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windows 7 installer doesn't detect hard drives

Q: windows 7 installer doesn't detect hard drives

hi
trying to install windows 7 but when i come to choosing which drives to install on is says "windows doesn't detect any of drivers "
my laptop have dual hard disks
primary hard is "SSD" 250 GB ,secondary is "HDD" 2000 GB
bios detecting all of them. my OS now is win10 but im not happy with it so i want to back to win7.
bios options has AHSI only not IDE.
when i installed win10 it run smoothly ,it detects all hard drives ,but win7 didn't.
i saw when i googled that when windows 7 didnt detect any of hard drives, you have to install rapid driver so win7 will see all drives. i try that method but when im hitting browse button to install rapid drive ,windows could't install it
guys please help

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Preferred Solution: windows 7 installer doesn't detect hard drives

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I want to do a complete reformat. I have a Windows XP Setup CD, and I backed up all my desired files onto an external hard drive, but after starting the Windows XP Setup (Full Install, not Upgrade) in Safe Mode (regular doesn't work) and having it reboot and continue trying to install, I get a blue screen with a 0x00 type code. Is there any way to tell the computer to completely reformat the hard drive (2x500GB set up in a Mirror Array, in case one hard drive has a hardware fault, I'll still have the data on the mirrored drive) so that I can install Windows XP all over again, with none of the problems that I'm trying to get rid of? If I insert the Windows XP CD and select to boot from CD, it claims I have no hard drives installed and can't continue. The hard drives are in there, but after getting rid of malwares recently, my computer has gone through several stages of problems, and all I want to do now is reformat and start fresh and free. How do I get my computer to recognize the drives in its pre-OS state, so I can install Windows XP on it?

A:I want to reformat but it doesn't detect my hard drives.

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I want to do a complete reformat. I have a Windows XP Setup CD, and I backed up all my desired files onto an external hard drive, but after starting the Windows XP Setup (Full Install, not Upgrade) in Safe Mode (regular doesn't work) and having it reboot and continue trying to install, I get a blue screen with a 0x00 type code. Is there any way to tell the computer to completely reformat the hard drive so that I can install Windows XP all over again, with none of the problems that I'm trying to get rid of? If I insert the Windows XP CD and select to boot from CD, it claims I have no hard drives installed and can't continue. http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/A...AA/100_5792.jpg The hard drives are in there, but after getting rid of malwares recently, my computer has gone through several stages of problems, and all I want to do now is reformat and start fresh and free. How do I get my computer to recognize the drives in its pre-OS state, so I can install Windows XP on it?

A:Computer doesn't detect hard drives. Trying to reformat.

First what is the make and model of the PC? Also, just to be sure, does the hard drive show up in the BIOS?

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I have a Thinkpad T470 (20JN) with a 512 Gb NVMe drive  lense20512gmsp34meat2ta. Linux was installed & works well with no problems. But I'm struggling with Windows 10  setup.I could not make its installer recognize NVMe disk. At the same time Hiren's BootCD 15.2 based on Win10 recognizes my disk successfully.I tried to extract drivers from boot.wim using DISM and to add them back to original boot.wim (index:2), but it gave noany positive change.Can you please give me a hint how to make NVMe work ?  

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I have a Thinkpad T470 (20JN) with a 512 Gb NVMe drive  lense20512gmsp34meat2ta. Linux was installed & works well with no problems. But I'm struggling with Windows 10  setup.I could not make its installer recognize NVMe disk. At the same time Hiren's BootCD 15.2 based on Win10 recognizes my disk successfully.I tried to extract drivers from boot.wim using DISM and to add them back to original boot.wim (index:2), but it gave noany positive change.Can you please give me a hint how to make NVMe work ?  

