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Windows 7: SATA internal hard disk not detected after clean installation of Win7

27 Mar 2013   #1
HHH

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
SATA internal hard disk not detected after clean installation of Win7

i have a Dell XPS 14, i7 intel core, 8 gb RAM.

When i installed windows 7, i deleted the partitions of my internal hard drive 465 gb as it is necessary for a clean install of windows 7. i have installed all the drivers that matches my dell service code and the windows updates. But the internal hard disk did not show up. It does show in the "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" software (Screen shot in attachment) but does not show up on "My Computer" or in "Disk Management". I can only see the one drive (Screen shot in attachment).


How can i make windows detect it?




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27 Mar 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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You installed on SSD. Did you clean partitions on internal harddisk when installing windows (not necessary, just a question)? Was internal harddisk working prior to reinstall?

Look in eventlog for relevant errors
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27 Mar 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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Boot to Advanced Boot Options
Select "repair your computer". Now select "command prompt"

Code:
diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
detail disk
list part
select disk 1
detail disk
list part
exit
Both disks and partitions are visible? Both disks are online?
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27 Mar 2013   #4
HHH

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I cleaned partitions of both disks (clicked on the delete button). I did install it on my main drive (disk 0 in the image below) which is working properly. Yes it was working properly before installing windows 7.

Both disks are shown visible and online on command prompt. But disk 1 does not have any partition. See attached image below.


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27 Mar 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

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Code:
 
diskpart
select  disk  1
create  partition  primary
select  partition  1
format  fs=ntfs  label=Data  quick
assign  letter=P
exit
Is P created, and formatted?

Code:
dir  p:\
No problems?
Check eventlog for relevant errors!
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27 Mar 2013   #6
HHH

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

dint work..i typed this
diskpart select disk 1 create partition primary select partition 1 format fs=ntfs label=Data quick assign letter=P exit in command prompt in the "repair your computer" and everything was successful. So i restarted and there was no p drive detected.

i restarted and typed "dir p:\" but it said that the location could not be found.
Am i doing something wrong??
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27 Mar 2013   #7
HHH

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

dint work..i typed this
diskpart select disk 1 create partition primary select partition 1 format fs=ntfs label=Data quick assign letter=P exit in command prompt in the "repair your computer" and everything was successful. So i restarted and there was no p drive detected.

i restarted and typed "dir p:\" but it said that the location could not be found.
Am i doing something wrong??
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28 Mar 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Did you check eventlog already?

So partition has been formatted succesfully. It's not called P after reboot, but something like F, or G

Code:
 
diskpart
list vol
tells you the drive letter the OS assigns to it
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28 Mar 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Uninstall "Intel Rapid Storage Technology". Or uninstall that driver. Use default win7 sata driver.

Open device manager. Expand branch "IDE ATA/API controllers". Right click on the intel sata driver->upgrade driver. From computer. Pick from list. Put checkmark at "display compatible hardware" (or something alike)
Now click on "standard AHCI1.0 serial ATA controller", press next.
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28 Mar 2013   #10
HHH

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It worked!! thanks, you r the best!!
i did not uninstall "Intel Rapid Storage Technology", but i just changed "IDE ATA/API controllers" to "standard AHCI1.0 serial ATA controller" and it appeared like a boss!! thanks
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