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Windows 7: Problem detecting hdd of HP Mini 5101 during Win7 installation

04 Jul 2010   #1

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Problem detecting hdd of HP Mini 5101 during Win7 installation

Hello just got an HP Mini 5101 and iam trying to install Win7 on it.

Problem is that during installation proccess it cannot detect my netbook's hdd.

so with google search i found these link HP Mini 5101 Windows XP & Vista & 7 Drivers | Laptop Software

and i donwload the Intel Matrix Storage Manager v8.7.0.1007 F Harddisk Download although it is indended for vista and not for 7 thinking it might be the same since win 78 section doesnt have something for hdds.

problem is although i selecth from glash disk the SATA AHCI suppoer .inf file my hds still aint detected so to continue the installation process.

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04 Jul 2010   #2

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You can download your Sata Controller Drivers here:
Intel Sata Controller Drivers

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
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04 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You can download your Sata Controller Drivers here:
Intel Sata Controller Drivers

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
Win7 X64 included AHCI drivers that supported my Intel X58 chipset. (I've since switched to Intel drivers, but they weren't necessary for the initial install.) "Nikos" seems to have an Intel 945G chipset. Are sure that add-on drivers are necessary with that system to perform a basic Win7 installation?
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04 Jul 2010   #4
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Those drivers are too common to not be in the driverstore, which has almost all SATA controller drivers. Of course slipping them in at Load Drivers link can't hurt anything.

Try clearing the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Check the SATA controller setting. Change to AHCI, then IDE if neceesary.
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