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Windows 7: Hard drive not found


11 Jul 2010   #1
LMO

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 
Hard drive not found

The system currently boots fine from the hard drive into Win XP. When I boot from the Win 7 install DVD it fails to find the hard drive, and as far as I can tell there are no special drivers required. I'm using an IDE drive--not SATA--with a Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L motherboard.

I also tried to boot from the Win XP install CD, and it also fails to find the hard drives.

Any suggestions?


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11 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Will Windows 7 installer run from XP? What happens?

Any error messages on any of these? Google exact wording.
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11 Jul 2010   #3
LMO

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

I think I found the solution. This is actually my son's (in college) system, and I discovered that he added another disk controller so he could run two IDE drives. The missing driver is for that controller.
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11 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Why would he need a 2nd IDE controller? You can connect two IDE drives to the existing onboard IDE connector using a IDE cable with two connectors on it (three counting the end that plugs into the system board).
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11 Jul 2010   #5
LMO

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Think two hard drives, two CD/DVD drives, and maybe a floppy...
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