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I messed up whilst installing windows 7 over older windows 7 drive. I formatted the windows 7 drive and again tried to deleted that partition, but that deletion process took around 10-15 minutes, so restarted my system. Now i cannot install any of the windows os or even linux . Please anybody help me out to solve this problem

A:Error in installing windows 7, installer cant detect hard disk

Try loading the Sata controller drivers.
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

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Help: I formatted the hard drive on my Dell Dimension 8400 to reinstall Windows XP and I get as far as {Setup did not find any hard drives} using a Dell XP Home Edition reinstallation CD with Service Pack 1. The 80 GB Seagate ATA hard drive worked before formatting and passes in the bios test. I do not have a floppy and don't have a driver disc as I think the problem is in the controller driver for the hard drive. So I am at a complete dead end as I am unable to reinstall the drivers. Will a Windows 98SE program reinstall the drivers? Or, if I were to purchase a new Windows XP Pro program with the product key, will the new program recognize the hard drive and install it?
Thank you for any help.
 

A:Windows XP Setup did not detect any hard drives

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Hello, I am trying to make a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium on an empty Seagate Barracuda HDD.  The HDD was previously part of a RAID 0 array, but is now an unformatted blank drive.  I originally tried to set this up as a SATA drive previous to my Windows 7 install, and BIOS recognized it fine, but when I (finally) get to the step where you pick a drive to install to, nothing appears. I have since tried this with 6 different HDDs to no avail, in RAID, JBOD, and SATA configs.  These include a RAID 0 setup that currently holds my XP Pro install.  XP Pro will boot fine from these drives, but Windows 7 setup does not see them at all. I have tried grabbing the motherboard's Windows 7 drivers from MSI's website for the motherboard (MSI K9A2 Platinum, ATI SB600 chipset), but the Windows 7 installer doesn't find any "valid signed drivers" and won't proceed. I have also tried changing my BIOS settings from RAID to AHCI, as well as swapping the HDD to various SATA ports on the mobo (1-4 are for either RAID or AHCI/SATA, 5-6 are on a second RAID controller).  System BIOS and RAID bios both recognize the discs every time, and when I boot to XP, I can also see every disc. Here's my hardware: MSI K9A2 Platinum Mobo AMD Phenom X4 Radeon Sapphire graphics Seagate Barracuda 500GB x2 WD Caviar Black 640GB x2 (RAID 0) Another two Seagate drives, not sure which. I'm installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit from a DVD I burned of a downloaded ISO. Let me know if you ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Installer Won't Recognize ANY Hard Drives

64-bit versions of Windows *require* signed drivers for installation, so if you can't obtain those you may have to resort to using the 32-bit version of the OS.  There are ways to force Windows to accept a non-signed driver, but I wouldn't recommend it since if it doesn't work in the end, you've done all the work for nothing. -Tony

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Here's my hard drive:
Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS

I haven't been able to get Windows 7 installation to detect this drive for about two months now. I'm running on a Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H mobo, revision 2.1.

I recently found a list of drivers for my motherboard on Gigabyte, but I'm not sure if any of these will help me.
I also found some downloads for my hard drive.

Oh, and I can use this drive if I'm running Windows 7 on a different hard drive, but I just can't install Windows 7 on it.

A:Windows 7 Doesn't Detect My Hard Drive

Check if the new HDD is being detected in BIOS. Also, the HDD may be formatted as a file system not supported for Windows. Make sure it is formatted as NTFS.

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when i try installing windows 7 on my netbook over a network it wont detect my hard drives

A:Windows 7 Wont Detect hard drives when installing over network

What is the exact error message, and when does it appear?

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Recovering from a recent crash, windows decided to wipe the storage space I had that contained 2.6tb of media. Ignoring that fact, I'm trying to get things set back up. Windows 8, I can access the drives themselves with no problem, individually, but storage spaces shows only 1 drive, no information, and it's unusuable. Now, if I plug the same drives into my other computer, it works fine, can even create the storage space. But if I switch it back over, then suddenly it's and unrecognized configuration. I've rebooted, formatted, swapped USB ports, switched to a hub and back, and I cannot get windows to recognize the drive in storage spaces. Computer management shows them fine, and as I said I can access them using the drive letters with no issue. Any suggestions on how to proceed with this?
 
Also, it's a fresh install of windows, although it did install nearly 200 updates yesterday.

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Install everything, the bios detect the hard drive (it's a new hard drive, never been use) but when installing the Win7 64, the hard drive list is empty.

Here my spec

Phenom II 940BE | Gigabyte 790X-UD4P | Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB | XFX HD4770 512MB | OCZ StealthXStream 600W | NZXT Tempest

thanks

A:Windows 7 installation doesn't detect hard drive

You need to format new hard drives. no?

