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SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

How to Load SATA Driver in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
Published by theog
04 Mar 2010
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How to Load SATA Driver in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

When you install Vista or Win 7, setup can not find your Hard Drive.


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1) Copy your SATA drivers to a disk. (Floppy, CD, USB)
NOTE: Keep this disk in a safe place, as it will be need to use in the Recovery Console.
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2) Click Load Drivers.
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3) Click Cancel
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4) Click Browse.
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5) Choose your Sata Controller. Click OK
NOTE: for this example, I am using Promise Fastrak 376.
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6) Click OK.
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7) Click Unhide.
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8) Choose your Sata Controller. Click Next.
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9) Continue with setup.







29 Apr 2010   #1
mihulka3

XP Pro and Windows 7
 
 

I wanted to add Windows 7 loaded, got to a screen that showed my HDD and I selected install to that drive and it started. It looked like it was working and then came back with "Could not find HDD?


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29 Apr 2010   #2
mihulka3

XP Pro and Windows 7
 
 

If I can do a clean Win 7 install without the use of XP then I don't need SATA drivers. These are included on the Windows 7 driver database? I should be able to stick in the disk, run it, load it and then udate it. I assume ACER uses a standard Intel HDD controller? This should be no problem. I have installed many HDD's even though they were mostly IDE's.
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29 Apr 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mihulka3 View Post
I wanted to add Windows 7 loaded, got to a screen that showed my HDD and I selected install to that drive and it started. It looked like it was working and then came back with "Could not find HDD?
Check your cables.
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29 May 2010   #4
alarober

Win XP
 
 

Hi, a newbie here. I am pulling my hair out trying to install Win 7 on my Dell Dimension 5150. I cannot find any drivers that support the onboard Western Digital 250gb SATA drive. I had to reformat the drive due to previous failure. I can see drivers on my USB stick using the process above but none of the ones I've discovered show the drive, any help appreciated...
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29 May 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi alarober

You will need drivers for your Sata Controller, NOT DRIVERS FOR YOUR HD.

As you have a Intel download from here:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...ntel%c2%ae+RST

As you have had a HD failure try this first:

Check your HD.
Disk Check

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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30 May 2010   #6
alarober

Win XP
 
 
Thank you

Thanks a lot!
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30 May 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alarober View Post
Thanks a lot!
You are welcome.
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01 Jun 2010   #8
H2k

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thx...
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02 Jun 2010   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2k View Post
Thx...
You are welcome.
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