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Windows 7: Clean Install HD recognition

17 Dec 2009   #11
Nibiru2008

Windows 7 Professional X64 Build 7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
 
 

I have found that it's best to disconnect all extra hard drives except the one you want to install Windows 7 on. It gets a little picky that way. Once you have it installed then you can reconnect the drives.

I hope this helps. BTW, I have my BIOS set to AHCI mode.


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17 Dec 2009   #12
BetlegeuseKC

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 

I did try to unhook my excess drives, that was the first thing I tried. No love

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can I still run RAID1 if this setting is at AHCI?
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17 Dec 2009   #13
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BetlegeuseKC View Post
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can I still run RAID1 if this setting is at AHCI?
I am not sure, I doubt it. For the purposes of installation, turn it to AHCI or non-raid, and when you are done, switch back to RAID.
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17 Dec 2009   #14
BetlegeuseKC

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 

Oh, I see what you're saying. Gotcha. Yeah, I'll try that.
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17 Dec 2009   #15
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Windows Install Issue

Ok here's what I think is going on, in the Bios set the SATA controllers to native IDE not RAID or ACHI like other people have stated that should solve your issue.
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17 Dec 2009   #16
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Install Issue

You should be able to configure the controllers like SATA 0 & 1 to native IDE which will treat the drive like an IDE drive for OS to install and run then to set SATA 2 & 3 to RAID
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18 Dec 2009   #17
BetlegeuseKC

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 

I tried AHCI, and am having the same issue. One thing that I noticed that has me a bit puzzled, is that If I load just the GSATA driver, which my (potential) OS drive is NOT controlled by, it will give me the same problem error. Go figure. When I Disable by ICH10R raid controller, and turned my GSATA raid controller to IDE only, it would allow me to load the drivers, then tell me it was unable to partition the drive. I couldn't go on from there.

I tried to completely delete the partition, and format, but it did the same thing.
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18 Dec 2009   #18
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Why not disconnect the raid drives and do your install to the primary drive. Then hook up the raid and let Windows find it and prompt you for the drivers... Just a thought.
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18 Dec 2009   #19
BetlegeuseKC

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 

Can I do that? In previous version of Windows, you HAD to install raid drivers during OS install. I sort of assumed this was the same way.
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18 Dec 2009   #20
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

I don't know why not, on the initial install to the single drive it won't require raid drivers. All you can do is give it a try.
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