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Dear team, Please, when I try to install windows 10 the SSd is not recognized. I have downloaded the Intel RST for the model Yoga 900-13ISK2 but it doesn't works. Please, would you be so kind to tell me where I can find the .inf files in order to install the drivers to recognize the SSD during the windows 10 installation? Thanks in advance,

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Symantec Ghost does not detect any drives, very strange. I am used to run Powerquest Drive Image 7, but it seems Symantec left nothing of the old Drive Image intact. :(. Here is screenshot, I need help to back my computer up. All my drives are ntfs.

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Hi!

I have a SATA hard drive, 650 gb, that stopped working a while ago. I thought it was the drive so I thought nothing about it. I purchased a Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint F3 last week and connected it in my computer over the weekend.

It is seen by the BIOS but when I log into Vista Home Basic, the drive does not show. I tried reloading Vista to no avail.

I am now convinced more than ever that I do not like Vista. However, since it's what I have and I'm not in the mood to reformat the c: drive if not necessary. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jill84

A:Windows Vista doesn't see the SATA hard drives

Hi please clarify do you have 2 drives, or is this the only drive,has it been formatted,where is the C:\ drive located

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I am attempting to install Windows 7 on an AlienWare M7700 D900T laptop, but setup will not recognize the hard drives. When first I boot up the laptop the hard drives are clearly detected, IDE busmaster is enabled. But then Windows 7 setup will not detect them. If I select the <Load Drivers> then insert the drivers disc that came with the machine, it also fails to find the appropriate device drivers. Does anyone have a clue as to how I can resolve this issue?

Thanks for any and all responses.

A:Windows 7 Setup Doesn't Recognize Hard Drives

Make sure your BIOS is up to date; if so reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI.

Wipe the HD to try install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation. Use partitioning step 2.2 to format NTFS Primary and mark Active to try install.

Tips for getting a purrfect OEM reinstall: re-install windows 7

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Hi there
I recently upgraded my system and I am running the following configuration:


Processor: AMD Quad Core 9800
Motherboard: ASUS M3n-3HT Mempipe HD
RAM: 8GB non EEC (1GB x 4 sticks)
DVD-RAM Drive 1: Pioneer 110-D
DVD-RAM Drive 2: Pioneer 110-D
HDD 1: 40GB IDE (running OS Windows XP Pro SP3)
HDD 2: 120GB IDE (storage drive)
HDD 3: 500GB SATA (Storage drive)

The problem I am having is that HDD 2 and HDD 3 are detected in the BIOS screen, but not by Windows. They don't show up at all in "My Computer". I guess this my be a driver or SATA configuration problem, but I'm a newbie at HDD configurations. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

A:XP Cannot detect Hard drives

Are these drives formatted?

Windows (My Computer/Explorer) will not "see" them until they are formatted.

You can format them in Disk Management within XP.

Louis

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I had a strange technical problem very recently. I rebooted my PC and it would no longer detect my hard drives. I recently installed a new external hard drive and that could be detected. I tried a few things such as booting from Linux but the strange thing was that the problem seemed to fix itself. I booted my PC a day after it happened, after much worry, and it was fine.

Here are my specs:

Motherboard: Asus AV8 Deluxe
Processor: AMD Atholon 64 3500+
1GB DDR RAM
Graphics Card: Saphire Radeon x1600 Pro 512MB
x2 Sata 250GB Hard drives and one external 500GB hard drive

The only clue as to why this happened is in the system tab of the event viewer utility. From about Christmas day onwards I kept getting events of the 'warning category' the problem being number 51. My concern is that I am still getting such events.

I fear it will take a modern Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out.
 

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Hello. I am trying to install xp home on my laptop and after it loads the files it says it cannot detect any hard drives. Any suggestions
 

A:Can't detect any hard drives in XP installation

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Just installed second hd on same cable as existing hd. windows does not see the second one (slave connector on same cable as master) also, when i reset I get a screen that says "insert boot disk or select boot device" if I reset the computer. I am having a problem w/my cd drive (see"cd wont work" under same username in hardware ) so i cant install a bootable disk and of course there is no option to choose boot device so i leave the pc on until i can resolve cd issue.
 

