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Windows 7: W7 and sata ,first timer here

23 Dec 2009   #1

W7 and sata ,first timer here

Ok I have looked every where and can't find a driver for my sata drive. I only have and plan on using one sata3.0 drive. So I need windows installed on it. I followed the instruction for my mobo but every driver I try says it's not signed so can't use it. Went to gigabyte and tried th drivers no luck. Even true the vista drivers. No luck

AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/
Antec Black M FusionRemote 350 Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel

This is the first time I tried to install with a sata drive so I not sure if I'm doing it rite. Also first time win 7 also


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

You should not need a separate driver for Windows 7. I natively contains drivers for SATA, IDE, RAID etc for most boards. What problems are you having during install?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2009   #3


When the cd boots I chose which windows x86 or x64. Then next windows is where I wanna install but nuthing is in that list. No hdd. My hdd also dosent
show up in post screen or bios
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Dec 2009   #4


If your HD does not show up in BIOS then you may have more serious problems.

Change cable, check jumpers: set to Master with only the HD on ribbon.

Move HD to another computer to see if it registers in that BIOS.

Try another HD to see if it registers in BIOS.

When it shows up in BIOS, check SATA controller settings. Try AHCI first. What are others?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2009   #5


Ill do that once I get home from work.thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

What are your system specs?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2009   #7


What do u mean specs? I have the CPU and stuff listed in first post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64

He is asking you to complete your specs. You can download Speccy if you want to help you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2009   #9


OK finally after changing the SATA cable i got Hdd activity and installing windows now. Thanks for the help. Seems the first sata cable was bad.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2009   #10


click the link in my signature and fill out your system specs, that way you dont have to list them in every thread you make.
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