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Windows 7: Clean Install of Win7 doesnt find HD Drivers

26 Dec 2009   #21
thanotosq

windows7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nibiru2008 View Post
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Try booting the installer with SATA controller set to AHCI in BIOS.
If you're running one SATA drive, then AHCI is the way to go. It will enable the Native Command Queing which is faster that IDE.

You don't have to go through the trouble of putting the drivers on a DVD installer disk. Just put them on a USB thumb drive and you'll be fine.
I read that too, but I tried that and was unable to get the machine to POST... Am i missing something with ACHI?

I couldnt get anything to work while it was set to ACHI


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26 Dec 2009   #22
thanotosq

windows7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try booting the installer with SATA controller set to AHCI in BIOS.

Slipstream your mobo drivers into the Win7 installer using Vlite.

Here is the basic tutorial, though you will add Drivers tab at beginning to insert drivers, then recompile ISO and burn to DVD: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

Start by copying the DVD files to your desktop, then load into Vlite, select Drivers and Create ISO tabs, insert mobo drivers (you need to get the IDE?SATA controller driver into installer) then recompile and burn ISO to DVD.
When using vLite, how do i get the drivers from GA-MA78LM-S2H (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver to load. vLite doesnt recognize any of them. Do i need to convert them to another file type?

thanks
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27 Dec 2009   #23
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thanotosq View Post

I read that too, but I tried that and was unable to get the machine to POST... Am i missing something with ACHI?

I couldnt get anything to work while it was set to ACHI
Just to clarify, does this mean that you were unable to get to bios at all? Or that the disk didn't show in Bios? OR something else....?

On one of my Mobo's I have both a ACHI and a SATA/RAID choice in bios. I had to set the both to on, hope this helps.
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27 Dec 2009   #24
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thanotosq View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try booting the installer with SATA controller set to AHCI in BIOS.

Slipstream your mobo drivers into the Win7 installer using Vlite.

Here is the basic tutorial, though you will add Drivers tab at beginning to insert drivers, then recompile ISO and burn to DVD: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

Start by copying the DVD files to your desktop, then load into Vlite, select Drivers and Create ISO tabs, insert mobo drivers (you need to get the IDE?SATA controller driver into installer) then recompile and burn ISO to DVD.
When using vLite, how do i get the drivers from GA-MA78LM-S2H (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver to load. vLite doesnt recognize any of them. Do i need to convert them to another file type?

thanks
Are you slipstreaming the AMD SATA AHCI Driver? I downloaded it to my desktop, extracted, then selected Insert driver in Vlite and it loaded no problem. I first tried Single Driver which worked, then tried Multiple driver folder and it said I already had the only driver.

Seems like you need to get it into your current install, too. Maybe someone will advise how to load it in if AHCI won't set correctly in BIOS.
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28 Dec 2009   #25
thanotosq

windows7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thanotosq View Post

I read that too, but I tried that and was unable to get the machine to POST... Am i missing something with ACHI?

I couldnt get anything to work while it was set to ACHI
Just to clarify, does this mean that you were unable to get to bios at all? Or that the disk didn't show in Bios? OR something else....?

On one of my Mobo's I have both a ACHI and a SATA/RAID choice in bios. I had to set the both to on, hope this helps.
When i tried to boot in ACHI, i could not get to the BIOS or boot to a disk at all. I'm not sure what ACHI is as i have never used it. Either way i could do nothing with it.
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28 Dec 2009   #26
thanotosq

windows7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thanotosq View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try booting the installer with SATA controller set to AHCI in BIOS.

Slipstream your mobo drivers into the Win7 installer using Vlite.

Here is the basic tutorial, though you will add Drivers tab at beginning to insert drivers, then recompile ISO and burn to DVD: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

Start by copying the DVD files to your desktop, then load into Vlite, select Drivers and Create ISO tabs, insert mobo drivers (you need to get the IDE?SATA controller driver into installer) then recompile and burn ISO to DVD.
When using vLite, how do i get the drivers from GA-MA78LM-S2H (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver to load. vLite doesnt recognize any of them. Do i need to convert them to another file type?

thanks
Are you slipstreaming the AMD SATA AHCI Driver? I downloaded it to my desktop, extracted, then selected Insert driver in Vlite and it loaded no problem. I first tried Single Driver which worked, then tried Multiple driver folder and it said I already had the only driver.

Seems like you need to get it into your current install, too. Maybe someone will advise how to load it in if AHCI won't set correctly in BIOS.

I'm not sure what slipstreaming is, but the drivers and BIOS update from the Gigabyte website download as a .exe file that vLite doesnt find... i'm not sure what file type the drivers and BIOS update have to be for Windows7 have to be to be added to the ISO through vLite.

Also, i have been trying with zero luck to get this figured out with the Gigabyte people...just in case anyone was wondering if i was trying to work things out with the MB manufacturer.
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28 Dec 2009   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi

Go back to TimStitt posts in this thread.

Unzip the download & put the three files on USB stick.

ahcix64s.cat
ahcix64s.inf
ahcix64s.sys


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30 Dec 2009   #28
thanotosq

windows7 64-bit
 
 

thanks theog...i'll give it a try
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30 Dec 2009   #29
thanotosq

windows7 64-bit
 
 

Awesome. I've got the ISO built and Windows loads...untill the very end of installation and it gives me an error: "Windows could not configure one or more system components. To install windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation."

WTF! I've come this far. Any thoughts?
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