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Windows 7: Not Recognizing Hard Drive

27 Dec 2009   #31
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

I tried that. My hard drive won't show up in the windows 7 installation. It says I need to load the drivers. I try to load the drivers from C: but when I click it it says the drive doesn't exist or something similar.


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27 Dec 2009   #32
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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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.
There are NO jumpers on SATA HD's
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27 Dec 2009   #33
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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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.
There are NO jumpers on SATA HD's
Doc, that's not necessarily correct. Often times they have a jumper to enable the 3GB/s mode, or limit it to 1.5.
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27 Dec 2009   #34
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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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.
There are NO jumpers on SATA HD's
Doc, that's not necessarily correct. Often times they have a jumper to enable the 3GB/s mode, or limit it to 1.5.

Thanks Jonathan,

So far I have had only 200gb to 1.5tb SATA drives, therefore I have not seen 2tb or 3tb with the jumpers I guess I better get some so I am not outdated.
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27 Dec 2009   #35
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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There are NO jumpers on SATA HD's
Doc, that's not necessarily correct. Often times they have a jumper to enable the 3GB/s mode, or limit it to 1.5.

Thanks Jonathan,

So far I have had only 200gb to 1.5tb SATA drives, therefore I have not seen 2tb or 3tb with the jumpers I guess I better get some so I am not outdated.
No, I am not referring to 1.5 and 3TB drives. I am referring to SATA I and SATA II. SATA II supports up to 3Gb/s, while SATA I only supports 1.5Gb/s.

Serial ATA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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27 Dec 2009   #36
gregrocker

 

Try cleaning out that malfuctioning SATA port; look for dog hair, dust, damage etc.

Plug the HD to the SATA port which registers in BIOS.

Write the Win7 ISO to flash stick using Ultra ISO trial version bootable tab: Attachment 44015

Boot from the flash stick by tapping key given on first bootup screen for Boot Menu, or Enter BIOS setup to set Flash (may be listed as Hard Drive) to boot first.

Eventually repair/replace SATA port which is not registering or consider replacing mobo.
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27 Dec 2009   #37
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

"No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage device for installation."
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27 Dec 2009   #38
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

My HD shows up in bios for SATA1 and my disc drive shows up as tsstcorp cddvdw in the boot menu. I tried to boot with XP and got BSOD.
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27 Dec 2009   #39
gregrocker

 

Well since you can get to the Drives selection screen, try inserting SATA controller driver in Load Drivers link.

Unzip to flash stick/CD and browse til it picks up the driver.
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27 Dec 2009   #40
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Alright, slightly promising update. The driver install actually worked this time. The bad thing is that my choices of where to install windows are:

Disk 1 Partition: My book (my external hard drive I used to load the driver)
Disk 1 Unallocated Space (no idea)
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