A:wont detect both hard drives.

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About a week ago I noticed my pc kept randomly locking up while playing a game I have abused this pc quite a bit to be fair (no STD's just treated it like a work horse) now this pc has always had problems that when playing games would give me BSOD, From the original purchase I had the motherboard changed the processor changed and a new graphics card. Usually the BSOD were simply ignored restart and all would be fine (naive of me I know)

So the other night I decided to put her out of her misery and reformat using the recovery disks that have never let me down before... about a 1/3 of the way through the installation it froze and from there my troubles began I left it over night to see if it was just being slow and woke up in the morning to see it had not moved.

So I decided to use a vista disk now each time I boot up I get different errors

1. BOOTMGR is Missing
2. Does not detect the drive all
3. Will go through past "Install windows" then asks me to load my drivers for my hard drive and cd rom (?)

At first I figured it was a faulty hard drive went out bought a new one and got the same problems I have tried using a different DVD rom also but to no avail.

I have tried loading the drivers that came with my recovery disk but again to no avail originaly it came with a Nvidia nForce 720a but it was replaced I presumed it was like for like but the new model number is MCP78PVM-PM and most of the stuff I find to do with that is in other languages I did find some S-ATA... Read more

A:Computer will not detect hard drives

Probaly should add that when trying to boot up to Ubuntu with either of the two hard drives in it will not boot from the flash drive it hangs on a cursor blinking and does not go any further I can only load ubuntu if the hard drives are not connected

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It all started—I think—when I tried to install MagicDisc about a week ago. It gave me a warning, "This program has known compatibility issues". I thought I pressed "Cancel", but I must have accidentally run the program. It installed, opened, and when I tried to mount a disc image with it, nothing happened. So I tried to close it. It was locked.
 
Then I tried loading the image with a different program. No dice. At that time I also found that TruCrypt froze up whenever I tried to mount an encrypted volume. I unistalled MagicDisc and tried again to use TrueCrypt, which promptly froze up again.
 
At that point, explorer.exe borked. I couldn't open any folders. I closed explorer.exe in Task Manager, started it again from command prompt, and I still couldn't open anything. I can get things to happen via command, but not in the GUI. So decided to reboot. That's when the shutdown issues started. It hung on "Logging Out" for about a half hour, so I did a cold reboot, and tried again to get a healthy boot. Same problem. I shut it off AGAIN, went into safe mode, and tried to reboot. This time it logged me out, but hung on "Shutting down". I left it overnight. It never shut down. The following day I tried using msconfig to get a clean boot. It did not help. This problem has persisted ever since.
 
Before I go on, I should mention that during this process I ran rkill.exe, AdwCleaner, and JRT. I do not believe that I have any viruses or malware on my computer.
&... Read more

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A week ago my XP emachines computer boot drive (C:, a 60gig Seagate partitioned with a recovery partition) started to go bad so that it hangs when trying to boot. Once I was able to boot to safe mode with command prompt, and once I almost got it to boot normally (only hung after displaying the desktop icons), but I can't do these anymore.

There's a second hard drive, call it F:, a 40gig Seagate. No reason to think there's anything wrong with it.

I need some data off of both drives if possible.

I tried swapping the jumper settings and booting off of F:, which has XP from a previous computer, but this gives a STOP error, B7 I believe. That's expected I guess.

So, I bought a new Vista computer (which may itself go back to the store as defective, but at least eventually I envision owning a Vista computer).

I can't put the old hard drives in the new computer because I don't think the old technology is supported in this machine, with its 320 gig hard drives. (Haven't dared to open it up to check for sure.)

I bought a Nexxtech USB enclosure and that didn't work with either drive (though it failed to work in different ways). However it doesn't claim on the packaging to work with Vista, and there's no updated driver on their site for Vista, so I need to try a different enclosure.

