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Computer cannot find hard drive during setup

  • Computers
  • Windows 8
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
June 25, 2013 1:29:14 PM

I currently have Windows 8 installed. After numerous crashes (error code 0xc000021a) that don't allow me to boot into the OS (leaving me totally unable to use my computer) I have been trying to reinstall windows 7. However, setup cannot find the hard drive. Ran a system diagnostic, says everything works fine. Any tips? I have a Dell Inspiron 17R SE if that helps. Thanks!

More about : computer find hard drive setup

a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
June 25, 2013 3:33:38 PM

If your HD shows up in the BIOS, try to press the "F8" when you turn on the computer, when you boot into the safe mode, select "Last Known Good Configuration" and press "enter". Restart the computer.