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13 Dec 2014   #1

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Windows 7 installation:insydeh20 setup utility

okay, guys I praying for help! This is my situation.

I own a HP Pavilion dv6-6c10us Laptop, AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor.

Something happen to the computer that required me to reinstall windows. I booted the cd/dvd from start go through the process of installation however once I get to the point in which is ask drive to install it on..there are no available drives although my harddrive is in the computer.

I've heard that in order to get pass this step I have to change my bios to IDE ...but in BIOS setting I see 0 SETTINGS TO change anything to anything...again I've heard this is a common problem when using insydeh20 setup utility.

Now again I can't boot up my computer because there is no OS on my hard drive. consider that. IS there any possible way I can either get to the required tab in bios or is there another way that I can resolve this problems..its been months and I still cant resolve this problem.

if I could update my sure this would help..either way..please help

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13 Dec 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

I'm not sure I can help, but I can give you a suggestion. Boot from the DVD, at the first window, do not select your language, hold down the shift key and press F10, you will get a command prompt. Type diskpart and press enter. Wait for the window to respond diskpart, type list disk and press enter You should see every disk in your machine. That should tell you the disk is there and functioning. When finished type exit and press enter, it should take you back to X sources, type exit and press enter again and you should be back at the select your language screen. It should not matter if you are in IDE or AHCI, if you have a raid array, you may have to load the floppy F6 driver. Most of those options should be in your BIOS. Just sometimes they are in a submenu and pretty well hidden. You should be looking for sata controller or sata mode or something similar. Different brands call it different things, but they are all pretty close to what I said you should look for.
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13 Dec 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP


Is the Hard Drive detected in BIOS setup? If not you'll need to change the cable to try to get it detected, otherwise replace it.

Can your boot into HP Diagnostics via ESC key at boot to test the hardware?

Otherwise work through the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums
which resolve almost all installation failures.
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