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Windows 7: No Drive Detected in Installing Windows 7

02 Aug 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Where did you get Win7? If you burned the DVD yourself, confirm the ISO integrity and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify. To cross-check installer integrity, write to flash stick using this tool with WIn7 in dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer then boot under USB or HD's.

Next boot the HD diagnostics CD for your make HD, run Extended Test to see if the drive is good. It can repair a drive. Then boot into System Recovery Options on DVD Repair console, open a Command Line and run Disk Check with /r switch on each partition.

If you confirm the drive and file system are good, then reset the BIOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

If installation continues to fail, try wiping the HD of possible boot corruption from Repair console Command Prompt: Clean with Diskpart Command

Report back on each of these steps, or ask back any questions.


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02 Aug 2011   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The part about unplugging all other peripherals (including any secondary HDs) can be important.

Having a card reader or USB stick plugged in can (under certain BIOS configs) cause this /exact/ problem. Where it starts installing, then on fist reboot it cannot find the HD...
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02 Aug 2011   #13
Lnknprkfrk28

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Where did you get Win7? If you burned the DVD yourself, confirm the ISO integrity and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify. To cross-check installer integrity, write to flash stick using this tool with WIn7 in dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer then boot under USB or HD's.

Next boot the HD diagnostics CD for your make HD, run Extended Test to see if the drive is good. It can repair a drive. Then boot into System Recovery Options on DVD Repair console, open a Command Line and run Disk Check with /r switch on each partition.

If you confirm the drive and file system are good, then reset the BIOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

If installation continues to fail, try wiping the HD of possible boot corruption from Repair console Command Prompt: Clean with Diskpart Command

Report back on each of these steps, or ask back any questions.

It's a brand new windows 7 CD. There shouldn't be an issue.
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02 Aug 2011   #14
Lnknprkfrk28

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
The part about unplugging all other peripherals (including any secondary HDs) can be important.

Having a card reader or USB stick plugged in can (under certain BIOS configs) cause this /exact/ problem. Where it starts installing, then on fist reboot it cannot find the HD...

Thank you for the information, I am waiting for a new hard drive, I will try that and keep you guys updated. Thanks!
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02 Aug 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lnknprkfrk28 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Where did you get Win7? If you burned the DVD yourself, confirm the ISO integrity and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify. To cross-check installer integrity, write to flash stick using this tool with WIn7 in dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer then boot under USB or HD's.

Next boot the HD diagnostics CD for your make HD, run Extended Test to see if the drive is good. It can repair a drive. Then boot into System Recovery Options on DVD Repair console, open a Command Line and run Disk Check with /r switch on each partition.

If you confirm the drive and file system are good, then reset the BIOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

If installation continues to fail, try wiping the HD of possible boot corruption from Repair console Command Prompt: Clean with Diskpart Command

Report back on each of these steps, or ask back any questions.
It's a brand new windows 7 CD. There shouldn't be an issue.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lnknprkfrk28 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
The part about unplugging all other peripherals (including any secondary HDs) can be important.

Having a card reader or USB stick plugged in can (under certain BIOS configs) cause this /exact/ problem. Where it starts installing, then on fist reboot it cannot find the HD...
Thank you for the information, I am waiting for a new hard drive, I will try that and keep you guys updated. Thanks!

What about the rest of the steps? Did I waste my time typing them out for you? These suggestions are based on helping with thousands of install issues here.

Due diligence has not been done to just assume it's HD, which is detected in BIOS. What if HD diagnostics show there is no problem? Troubleshooting is not like making a wish.
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02 Aug 2011   #16
Lnknprkfrk28

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lnknprkfrk28 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Where did you get Win7? If you burned the DVD yourself, confirm the ISO integrity and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify. To cross-check installer integrity, write to flash stick using this tool with WIn7 in dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer then boot under USB or HD's.

Next boot the HD diagnostics CD for your make HD, run Extended Test to see if the drive is good. It can repair a drive. Then boot into System Recovery Options on DVD Repair console, open a Command Line and run Disk Check with /r switch on each partition.

If you confirm the drive and file system are good, then reset the BIOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

If installation continues to fail, try wiping the HD of possible boot corruption from Repair console Command Prompt: Clean with Diskpart Command

Report back on each of these steps, or ask back any questions.
It's a brand new windows 7 CD. There shouldn't be an issue.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lnknprkfrk28 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
The part about unplugging all other peripherals (including any secondary HDs) can be important.

Having a card reader or USB stick plugged in can (under certain BIOS configs) cause this /exact/ problem. Where it starts installing, then on fist reboot it cannot find the HD...
Thank you for the information, I am waiting for a new hard drive, I will try that and keep you guys updated. Thanks!

What about the rest of the steps? Did I waste my time typing them out for you? These suggestions are based on helping with thousands of install issues here.

Due diligence has not been done to just assume it's HD, which is detected in BIOS. What if HD diagnostics show there is no problem? Troubleshooting is not like making a wish.

I am going to follow exactly what you stated, and keep you updated. I do appreciate your time in helping me out. Just a bit frustrated that a new product isn't working that's all. I will go through the steps you suggested. Thanks!
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02 Aug 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Let us know how it goes and feel free to ask back any questions.
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02 Aug 2011   #18
Lnknprkfrk28

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Let us know how it goes and feel free to ask back any questions.

I will definitely let you know, as soon as I go through those steps. Thank you!
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04 Aug 2011   #19
Lnknprkfrk28

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 
Its fixed!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lnknprkfrk28 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Be sure to post back here with an update.

Will do, I should have the new drive on Thursday, and will try it out. I will keep you updated, appreciate the help.

Hey guys, appreciate everyones help with this issue. I was correct, the hard drive they had shipped me was defective. I recieved the replacement new one today, and plugged it in and Walah! It started working with no issues what so ever. The original hard drive was defective. Thank you everyone, and appreciate everyones help with this.

*Have two last questions : Anyone know what free anti-virus program I can download that is good? Also how can i switch my startup to old school classic on Windows 7 64bit? Any feedback is great. Thanks!
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05 Aug 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lnknprkfrk28 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Find the appropriate info/app in the link below to test the HDD, new HDDs have been known to be bad, I just had to RMA a new (used very little) 640GB WD C. Black because of bad sectors that had to have come to me that way.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

Thanks! I will try that, I have already requested a new Hard Drive replacement for the one I have right now from Tiger Direct, waiting on that to plug in. I just hope that will fix the issue, but want to make sure its not another issue that is causing the error. Everything else on the PC runs great, turns on and everything, just the installation part.
+1 BFK.
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