Now, the last thing I tried is to make some bootable floppies on my work XP machine. It boots as "Windows Millennium command prompt.... Read more

A:XP boot floppy can't detect hard drives

The ME disk only boots up to see Fat32 (being your Recovery console only)
To see NTFS you can use boot CDs such as the Ultimate Boot CD (free)

But in your shoes
I would probably plug the drive in as Slave to your new computer
And recover that way
 

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OK,
My config is HP G6 1075 SA with W7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed. It was working well until last week when I decided to install Debian Linux. I am no N00B to Linux and have installed it probably 100s of times. Debian installed and booted well but Windows BSODed with an error 0x0000225 cannot access drive. I formatted C and attempted to reinstall Windows 7 but it is unable to detect the HDD. I accept terms of license and move on to the point of choosing disks but nothing shows up. (There is an option to choose drivers. Where do I locate them? The HP website isn't helpful and I can't even find my product let aside the drivers)

I have already tried :
1. Partitioning an NTFS file system in Debian. Doesnt show.
2. Deleting a partition in Debian and attempt to see the free space in W7 Installer. Didn't work.
3. Try to do the BIOS setting thing (Change SATA option from AHCI to compatible or something). I could find no such setting in BIOS. The BIOS was severely limited with only option of switching on fan.

What do I do ?
The chipset is Intel HM55 if that helps and harddrive is SATA 5400 rpm 500GB.

A:W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT





SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I'm using a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R motherboard, and my hard drive is a seagate barracuda 500gb.

The system is brand new, built myself. No previous operating system on it.
I tried installing windows vista. I get past everything, until it asks me to select a drive to install to, and the list is empty. I tried every driver on the mobo's cd, and every driver on their website, none of them worked. I've tried different SATA modes, and ports on the mobo, and it doesn't work (I would dear say I've tried everything, except another OS because I don't have access to one).

However, when I select browse to search for drivers, when installing vista, I can select the local drive and search it for drivers. Does this mean it's there and it's something else, or is it just an option and what not? (there's a floppy there too, but I have none installed on the computer).

My bios sees the HD just fine. I'm out of ideas, and friggin fed up. I tried contacting Gigabyte but that was pointless.

A:Vista doesn't detect my hard drive

set the sata to be seen as ide in the bios

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I am running a Intel D845BG mobo and have a 6.5gb hd connected to IDE0. I launch my machine and I can see the harddrive in bios as well as my other devices. When I start Windows 2000 setup, it says that it can't find boot partition to check signature. It gets to the initial setup and gives me 3 choices. to repair, setup, or exit. I choose install fresh copy. Then I get the error message, "Setup cannot find any hard disks installed on your computer" Press F3 to restart.

I have tried all jumper combinations on the hard drive, I know the hard drive is good but can't get Windows 2K setup to recognize it. Please Help.. I have tried everything.

Thank you in advance.
 

A:Setup W2K Doesn't detect Hard drive

Have you tried using a different ide cable?
Also have you tried a bios flash?
 

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I use 3 computers, in one that has Windows Seven and other Xp, the computer detects the external hard drive with no problem
But in another Windows Seven pc, it doesn't detect it at all, the hard drive makes a clicking sound and nothing else

So, what can it be?, I even connect it to a TV and can watch movies with no problem, but being detected in that computer, never

A:Computer doesn't detect external Hard Drive

Do other external drives work with that PC?

Does that external drive appear in Windows Disk Management? If it does, does it have a drive letter assigned? If not assign a drive letter.

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Hello,

So i want to switch the HDD's of my 2 computers, i unplugged both drives, then i put one of the drives into the other computer attaching it exactly as it was (the master slave thingy) but the comp said it didn't detect and master or slave. So i took it out again and changed the master slave thingy so that it was the same as the HDD that i took out of the computer i was trying to get this HDD to work in.

Same thing happened, comp said it didn't detect any HDD at all.

Why can't it detect it?

Both drives are unformatted and have windows and stuff on them, i thought it'd be a simple switch a roo.

Does this mean that the HDD is not compatible in this other computer?

