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Windows 7: Set Up No Drives Found

08 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Set Up No Drives Found

Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLi
Chipset : nVidia nForce4
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 3800+ @ 2400MHz
Physical Memory : 4096MB (4 x 1024 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)
Hard Disk : Seagate ST3320620AS ATA Device (320GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : DVD-16X DVD-ROM BDV316C
Monitor Type : VW222 - 22 inches
Network Card : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7600 (32-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00

When doing a clean install no drives are found! got sata drives from Gigabyte site but as its an old board they dont support windows 7 so it does not show up on scan,is there any other sata drivers that can be used


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08 Feb 2011   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

With XP not Vista or 7 you would likely have the need for a driver disk and the F6 option to see Windows go on a sata drive. If the drive is in good working order it should be listed on the post screen as well as seen by the 7 installer.

As far as Socket 939 boards it's hard to find the next socket series AM2 boards having been already been discontinued. The driver support for the board you have there only goes upto XP/XP Pro 64 while the bios utility shows upto the 64bit 7.

Getting back to the problem of not seeing the drive you may want to check the drive's data cable and power plug to see if those are in fully. On the last build here I ran into a phantom drive that would disappear and then reappear to find the data cable's board end plug had lifted up just a little in the port. Once pulled and replugged down fully the drive was constant afterwards.

Something simple and easy to overlook! If the drive has been working all along without problems do look to be able to rule that out. That would be the first iitem.
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