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: cant load new drive

03 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
cant load new drive

just got a WD1500hlfs raptor i put windows disk in and it wont see the drive ,wants me to load driver which there is none. my other drive works fine but i want to change to the WD and it just not loading windows,really fustrating here brand new asrock 970 extreme4 MB if that helps TY

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


You aren't being clear about what you are trying to do.

Are you wanting to install Windows to the new HDD? If so, unplug/disconnect the current HDD. Check in the BIOS to make sure the new HDD shows up.

Report back.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

yes.unpluggerd old drive trying to install w7 on new drive ,no cant see in bios cant even get to bios TY
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)

Is your cable plugged in snugly? Also if required is there a power cord plugged in (do you hear it start up when you turn your computer on?). Also check to make sure your motherboard supports it. Mine won't read 6.0 SATA drives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

asrock 970 extreme4 motherboard,wd1500hlfs raptor hard drive cant seem to find for sure but MB should support and yes plugs are good
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 cant load new drive

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Won't Load With Second Hard Drive
Hello, I was having a dilemma that I was wondering if anyone could assist me with. My laptop has two hard drive ports on it. I have an old hard drive, from the same laptop, that I am trying to take some files off of it. However, whenever I attempt to load my laptop with both hard drives...
Hardware & Devices
new install on new drive, wont load unless old drive is connected..
Up until recently I had 2x 1tb drives.. one with the install and one as storage. I connected a new 3tb, installed windows again, copied data across from old drives. it wouldn't load unless I had at least one fo the old tb drives connected too though.. if either one is connected then its fine,...
Installation & Setup
DVD/CD ROM drive won't load cd
I installed a new HDD and it all seems to run properly BUT I am also trying to install a usb wireless adapter. When I insert the cd into the drive it lights up and spins but nothing comes up on the screen. Any suggestions?
Hardware & Devices
W7 Doesn't load, can't see drive
Hi guys, I got a bsod a few hours ago and now windows gives me wired lines instead of loading. I have it set to no boot GUI so I'm familiar with the eight blue dots in the corner of the screen, but now there are more dots. I have booted with the windows recovery cd into a command prompt and had a...
General Discussion
Load programs from 2nd internal drive
I recently just built my own gaming computer with 2 internal harddrives. 1 128GB SSD and 1 500GB HDD. I keep all my main operating system files on the ssd for faster boot up and accessing files faster. I keep all my game programs and files on the HDD b/c of the space. some games will load straight...

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 14:01.
Twitter Facebook Google+