Or do i need to do something to make the computer detect the HDD?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Computer doesn't detect hard drive

I assume they are not being seen on the bios - correct

check the details on the HDD and make sure you have set to Master - what else is on the cable .....

are these identical machines ? because with windows you have installed all the motherboard drivers and even if you swap them around and get the bios to recognise them - windows may not work correctly
 

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Hi to all,
There is a Toshiba Satellite pro A60-PSA65E, when i boot it up, it doesn't boot from HDD, i changed the boot sequence starting from HDD, nothing helps, when i go to the BIOS, it is not there(it is not detected). I tried to replace with another HDD, still the HDD is not detected, i tried to set default values in the BIOS, still no changes at all.
Anyone has an idea how to solve this problem?
Thanks in Advance
 

A:Toshiba satellite pro A60- PSA65E doesn't detect a hard disk

mood, change the HDD. if still it can't be recognized, this is southbridge failure(typical problem for this series of toshiba laptops)
 

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I have an ASROCK 890gx pro3 MB and GSkill Phoenix Pro 120 gb ssd. The BIOS screen shows the ssd. I have already installed a copy of Windows 7 to my samsung 2 tb HDD but also wanted it to be on the SSD as the primary boot option.I disconnected my HDD, changed the BIOS boot set up to AHCI and Windows installer would not show the ssd. Changed the boot set up to IDE and still no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Windows 7 installer does not detect the ssd

Will the SSD show in BIOS?

Take a look at this Tutorial:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
SSD Alignment
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I tried to install Ubuntu and failed. i removed it using the ubuntu boot-repair so i will at least have my windows 7 back. now i get the message "Bootmgr is missing", and the windows repair (the one from the installation disc) doesn't even recognize my hard drive. when i'm loading the ubuntu installation or boot-repair it does recognize my hard drive.

i backed up all my files in case i need to format and install windows 7 again, but right now i can't do that because the installation disc doesn't detect my hard drive.

any suggestions?

A:Bootmgr is missing, startup repair doesn't detect hard drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by orivolfo


I tried to install Ubuntu and failed. i removed it using the ubuntu boot-repair so i will at least have my windows 7 back. now i get the message "Bootmgr is missing", and the windows repair (the one from the installation disc) doesn't even recognize my hard drive. when i'm loading the ubuntu installation or boot-repair it does recognize my hard drive.

i backed up all my files in case i need to format and install windows 7 again, but right now i can't do that because the installation disc doesn't detect my hard drive.

any suggestions?


Just curious, why are you still running ubuntu's installation or boot repair? I appreciate the fact you may just be testing things, but I would suggest leaving well enough alone.

You may want to check the following link for some help;

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

HTH

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Hello,

I accidentally deleted the 100MB reserved partition while reinstalling win 7 which got stuck and when I restarted, I got 'Bootmgr Missing' error. I have Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Now, my BIOS doesn't detect my hard disk and I also don't see any hard disk while reinstalling win7 via bootable USB drive.

Is it that 100mb partition contained the required drivers? If yes, how could I fix this?

Please help !

Regards.

A:Deleted 100MB reserved partition - BIOS doesn't detect Hard Disk

There are no drivers stored on the SR partition.
The 100 MB System Reserved partition has nothing to do with the bios seeing the hard drive or the Windows 7 installer seeing the hard drive.

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Anyone know why WIN XP doesn't see my hard drive when trying to install? I went through the BIOS but may be missing something. I know they are connected.
Can anyone give me some reasons to jog my memory

Thanks
Steve
 

A:WIN XP doesn't see any hard drives

Is the jumper set properly on the harddrive? CS= Cable Select or MASTER?
 

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Anyone know why WIN XP doesn't see my hard drive when trying to install? I went through the BIOS but may be missing something. I know they are connected.
Can anyone give me some reasons to jog my memory

Thanks
Steve
 

A:WIN XP doesn't see any hard drives

Is the jumper set properly on the harddrive? CS= Cable Select or MASTER?
 

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Right,

IDE configuration of 3 hard drives and one new DVDrw

IDE Channel 1 Master: 40Gb HDD(WinXP - the one I want to boot from)
IDE Channel 1 Slave: 80Gb HDD
IDE Channel 2 Master: DVD-RW
IDE Channel 2 Slave: 40Gb HDD (The only one with more than 1 partition)

Firstly, the DVD drive manual says to only use it as master on any IDE channel, fair enough. I wasn't convinced so I tried it as slave first, but it didn't work properly. So then I connected up as above.

