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Windows 7: Hard Drive not recognized in install.

01 May 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have you checked whether you can see it in Disk Management. If yes, you can initialize it from there.


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01 May 2010   #12
ggperry

Windows 7
 
 

Disk Management ? its a new drive with no os on it.
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01 May 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ggperry View Post
Disk Management ? its a new drive with no os on it.
Oh, sorry. Missed the laptop part.
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01 May 2010   #14
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

yes it will do.
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01 May 2010   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The HD driver is the SATA controller driver, a part of the chipset normally.
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02 May 2010   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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02 May 2010   #17
ggperry

Windows 7
 
 

Tried the linux install, again no hd found. Tried it on another laptop, no hd found. Its a brand new hd, so shouldn't be knackered. Its a sata II drive and so would it work on my (assumed) sata/sata I controller? Think this laptop is 3/4 years old.
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02 May 2010   #18
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ggperry View Post
Tried the linux install, again no hd found. Tried it on another laptop, no hd found. Its a brand new hd, so shouldn't be knackered. Its a sata II drive and so would it work on my (assumed) sata/sata I controller? Think this laptop is 3/4 years old.
Have you tried to see if changing the bios from sata to ide has the HD showing. Shouldn't have to do this but one never knows. You can also get a straight bootable gparted iso which is what I think disc management is actually using. GParted -- Live CD/USB/PXE/HD

If you have a Linux live CD did you look for gparted or just try and install, and got to the partitioner? Also tell us the make and model of the laptop if your having trouble chances are others have as well, Google is our friend once in awhile.
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02 May 2010   #19
ggperry

Windows 7
 
 

no option in bios to do that. think linux just loaded from disk but when i tried to access hd via linux it said no hd was present. i am left assuming this laptop can't support SATA II ? it seems to have 4 extra pins on the back, not sure if they mean anything? it plugs in fine, like normal & my pc does (via a light) say its working, at least there's power to it & i can hear it working.

Its a Compaq V6560 Quanta 30cc motherboard & chipset is Intel GM965.
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03 May 2010   #20
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ggperry View Post
Tried the linux install, again no hd found. Tried it on another laptop, no hd found. Its a brand new hd, so shouldn't be knackered. Its a sata II drive and so would it work on my (assumed) sata/sata I controller? Think this laptop is 3/4 years old.
You didn't say it is sata2 earlier ..I hope you did.. SataII drives do work with sata1 boards, there is a jumper on them that selects the 150mb speed .
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