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Windows 7: Will not see HD on Fresh Install

10 Jan 2010   #1
RunninWyld

Windows XP
 
 
Will not see HD on Fresh Install

Hello,

I've browsed this forum and have found that other people have had issues with Windows 7 not being able to see their Harddrives. I am having the same problem, but none of the remedies mentioned will work for me.

I am not upgrading form a previous OS, this is a new system with brand new everything. So, i have an empty WD Caviar Blue SATA II that is waiting for Windows 7. Unfortunately, when Setup gets to the "Select Drive" screen, no drive shows up. The drive is visible in my Bios, so I know it's plugged in right. But, Windows 7 is failing to find it.

Are there some drivers I need to download to make it show up?

Thanks for your input.


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10 Jan 2010   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Go into control panel>aministrative tool>computer management>disc management.
In there you should see your SataII drive.
Right click>assgin letter.

It should pick it up.

If you cannot see your hard drive in the my computer window but you can see it in device manager then this will work.
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10 Jan 2010   #3
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Drivers

you need to download and unzip the SATA/RAID drivers for your motherboard on a USB flash drive and when you get to the drive setup screen you can load them from the flash drive so the system will then be able to install to the hard drive after loading the drivers
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10 Jan 2010   #4
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
System Specs

please fill in your system spec and I will help you find the driver you need in order to do this
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10 Jan 2010   #5
RunninWyld

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
please fill in your system spec and I will help you find the driver you need in order to do this
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P Motherboard.
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10 Jan 2010   #6
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
OS

are you using XP as listed in spec or 7 32/64 bit please as much info as possible here it will help to speed things along
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10 Jan 2010   #7
RunninWyld

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
are you using XP as listed in spec or 7 32/64 bit please as much info as possible here it will help to speed things along
Sorry about that.

Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Phenom IIx4 Processor
8 GB ram
WD Caviar Blue 320 GB SATA HD
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10 Jan 2010   #8
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
driver

ok here you go bottom of page driver in the middle description is below good luck

2009/11/05 AMD SATA RAID Driver (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup

GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA790X-UD4P (rev. 1.0)
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10 Jan 2010   #9
RunninWyld

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
ok here you go bottom of page driver in the middle description is below good luck

2009/11/05 AMD SATA RAID Driver (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup

GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA790X-UD4P (rev. 1.0)
For some reason, this did not work. Is there something I could be doing wrong?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2010   #10
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Drivers

you have to extract the package with a program like 7 zip or winzip and put the extracted files on the flash drive
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