowed) and I would like to use that ATA disk.
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11 May 2009   #7
schonbrunner

Windows Vista
 
 

It is visible in Vista while installing from My computer, but cannot install as there's diffrent languages conflict (current system is polish and W7 is english). However it is not visible while booting from the disc.

Found this about my HDD

ITE Disc Array 3 SCSI Disc Device
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11 May 2009   #8
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schonbrunner View Post
It is visible in Vista while installing from My computer, but cannot install as there's diffrent languages conflict (current system is polish and W7 is english). However it is not visible while booting from the disc.

Found this about my HDD

ITE Disc Array 3 SCSI Disc Device
If your running raid and the setup does not see the drive you need to press F6 when prompted to install the drivers, once you have the drivers installed the setup should see your drive.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zamex View Post
Booting from W7 disc. The disc works also fine because now I am running on W7 from a different SATA disk. But I have to return it (it is borrowed) and I would like to use that ATA disk.
I'm a little mixed up, Is the sata drive on a different machine or the same machine as the pata drive?
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11 May 2009   #9
Zamex

Windows 7 RC
 
 

the same machine... on a separate IDE cable.
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11 May 2009   #10
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zamex View Post
the same machine... on a separate IDE cable.
Ok so does the setup see the drive if you run it in windows 7?.
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 Windows can't see the hard drive.




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