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Windows 7: Windows 7 setup does not recognize my hard drives!

25 May 2013   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

The only other device i have is a laptop atm and the internal hard drive that is not being recognized i have no proper cables to hook up to a laptop

but im sure its just the hard drive not having a driver on it to be recognized by the motherboard

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25 May 2013   #32


If your HD can't be made to show up in BIOS setup after changing cables or reseating it in laptop, then it probably needs replacement.

You can try booting the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan to see if it detects it but normally it will not if it's not also detected in BIOS.

What is the exact error message if you try to install using the booted Win7 installer?
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25 May 2013   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

what should i look for in the bios to know that it is showing up
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25 May 2013   #34


The HD should be listed under Storage devices, SATA devices, BIOS Boot order. If you browse through the tabs you will find it somewhere unless it is not detected.

It may be listed by its Serial Number, which you can google to learn the make and model.
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