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Windows 7: New Custom Build -- "No drives were found"

08 Nov 2009   #11
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Please list the steps you've taken, and be sure to not leave anything out. A list like this would help:

1. Boot DVD
2. At first screen, asked to insert driver disk.
3. Etc, etc, etc.

That will help us understand what you are doing. Also, have you reviewed the manual to make sure you have the correct BIOS configuration? Have you checked out the Gigabyte website to see if they have a support forum available?


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08 Nov 2009   #12
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

have u plugged the boot harddrive into the primary sata port (sataii_1(port0))? as far as i know u can't just stick the lead in any available port.
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08 Nov 2009   #13
JCPrich

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt0978 View Post
have u plugged the boot harddrive into the primary sata port (sataii_1(port0))? as far as i know u can't just stick the lead in any available port.
yes, it is in the first available port, which is SATA2_1 i believe.

as for the windows installation, everything goes smoothly until i get to the 'where do you want to install?' screen. it says 'no drives were found'

i can go to load drivers, but none of the ones i've tried have worked. i am never directly asked to load drivers.

downloading GParted right now. will i be able to boot and format it on the new computer?
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08 Nov 2009   #14
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JCPrich View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt0978 View Post
have u plugged the boot harddrive into the primary sata port (sataii_1(port0))? as far as i know u can't just stick the lead in any available port.
yes, it is in the first available port, which is SATA2_1 i believe.

as for the windows installation, everything goes smoothly until i get to the 'where do you want to install?' screen. it says 'no drives were found'

i can go to load drivers, but none of the ones i've tried have worked. i am never directly asked to load drivers.

downloading GParted right now. will i be able to boot and format it on the new computer?
and not that i think ur stupid but u've plugged the power lead in too?
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08 Nov 2009   #15
JCPrich

windows 7
 
 

yep, the hdd is seen in the bios and in other tools, just not windows 7 installer
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08 Nov 2009   #16
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I just remembered that the 8.9 version of the Intel Matrix Storage Manager doesn't work for crap with Windows 7. I recall I similar install issue on an Asus board with the Intel SATA driver.

Try using the 8.8 version:

64-bit Floppy Configuration Utility

It solved the install problem for the Asus board - hopefully it'll do the same for you.
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08 Nov 2009   #17
JCPrich

windows 7
 
 

alright, i formatted the drive in gparted and it finally showed up! thanks for the help yall
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08 Nov 2009   #18
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JCPrich View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Also you didnt accidentally plug HDDs into SATA spot on mobo?
yes, the HDD is is plugged in the SATA port on the motherboard. should it not be?

btw it's a 1tb hdd, and i've tried the drivers on gigabyte's website, but to no avail.
I meant to say: you didnt accidentally plug HDDs into SATA RAID port...
u want the HDDs in regular SATA spot, unless u want RAID.
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11 Feb 2010   #19
jpete

Windows 7
 
 
GParted worked for me too!

I just want to say thanks to Darryl for posting your suggestion on using GParted. I had the same problem as JCPrich, I assembled a PC brand new and couldn't get Windows to see the hard drive. I was hoping that the Windows boot CD would give me the option to partition the disk, but to no avail. I stumbled on this thread in a search, and GParted worked for me as well. I'm still working on my expertise in PC building so this helped a lot. Thanks!
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15 Jul 2010   #20
johnbaingan

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JCPrich View Post
alright, i formatted the drive in gparted and it finally showed up! thanks for the help yall
I hve the same thing problem as you, how did you formatted your drive in gparted?
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