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Windows 7: No hard drive listed in win 7 install menu

19 Mar 2015   #1
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
No hard drive listed in win 7 install menu

Hello SevenForums folks,

I am writing because I found myself in trouble when installing win 7 on msi U110 (MSI Global U110 ECO).
The problem is that when I am in the win 7 installation menu, the hard drive on laptop cannot be found and therefore win 7 can't be installed.I tried rebooting the machine and chose startup repair and selected command prompt.
After doing diskpart and list disk, the hdd also are not present.

I have also tried taking out the hdd from laptop and connected via usb to my pc and the hdd seems to function perfectly.

I appreciate every matter of help on this, hoping on you.
Much thanks,
Martin7R


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19 Mar 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Is the hard drive shown in the BIOS?

What exact message do you get when attempting to run Diskpart?
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19 Mar 2015   #3
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

The bios shows that there is a toshiba HDD.
When it comes to CMD, I get list of drives, but no HDD or what so ever is present.
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19 Mar 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So it shows in the bios, but when you run diskpart it does not show up, is this correct ?

And this is the only drive connected to the laptop, correct ?
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19 Mar 2015   #5
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
So it shows in the bios, but when you run diskpart it does not show up, is this correct ?

And this is the only drive connected to the laptop, correct ?
Exactly like that...

I am installing win 7 with USB stick
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19 Mar 2015   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have a UEFI BIOS? Enter BIOS setup (or UEFI Firmware) to report back settings choices for UEFI, EFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS, Secure Boot and BIOS Boot Priority.

If so you'll need to format the flash stick using Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
and boot the stick or disk as a UEFI device.
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