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Windows 7: MY HDD won't let me install Windows on it!

03 Jan 2013   #11
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

And what size is the drive? Some motherboards can only work with so much hard drive capacity, and yours might not support the capacity your new HDD has.


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03 Jan 2013   #12
Zerolicious

Windows 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

My old one was 1.5 TB and the new one is 1 TB.

Well i have Phoenix AwardBios...I read somewhere that controller of the HDD might not be on...And change from IDE to AHCPI?

Where can i enable that in this bios? I looked it up and theres nowhere!
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03 Jan 2013   #13
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Depends. Is this a desktop or a laptop?
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04 Jan 2013   #14
Zerolicious

Windows 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Desktop..
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04 Jan 2013   #15
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

In older Phoenix BIOS settings the option is on the Integrated Peripherals tab > SATA Mode

Sometimes named "Onchip SATA Type"
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04 Jan 2013   #16
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zerolicious View Post
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All you probably need to do is Format 'NTFS' your drive

On the other hand - it is quite rude of you to ignore repeated calls to stick your hardware down - if you want help

If you dont understand filling out your specs - just ask
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04 Jan 2013   #17
Zerolicious

Windows 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hey Neo, im sorry i was just stressed.

Problem is solved, i wnt back to my hardware store, returned the driver, got a new one and everything is okay.

Thanks everyone for help :)
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