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Windows 7: Will not see HD on Fresh Install

10 Jan 2010   #11
RunninWyld

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
you have to extract the package with a program like 7 zip or winzip and put the extracted files on the flash drive
Did that.
Can there be something wrong with the motherboard bios?


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10 Jan 2010   #12
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
7 Zip

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10 Jan 2010   #13
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
what happened

ok what exactly happened when you tried to use those files
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10 Jan 2010   #14
RunninWyld

Windows XP
 
 

I extracted the files onto my flash drive.
Plugged the drive into my new computer and booted Windows 7 from the DVD and went through the install process. When it gets to the screen where it asks me to select the drive on which to install windows, no hard drives are showing up. So, I click on the get drivers button, select my flash drive and hit OK. It thinks for a minute, refreshes the drive list and still nothing shows up. So, for whatever reason, windows 7 is still unable to see my hard drive when I try to install.

I thought it might be a problem with the drive, so I plugged it into my old computer (which is running XP) and it sees it fine.
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10 Jan 2010   #15
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
files

how were the files on the flash drive in a folder or just the files
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10 Jan 2010   #16
RunninWyld

Windows XP
 
 

I put them in a separate folder on the flash drive called "Drivers." Windows 7 isn't seeing the individual files.
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10 Jan 2010   #17
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
ok

ok the installer is not that smart just put the files on the drive not in a folder
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10 Jan 2010   #18
RunninWyld

Windows XP
 
 

Well, that didn't work either. It keeps shooting me this message: "No signed device drivers. Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers and click OK."
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10 Jan 2010   #19
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Just a note,RAM can sometimes casue the installation to go awry,try taking out 4gig just for the installation then put it back in.

And you have the BIOS settings so the SATA is a bootable HD in the boot order somewhere?
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10 Jan 2010   #20
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Drivers

well those are the right drivers based on the board info
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