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Windows 7: Can't find my hdd during windows installation

18 Aug 2010   #1
Kiyomori

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Can't find my hdd during windows installation

Hi there,
I've been trying for around 6 hours today to get my new computer up and running, but I've run into a problem, my sata disk wont be located during the windows 7 installation. "No drives were found" I've turned on AHCI and I've downloaded drivers from Gigabyte's homepage, but I get the message "To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable Windows installation." Anyone have any ideas on what I can do?

Here is the PC spec;
-Gainward GeForce GTX 470 1280MB PhysX PCI-Express 2.0, GDDR5, 2xDVI, native-HDMI, HDCP, Graphics Plus, CUDA, 320bit
-Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R, X58 Socket-1366, DDR3, ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16, Revision 2.0
-Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-930 Quad Core, 2.8Ghz, Socket 1366, 8MB, 130W, Boxed w/fan
-Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 6GB CL9 Kit w/3x 2GB XMS3 modules, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i7
-Western Digital Caviar® GreenPower™ 1TB Sata 3 Gb/s, 64MB Cache


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18 Aug 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Is the HDD seen in BIOS?
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18 Aug 2010   #3
Kiyomori

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Is the HDD seen in BIOS?
I'm sorry to be asking this, but where in the BIOS would I see that? *feels stupid*
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18 Aug 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Different BIOSes will be different in terms of exactly where to look. I'd look everywhere you could for it. If you can't find it, it might be DOA (dead on arrival).
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18 Aug 2010   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Good question by Petey. Also, do you have your SATA driver?
GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) - GIGABYTE (if your rev is 2.0 on mobo)
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18 Aug 2010   #6
Kiyomori

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Good question by Petey. Also, do you have your SATA driver?
GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) - GIGABYTE (if your rev is 2.0 on mobo)
I've tried all those drivers, they arent signed it seems like.... I can't install them I've extracted them, put them on a USB disk, and it say the message I wrote in first post.

but it might be that it's a doa, because I can't seem to find my HDD in the BIOS. even though I have no clue where to look.
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18 Aug 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

There should be a section that list hardware.
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19 Aug 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

Ignore the unsigned warning to see if HD shows up when you install 64 bit SATA controller driver during install.

Your HD should register in the BIOS where the CD/DVD drive does. If not, try changing its cable or SATA port.

Change also the SATA controller setting from AHCI if necessary to SATA or IDE.
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22 Aug 2010   #9
Kiyomori

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

I'm sorry for the trouble, I've fixed it somehow, I dont know what was wrong. I took out everything and put it back in again, and now it works.... Sorry for the trouble again
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22 Aug 2010   #10
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It sounds like the hard drive was not connected properly, which is what i suspected. Glad to hear you got it to work.
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