No drives were found while installing windows.


  1. Posts : 8
    windows 7 ultimate 32bit
       #1

    No drives were found while installing windows.


    So, I was reinstalling Windows, and when it comes up to the bit that I choose the partition, it comes with nothing. At the bottom it says:

    no drives were found. click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation
    .

    I am a newbie at computers and I dont want to open up my pc. Any suggestions?
    My specs:
    Intel(r) Core(TM) 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80 GHz 2.80 GHz
    4gb ram
    windows 7 ultimate 32bit

    Detected Chipset:
    Intel® G43/G45 Express Chipset
    Memory controller:
    Intel® 82G43/82G45 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
    I/O Controller:
    Intel® 82801JIB Intel® I/O Controller Hub (ICH10)
    It's been fine when i was reinstalling windows few months ago, but it started to bsod (blue screen of death) a lot so I want to reinstall. And that happens. Please help.
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  2. Arc
    Posts : 35,373
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
       #2

    Unplug and plug again the sata power cable and the sata data cable . It may make it visible .

    If not, follow SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup .
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  3. Posts : 8
    windows 7 ultimate 32bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    how do i know which cable is that?
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  4. Posts : 9,607
    Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
       #4

    Is this a Desktop or laptop computer ?
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  5. Posts : 8
    windows 7 ultimate 32bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    desktop.
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  6. Arc
    Posts : 35,373
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
       #6

    Speedy2662 said:
    how do i know which cable is that?
    Sata power :
    No drives were found while installing windows.-sata-power-cable.jpg

    Sata cable :
    No drives were found while installing windows.-sata_cable.jpg

    Hope you can understand now . Dont forget to disconnect the power plug of the cabinet before doing it .

    But most probably the tutorial will solve your problem . Try it .
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  7. Posts : 9,607
    Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
       #7

    #1 is power cable #2 is data cable
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails No drives were found while installing windows.-sata_hd_power-datacables.jpg  
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  8. Posts : 8
    windows 7 ultimate 32bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    thx, gonna look into it. gonna report soon.
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  9. Posts : 9,607
    Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
       #9

    Does you HD show up in the boot-up Bios setup ?
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