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Windows 7: Windows7 installation issues

02 Nov 2009   #1
nhatminh1109

Vista
 
 
Windows7 installation issues

System doesn't boot

I am trying now to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64, but it keeps giving me this error message: "Marvell adapter initializing bios version ..xyz...
Adapter 1
No hard disk is detected"

My components are:
Mainboard ASUS P5QL
Intel E8400 3.0
Graphic card ATI HD4870

4GB RAM (2x2GB)
500GB Seagate HD
1TB Samsung HD
LG DVD



I only have my DVD drive and 1 HD connected via SATA cables at the moment. Then I went into BIOS and set the boot priority to go CDROM, then HDD, try to install.

And it still gives me this error message.



All help is appreciated!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Nov 2009   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Try removing 1 of your 2GB ram sticks.Its a weird problem ive seen while browsing the forums,someone should know more
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02 Nov 2009   #3
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nhatminh1109 View Post
System doesn't boot

I am trying now to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64, but it keeps giving me this error message: "Marvell adapter initializing bios version ..xyz...
Adapter 1
No hard disk is detected"

My components are:
Mainboard ASUS P5QL
Intel E8400 3.0
Graphic card ATI HD4870

4GB RAM (2x2GB)
500GB Seagate HD
1TB Samsung HD
LG DVD



I only have my DVD drive and 1 HD connected via SATA cables at the moment. Then I went into BIOS and set the boot priority to go CDROM, then HDD, try to install.

And it still gives me this error message.



All help is appreciated!
when ask if you have DRIVERS for click yes( I have all needed Drivers on 1 USB ) and install the SATA drivers.
I used F6. You will not be ask again for SATA Drivers once you install them.
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02 Nov 2009   #5
nhatminh1109

Vista
 
 

Thank you...

I have update all firmware/bios of marvell/mobo/cd rom...
Still does not work...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #6
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote:
I resolved the issue myself by looking at the wiring(which was pretty crowded, but that may be due to a cramped case.) Anyway, I found that the DVD-ROM was disconnected and wasn't even in the appropriate place. Plugged that in and it worked.



Thanks.
Taken from one of Gregs links incase you didnt look.

Check all connections,try removing the ram chip.

Where did you get your drivers from?Another pc with internet?
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02 Nov 2009   #7
nhatminh1109

Vista
 
 

[quote=Minotar;352044]
Quote:
I resolved the issue myself by looking at the wiring(which was pretty crowded, but that may be due to a cramped case.) Anyway, I found that the DVD-ROM was disconnected and wasn't even in the appropriate place. Plugged that in and it worked.
Done...


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Taken from one of Gregs links incase you didnt look.

Check all connections,try removing the ram chip.
Yes, but still not work

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Where did you get your drivers from?Another pc with internet?
I'm trying to install new Windows 7 to my desktop and I have my laptop with internet
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02 Nov 2009   #8
gregrocker

 

Try booting from the Win7 installer, to see if it recreates the same error message as when you try to install from desktop.

The links from Googling that error message say that Marvell adapter is a SATA controller but I have only known Marvell to be an ethernet adapter. Since you say you are attempting to install from desktop with internet, it may be the ethernet adapter that is boinking the install.

Try installing from boot with no internet, or disabling the Marvell ethernet adapter.

(My offering other ideas is not meant to detract from Snuffy and Minotar's excellent suggestion to pre-load SATA drivers in installer, just to give other possibilities in case needed)
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02 Nov 2009   #9
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

[quote=nhatminh1109;352072]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote:
I resolved the issue myself by looking at the wiring(which was pretty crowded, but that may be due to a cramped case.) Anyway, I found that the DVD-ROM was disconnected and wasn't even in the appropriate place. Plugged that in and it worked.
Done...



Yes, but still not work

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Where did you get your drivers from?Another pc with internet?
I'm trying to install new Windows 7 to my desktop and I have my laptop with internet
Did you download the SATA drivers on your laptop,copy them to usb,then when they ask to add drivers you get the ones off the usb?

If your looking for some,
Searching for: ASUS P5QL - Softpedia

the Vista drivers should work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #10
nhatminh1109

Vista
 
 

Thank you, I will disassemble and try again. I will be back after 6 hours and still need your help. Thank you very much.
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