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Windows 7: cant choose any disk when installing win 7

16 May 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
cant choose any disk when installing win 7

Hello, i bought new computer with no OS on it! i bought a gamer 406. and i bought a windows 7 home premium english so i did put the CD in and did the first part of the installation then i arrived at the setup when choose language for keyboard and time.. then worked press next and accept terms bla bla... then it want me choose disk again but this time none of them working.... wont let me come further... im really new to this and really lost D: help please! ><

system properties. sorry its on swedish ><...

Chassityp: Miditower
Antal Installerade fläktar: 2x 120 mm
5,25" platser (lediga): 4 (3)
Mått 485 x 421 x 187 mm

Tillverkare: AMD
Modell: AMD Athlon2 X3 460, AM3
Hastighet: 3,4Ghz
Antal kärnor: 3

Storlek: 4GB, (2 x 2GB)
Minnestyp: G.Skill Ripjaws Gaming - DDR3 1333MHz
Lediga platser: 2

Tillverkare: AMD
Modell: Radeon HD6670 1GB
DirectX: 11
Anslutningar: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 2 x Mini DisplayPort

Storlek: 1TB (1000GB)
Hastighet: 7200RPM, 32mb cache
Anslutning: Serial ATA-300

Modell: MSI 760GM-E51
PCI-express x16 (lediga): 1 (0)
PCI-express x1 (lediga): 1 (1)
PCI 32-bits (lediga): 2 (2)

Optisk enhet
DVD-brännare: Samsung SH-222AB, SATA Svart

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Follow these illustrated steps: Clean Install Windows 7

Does it show anything in the drive selection screen in Step 7? What does it say exactly? What happens if you just try to click Next without creating any partitions using the Drive Options?

Next try creating a Partition and formatting it, then click Next.

Make sure there is no BIOS update to handle 1tb HD.

Sometimes if it's freezing removing one RAM stick (while Powered down) will allow install to proceed.

Next try creating a partition to mark Active before installing, following Step 2.2 here: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation .

Report back results of each step and there will be more.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2012   #3
Night Hawk

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

The Bing translator will always help!

Chassis Type: Miditower
Number of Installed fans: 2 x 120 mm
5.25 "slots (free): 4 (3)
Dimensions of 485 x 421 x 187 mm

Manufacturer: AMD
Model: AMD Athlon2 X 3 460, AM3
Speed: 2, 4 GHz
Number of cores: 3

Internal Memory
Size: 4 GB (2 x 2 GB)
Memory type: g.skill Ripjaws DDR3 1333MHz Gaming
Vacancies: 2

Graphics Card
Manufacturer: AMD
Model: Radeon HD6670 1 GB
DirectX: 11
Connections: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 2 x Mini DisplayPort

Hard disk
Size: 1TB (1000GB)
Speed: 7200RPM, 32 MB cache
Connection: Serial ATA-300

Model: MSI 760GM-E51
PCI-express x 16 (free): 1 (0)
PCI express x 1 (free): 1 (1)
PCI 32 bits (free): 2 (2)

Optical drive
DVD rewritable: Samsung SH-222AB, SATA Black
The main product page and specification for that make and model board can be looked over at MSI Global ? Mainboard - 760GM-E51

As something to note here generally it was more commonly seen with Vista not 7 to remove all but 2gb of memory when blue screens and other problems prevented the previous version's 64bit installs from going on. With 8gb on the present, 4gb on the last build while testing 7 this issue came up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 May 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Thanks problem solved. i think..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP


What exact step(s) helped? This will help others.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2012   #6
Night Hawk

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

Agreed! That would be good information you could add in here on just how the install went and why it was a success this time around.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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