The trouble is everytime it tries to boot it acts as though it can't boot and reverts to trying to boot from CD at which point it says there's no CD in the drive to boot from and halts.

However I have managed to get it to boot somehow occassionally by having the CD/DVD drawer ejected and when I did I could see all drives and all were working correctly. I have tried many different drive configurations but none seemed to stop it from reverting to boot from CD and halting. Checked jumpers and tried many different jumper settings. Also flashed BIOS with latest update and reset its settings. Tried having only hard drives in boot priority and still it tries to boot from CD, I'm guessing because with this drive configuration it cannot see the drive I want to boot from on the initial check it does...

Oh and I've flashed the latest 'driver' on the DVD drive as well to see if it was that but it didn't make a difference.

For now I got fed up and disconnected the Slave HDD and it wo... Read more

A:3 hard drives, one dvd rw, doesn't boot

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Recently I formatted all the hard drives on my Gateway MX6214 Notebook computer.

When I attempt to install Windows XP it says the Setup cannot continue because no hard drives were found.

Obviously, the hard drives are in working condition because I also checked with some bootable diagnostic tools and the hard drives are check. But now it seems the "internal?" drivers on the hard drives have also been deleted during the format, so WINXP cannot recognize during installation. Same goes for installation of the OS Ubuntu =/

I do not have the original diagnostic cd that came with the notebook.

Are there any solutions anyone can point me towards?
 

A:Formatted Hard Drives, Trying to install Windows XP but no recognition of hard drives

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I have a very unclear problem. Essentially, when I turn my computer on, it goes immediately to a screen where it says "IDE Channel 0 Master: None", and it says that for IDE 0 master; IDE 0 slave; IDE 1 Master; and IDE 1 slave. so, my computer does not recognize that I have any hard drives, at all. In my BIOS it is the same thing. (both my drives are IDE)

I put my drive in another computer where it was found to be "dirty" by checkdisk, but then checkdisk fixed it, and it worked in that computer and I could access it and everything. But, when I put it back in my computer, it still has the same problem, and I have no idea wtf is going on, essentiall. I've tried both of my hard drives in this computer, and neither of them work, and I've tried them as master and slave, individually and together, and it still doesn't work. Any advice? I reset my BIOS already.
 

A:Computer doesn't recognize hard drives

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I have two external hard drives

Western Digital Extreme Lighted WDXC3200JBRNN 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a External Hard Drive
Western Digital My Book Essential WDG1U5000N 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

I find it hard to believe that both hard drives would not work, at the same time on me on my laptop. My 320GB gives me a "Device not recognize" error, while my 500GB just won't do anything besides the power light being on.

I find it very hard to believe that both drives would go out on me at the exact same time. I have no way of taking them out and testing them, and I have no extra computers to test them on.
 

A:Two external hard drives doesn't like me anymore.

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I am installing windows 7. but the installation cd won't recognized the hard drives but my bios does. i went to the website and looked up drivers for the wd2500s but they don't have them. they said that they use the software in windows to work. so is there any way to get the drives to work? i have three set up on raid 0
 

A:Solved: installation doesn't see hard drives

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Hey guys,

I got a new motherboard yesterday, installed it, and installed windows. This morning, I decided it would be a good idea to flash the UEFI (BIOS) to the newest version.

Now, when I try to boot, it just sits with a gray cursor at the top left of the screen. I went into the UEFI and went to boot order, but it only shows my 1TB hard drive and my dvd drive. But I had a 750GB hard drive with windows installed. I think this is the reason it won't boot, because it doesn't see the drive with the OS installed.

What should I do? Flash it to the earliest version?

Thanks guys.

A:Motherboard doesn't see Hard drives after flash

Hello mate.



Perhaps the boot sequence changed with the flash, is the HDD set as first boot device?

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To start with I have a KT3 Ultra2 series with an AMD Athlon 2100+ processor. Yesterday I had to clear the CMOS and after I did that the computer didn't recognize the HDDs. I check and double checked the wires and jumpers, but nothing works so I switched one of the HDD to a different IDE slot, and it worked. But when I went to set up the ATA-Raid133 and reboot it didn't show the HDD again. The only other thing I tried was to disconnect some of my CD/dvd(I have a cd and dvdburner along with a dvd reader) and dvd drives because some of them were on the same power source as the HDD. But it didn't work. Please help me!!
 

