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Windows 7: Cant Install Win 7 64 Bit

13 Feb 2011   #1
delboy630

Windows 7 ^4 Bit
 
 
Cant Install Win 7 64 Bit

I tried to put a clean install onto a new Western Digital 500Gb Sata Hard Drive. During the Infomation gathering Win 7 gave this message: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Windows could not determine if this disk and it parent devices have the necessary driver support. What does this mean ?

My old Hard drive is IDE 250GB. My motheboard is a Asrock K10N78D, which gives me no problems. I dont want a Raid set up. All I want is to have Win7 on my new 500GB Sata hard Drive.

Regards Delboy


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13 Feb 2011   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

your board supports sata hard disk but If you have your ide drive plugged in, it probably will choke.

Asrock K10N78D connectivity shows:
6 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 and JBOD), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)

I suggest that you disconnect any other hard disks on your computer and only have the cd/dvd drive connected along with your new sata hard disk.
boot the cd/dvd and they try to install.
Let us know whether this is ok?

Riich
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13 Feb 2011   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

See page 29 of the Users Manual for your board:
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13 Feb 2011   #4
delboy630

Windows 7 ^4 Bit
 
 

Riich

My DVD/CD is the only Ide device. The Hard drive is new I put it in place the Windows 7 installation disk and got the above message, do I need to put Sata drivers on? When I tried to install again the Screen just stuck on the Starting Windows Logo, there was alot of HD activity but to no avail.

Delboy
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13 Feb 2011   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Did you follow the instructions from the link I gave you? You need to set BIOS to AHCI.
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13 Feb 2011   #6
delboy630

Windows 7 ^4 Bit
 
 

Will try it tomorrow. Will let you know of the result.

Delboy

PS: I think I did, with it being a new hard drive does the Win7 instalation format the drive?
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13 Feb 2011   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Did you follow the instructions from the link I gave you? You need to set BIOS to AHCI.

Good call, forgot that one.
Rich
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13 Feb 2011   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Plug the new HD in to see if it needs initializing in Disk Mgmt first.

Then unplug all other HD's and try AHCI first, as suggested.

Tips for getting a purrfect install - use the ones which apply to you: re-install windows 7
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13 Feb 2011   #9
delboy630

Windows 7 ^4 Bit
 
 

Disk Management? Where is that on a New hard disk?

Delboy
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13 Feb 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Go Start>rightclick Computer>Manage>Disk Management while your old OS HD is plugged in.
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