Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: HDD not detected during re-install, but operates fine on boot

26 Feb 2015   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Set it to AHCI and leave it there, your Windows 7 installer is bad if it asks for drivers.

Put your iso file on the usb stick using wintobootic, It works perfectly.

Make sure booting from a usb device is enabled in the bios.

Use your 1 time boot menu key to bring up the boot menu, then use the arrow key to move down to the usb drive. Then hit enter.

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2015   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Well, I WAS feeling enthusiastic about trying that AHCI option. I shut the PC down... unplugged the small HDD... moved the 1tb up to the first SATA... Booted up... tried to install... didn't work. Opened the PC back up... moved the cables back... rebooted... OS can't boot(Yay)!! Launch repair tool... "Windows could not repair"... reboot... retry (a couple times)... etc...

I'm so sick and tired of trying to figure this out. Screw it... so I left both HDD plugged in, restarted the installation, formated the 150gb as a single partition and started the reinstall on it.

I just finished re-installing Chrome so I could come here and post this update. I'm running windows update now to get things back to normal. I suppose I'm resigned to this as a solution, at least for now. I'll just figure out how to make due with a 150gb primary drive and an additional 1tb storage drive, which is still far better than what the OEM reseller left me with originally.

I do appreciate the help guys. thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2015   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Post a shot of disk management. We`ll have a look see.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 HDD not detected during re-install, but operates fine on boot

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
No bootable device detected on first startup, second will be fine.
I have a problem with my pc setup. Mind you i tried everything i read on every forum available before posting this. My problem started when I was playing Skyrim on a CRT Monitor. Why? because our 32inch LED TV is now being used for watching so I am stuck with a 17inch CRT Monitor from my...
General Discussion
Video Card Help Not Being Detected Everything Else seems to work fine
Hey All, Just trying to see if anybody had any suggestions or advice, I'm trying to complete this build and the only thing not working is the Graphics card. Specs Below: i5-2500k Biostar H61 Motherboard Kingston 8GB Ram Kingston 2x64GB SSD (128GB Total) Galaxy GTX 460 GC 768mb Antec...
Graphic Cards
very slow boot but running fine, new install
Hi, I am running a P5N-D motherboard ( bios 1401) with an intel core 2 quad Q9300, Rad HD3800 series and I have some problems since last week. It started with an error 0cx00000e9 someting About USB being disconnected. Since I couldn't figure out the problem I reinstalled windows 7 64bit. The...
Performance & Maintenance
Window 7 operates fine...lost all data....can you help?
A day or two ago, upon startup, what appeared to be Windows 7 recovery window popped up and wouldn't let me close out of it. It kept saying hard drive sectors failed and it needed to do a scan and fix problems. Even after I let it scan, I still couldn't close this window nor use any other...
BSOD Help and Support
My LAN card in XP(fine), but win7(Not Detected)
my lan card is Realtek RT8029AS i have Win XP and Win 7 in my PC in xp, the driver detected automatically without install any driver, and works fine but when in Win 7, the driver is not detected and in "Device Manager" found Unknown device for Ethernet controller i can't find correct driver...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+