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Windows 7: Not Recognizing Hard Drive

27 Dec 2009   #11
gregrocker

 

Check the HASH from your download source, verify using Hashtab,

then load checked ISO into ImgBurn, select Verify Disk, make sure it says Bootable in text at left, then verify both.


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27 Dec 2009   #12
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

I've tried verifying with imgburn and everything came up fine. I've also tried burning to various discs as well as installing x86 and x64 with the same results.
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27 Dec 2009   #13
gregrocker

 

You'll want 32 bit with 2gb RAM. Have you tested the RAM with Windows Mem Diagnostic test?

Try setting your SATA controller in BIOS to AHCI which is recommended first for Win7. Where is it set now?
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27 Dec 2009   #14
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Well, I was going to get another 2GB of ram later on, but I guess that might be a while.

Alright, I plugged my HDD back into the SATA0 port and it doesn't show up but my disc drive showed up in the SATA1 port. I then switched the two and the HDD showed up in the SATA1 port but the disc drive didn't show up in the SATA0 port.

Seems like I may have a faulty motherboard?

But even though the drive doesn't show up in bios, it loads and plays discs.
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27 Dec 2009   #15
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Set it to AHCI, still didnt work .
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27 Dec 2009   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jradicle11 View Post
Alright, I plugged my HDD back into the SATA0 port and it doesn't show up but my disc drive showed up in the SATA1 port. I then switched the two and the HDD showed up in the SATA1 port but the disc drive didn't show up in the SATA0 port.

Seems like I may have a faulty motherboard?

But even though the drive doesn't show up in bios, it loads and plays discs.
So plug HD into SATA1 for detection, then try booting DVD from SATA0 since you say it works undetected.

You have any other drive ports?
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27 Dec 2009   #17
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Yea, I just tried that, still no luck.

Do I have any other SATA ports? I have six, 3 are occupied. Disk drive, HDD, and eSATA for the front of my case.
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27 Dec 2009   #18
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Going to bed, will work on this more tomorrow.
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27 Dec 2009   #19
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

You said in your first post it was recognised as IDE slave, can the drive not be set to be a master ? Not sure if that will help though. It was just the first thing that came to my mind.

Steve
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27 Dec 2009   #20
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

I too thought that, but I wasn't sure how change it to master. Do I just change the jumper placement? Currently, there wasn't one on.
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