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Windows 7: Windows 7 installation/hdd not found

09 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Windows 7 installation/hdd not found

Hey guys, earlier I was trying to reinstall windows7 ultimate 32 bit and when it got to the part where you select a drive to install it on my one doesn't show up! Why?
If someone has a solution please reply

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09 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64

I would try downloading the HDD drives from the HDD manufacture site, put them on a usb and then select the option to load HDD drives.
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09 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I can't find the goddamn driver download
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09 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

According to Microsoft, the drive should install automatically without the need for any other software.

Windows 7 Compatibility for Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s 500GB Internal Hard Drive: Seagate. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Has the drive been initialized correctly?

Does it show up in:
  1. Disk Management
  2. Computer
  3. Device Manager
  4. BIOS
Have you checked the SATA and power cables are connected correctly?
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09 Apr 2012   #5


Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? If so confirm ISO and burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.
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