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After trying to install windows 7 on a new system it keeps saying select a hard drive or install support for said hard-drive

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July 8, 2013 1:25:31 PM

As the title says something like that message comes up when it's scanning for a hard-drive to install on but cannot find it. Is my Hard-drive not hooked up properly? Do I need some sort of disk? Sorry for alot of question but I'm so close to finishing my first ever build and want it to actually be done and working.
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July 8, 2013 1:28:57 PM

you should have two cables plugged into hdd

one from the psu and one from your motherboard, check they are firmly in place
July 8, 2013 1:29:12 PM

Okay now after trying to reinstall it my hard-drive shows up however it says "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computers bio's menu.
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July 8, 2013 1:29:49 PM

shanky887614 said:
you should have two cables plugged into hdd

one from the psu and one from your motherboard, check they are firmly in place


They are.

July 8, 2013 1:30:45 PM

Go into the BIOS and select the drive where you have the OS and select that one as the boot priority and then re-boot the PC. It will automatically send you in the installation of Windows 7. After everything is installed re-boot your system and enter the BIOS again and change the boot priority into the HDD or SSD you installed the software
July 8, 2013 1:35:20 PM

Chema Mendiola said:
Go into the BIOS and select the drive where you have the OS and select that one as the boot priority and then re-boot the PC. It will automatically send you in the installation of Windows 7. After everything is installed re-boot your system and enter the BIOS again and change the boot priority into the HDD or SSD you installed the software


2 drives show up in the boot priority. The one selected is the "UEFI" and then there's another. I left them alone and rebooted but if it doesn't work I guess I'll switch the other drive to priority? It basically lists my DVD drive twice in boot priority.
July 8, 2013 1:38:10 PM

Still kinda confused.

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July 8, 2013 1:51:51 PM
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Go into the BIOS and move the hdd or ssd where you installed your OS and set it as the primary boot
July 8, 2013 1:55:39 PM

Chema Mendiola said:
Go into the BIOS and move the hdd or ssd where you installed your OS and set it as the primary boot


That's the thing I don't see my HDD showing up in Bios. Just a UEFI DVD drive and another DVD drive showing up that doesn't have UEFI). But my Hard drive shows up when I get to the installation screen of windows 7 but again that error.
July 8, 2013 1:58:09 PM

There's also this message too when i try to press "next" "setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. see the set up log files for more information."
July 8, 2013 2:20:24 PM

Chema Mendiola said:
can you start the OS?


I can only get to the set up screen as I said. I quit trying till someone offers another solution. Would be nice to have a picture tutorial because some terms and phrases I am not going to be familiar with. I don't see my Hard drive in the Bios or maybe it's there but I don't see it. It has to be recognized by the PC since it does show up as one of the selections to install the OS there but then I get that Controller BS error.
July 8, 2013 3:14:20 PM

If it helps my motherboard is a "M5A97 LE R2.0"
July 8, 2013 3:27:28 PM

Chema Mendiola said:
Go into the BIOS and move the hdd or ssd where you installed your OS and set it as the primary boot


You were right mate it is now working. I couldn't put my Hard drive to boot first before because it wasn't showing up in the Bios. I just now turned my computer on though and checked the bios and FINALLY it is freaking registering. Windows is now currently installing onto the hard-drive. Though why did it take so long for it to detect my Hard drive in Bios?
July 8, 2013 3:40:38 PM

Maybe it took some motherboard checks before getting the right amount of data recognition for the HDD
July 8, 2013 4:03:02 PM

Chema Mendiola said:
Maybe it took some motherboard checks before getting the right amount of data recognition for the HDD


Well it sure did take a good 30 mins to an hour for that to happen lol. Thanks again! I am now at 5% installation. Also would you mind explaining motherboard checks or what causes it? I mean I pretty much know what you mean but thinking about how it implements its own security checks for devices fascinates me a little.
July 9, 2013 10:38:18 AM

Cody Sparks said:
Chema Mendiola said:
Maybe it took some motherboard checks before getting the right amount of data recognition for the HDD


Well it sure did take a good 30 mins to an hour for that to happen lol. Thanks again! I am now at 5% installation. Also would you mind explaining motherboard checks or what causes it? I mean I pretty much know what you mean but thinking about how it implements its own security checks for devices fascinates me a little.


It is like when you go to the dr. and he starts checking your pulse (cpu), your sight (gpu/graphics card) and your information (Hard drives). What happened to you is like if you couldn´t recognize yourself and didn´t say the doctor so he kept on checking. The motherboard checked for everything to be in order yet the HDD was not ready to start correctly.
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