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Windows 7: Disk Managment void of anything

27 Sep 2010   #11
youra6

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

ill give that a go, thanks.


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27 Sep 2010   #12
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What does it show in Device manager?
Any Yellow exclamation points?


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27 Sep 2010   #13
youra6

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

absolutely nothing under disk drives. I just installed a new mobo, could be conflicts there. Or it could be a BIOS issue
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27 Sep 2010   #14
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have you checked the bios?

This would help greatly to determine if we are dealing with a software (Windows) problem, or something on the Hardware level.


Did you reset the bios to 'Optimized Defaults" when you started the machine the very first time?
If not, it would be a good idea.


Also, please take a look in your bios, and see what it lists for disk drives.

Do the bios see & recognize your Hard drives, CD/DVD Drives etc and all listed as they should be?


If this is a problem with the hardware itself, its likely not going to be fixed at the software level in Windows.

Some more information such as System Specs would be valuable.
Aslo, what Motherboard do you have, Bios Version etc.
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27 Sep 2010   #15
youra6

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

BIOS detects HD on port Sata 6, so yes its identified on a firmware level
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27 Sep 2010   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sata Port 6?

Im not sure that it would cause the issue you are having, but the boot drive itself should be in the 1st SATA port.
0 or 1 however your MOBO lists them.




CD/DVD drive would be better off in the last SATA port.

All other HDs in between.
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27 Sep 2010   #17
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

It would also help to know your PC brand/model or by filling in the section below, "My System Specs"
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27 Sep 2010   #18
youra6

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

Specs updated, +rep given to all.

I am currently downloading the Win7 ISO as I have seemingly misplaced the disk Its gonna take awhile for me to do the repair install.

I will change the arrangement of the SATA, once the repair install is run once through
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27 Sep 2010   #19
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Although I would recommend changing the port loacations as mentioned, it shouldn't cause the problems you are having.
At least, I wouldnt think so. Then again, some boards can be quite fussy over certain things.



If the Bios is posting and listing the drive as it should, I beleive the problem must be with the installation itself.

If you boot from the Win7 DVD and choose custom install, and its showing the drive and allowing you to format/etc, you'll have a definitive answer its corrupt installation.


You may want to consider installing the 64bit version. (Will require a format/clean install)

With 6GB DDR3 memory, your not getting to even use it with a 32bit OS.
I think you just might be better off.
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27 Sep 2010   #20
youra6

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes i know i was going to create a separate partition for a 64bit install somewhere down the line. I also need to back up all my stuff in the meantime. I got windows embedded standard 7 from dreamspark and when i launched it from a bootable drive it couldnt identify any partitions either

*shrugs*
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