A:Computer doesn't reconize Hard Disk Drives

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Greetings all.

I recently was forced to do a re-install of XP to clean up a few bugs.

The system has 3 hard drives, but since the reinstall, only the C: drive appears. The other two are nowhere to be found.

I've tried mapping to them, but they just don't show up there as a mapping option.

Anyone have any advice? When I added the extra hard drives I didn't have an available slot and did have to create a partition. I no longer have the software I had originally used though. Do I need it to make the 2 other drives visable?

Thanks,

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A:Computer Doesn't Recognize Extra Hard Drives

Did you have two other Hard Drives in the box, or did you have partitions on the same drive? . . you may have lost the partitions with the reinstall. If they are two hard drives, were they atttached to a controller card? . . if so, you may need to load drivers for it
 

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I recently noticed an issue when trying to connect to external hard drives. Initially noted that it wasn't showing in 'my computer' and so assumed I had driver issues and sought to update them from Dell's site. After doing so there was still no change, but noted that It was appearing in 'device manager'.

I even tried updating the USB hubs from the Device Manager, and it states that they are all up-to-date with the correct drivers.

Both external hard drives that i have tried has worked on other PC's so i assume that mine is the issue.

~Dell 1525, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit~

A:external Hard Drives doesn't show in 'My computer'

I have had a similar problem recently, where the hdd would spin up but not show in my computer.
After googling it I found that if I shut down the computer, completely not hibernate or anything, and leave it for about 30 minutes an then switch it on again.

In left mine overnight, 8 hours or so and it worked after that. My hdd worked in all the other ports, but not that one until I left it overnight.

Good luck with it.

Tom

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I recently replaced my power supply, i made sure everything got connected the right way, now when windows loads it doesnt detect my cdrw or my dvdrw. I went to bios and its not recognized in there. I have power to both my drives and the ide's are intact. I've searched everywhere on the net and can't find anything. Any help would be greatly be appreciated.
 

A:windows xp won't detect my optical drives

you've probably got your cables wired incorrectly. look for bent pins, not fully inserted plugs, or missing jumpers.
 

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Hello,
Lately, my computer has been crashing a lot and a few BSODs have occurred. So I decided to open my computer up and give it a clean. I also took the RAM out and cleaned it and slotted it back to its original position. However, I now have a much larger problem. Whenever, I turn on the computer it tells me to "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device in selected media and press any key". I put in my Windows 7 installation CD, but no drives are detected. I also checked my BIOS and no SATA drives are detected.

Please help!

A:Windows 7 and Bios does not detect my drives

Hi,

Check that the power cable and SATA cable are firmly connected between the motherboard and hard disk - you have knocked them loose when checking the RAM chips.

Regards,
Golden

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Never had this problem before with a motherboard not detecting a drive. Is it a BIOS issue that will be resolved once updated?

Check my spec page on user profile for my system info if this helps provide more info. It is running v4.1 and I can upgrade that to 4.3.

What happens is it will not detect the other HDD that windows is not installed on, but it didn't detect before any OS was installed on either drive, and this issue has been interchangeable between both HDDs. And each time Windows 7 setup detects both drives, not always - until I hot plug out and back in but it shows up then. Both HDDs show up when in windows but I run the risk of not being able to boot into windows having it connected. So as you can gather it is not RAID 0 as I normally have setup but AHCI for now. It is a new system and HDDs are healthy, pass all tests - and only a few months old.

I've not used AHCI mode before so howcome when I hotplug a HDD windows detects it but doesn't show up in computer, only under computer management? Only I could do with hotpluggin in a 2TB HDD I have that has backed up data on which I want to organised and move to another HDD so I can format it, I think it might be corrupted file system or something because when I hotplug it windows crashes whereas it never used to under my old system - this happens whether I use USB dock or SATA connection - hot plugging.

Advice much appreciated, thanks.

A:MB doesn't detect 2nd HDD while Windows does

Sorted it. BIOS update did the trick and 2TB HDD also detected now without crashing W7

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