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July 12, 2013 11:52:55 PM

I recently build a new cpu and im not able to install windows 7 for the past 2 days, I have googled a lot, spend more than 10 hrs trying to figure out what to do....
I have 2 windows one win 7 ultimate(32bit + 64bit) on usb and other win 7 32 bit on dvd

whenever I try to install it show that no drives were found
actual message
"No drivers were found. Click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation."

(1)I try to install my drivers from my gigabyte driver disc but nothing happens, maybe im trying to install wrong IRST driver, there are so many of them
(2)I tried to use cmp to use diskpart but it shows only one disk my usb, but my hdd is there in my bios


my spces
i5 3750k
gigabyte ga z77m d3h
hdd- WD Caviar Green 1 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (WD10EZRX)


please guys it is giving me a big headache for past 2-4 days
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July 13, 2013 12:17:39 AM

What are the drives set as in the BIOS, try setting them to IDE or SATA mode
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July 13, 2013 12:32:07 AM

kratosbellic,

That does sound frustrating.

Suggestions >

1. Make sure the drive is spinning. Check power connections. If there are multiple connections from the power supply, try each.

2. Try the data connection to the WD10EZRX on the No. 1 3GB/s SATA. Check the motherboard manual for the proper boot drive connection. There's a possibility the boot drive must be on the first 3GB/s SATA.

3. Update BIOS

4. Check to make sure the system is not set to RAID

5. Check for the proper setting for AHCI , and check IDE / SATA mode

6. Take the WD10EZRX and plug it into a working system and see if it's recognized. If so, format try loading drivers and / or formatting while in the second system and then reinstall in the new system. If the WD10EZRX is not recognized it may be faulty.

7. This is an outside possibility > Remove graphics card and try installation running on integrated graphics.

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I'm by no means an expert, but I imagine someone here will recognize the problem!

Cheers,

BambiBoom

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July 13, 2013 12:40:08 AM

Tradesman1 said:
What are the drives set as in the BIOS, try setting them to IDE or SATA mode


i my sata mode selection from IDE to raid...but now my bios option is not coming up and is directly booting from dvd.....but nothing is changed...still that error and no fixed drives on diskpart

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July 13, 2013 3:20:24 AM

bambiboom said:
kratosbellic,

That does sound frustrating.

Suggestions >

1. Make sure the drive is spinning. Check power connections. If there are multiple connections from the power supply, try each.

2. Try the data connection to the WD10EZRX on the No. 1 3GB/s SATA. Check the motherboard manual for the proper boot drive connection. There's a possibility the boot drive must be on the first 3GB/s SATA.

3. Update BIOS

4. Check to make sure the system is not set to RAID

5. Check for the proper setting for AHCI , and check IDE / SATA mode

6. Take the WD10EZRX and plug it into a working system and see if it's recognized. If so, format try loading drivers and / or formatting while in the second system and then reinstall in the new system. If the WD10EZRX is not recognized it may be faulty.

7. This is an outside possibility > Remove graphics card and try installation running on integrated graphics.

__________________________________________________________________

I'm by no means an expert, but I imagine someone here will recognize the problem!

Cheers,

BambiBoom



I changed my sata mode collection from IDE to AHCI, then one drive is shown during partition but it is showing that it has 0mb allocated space and I cannot partition it, from cmd<diskpart it is showing that it has around 800bytes

is there a problem in my hdd, windows is saying that I should enable sata controller but it is already enabled

I just saw in my BIOS that it has (0.0mb)
is really there is a problem with my hdd or just another problem
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July 13, 2013 4:07:22 AM

is it showing 0mb because it is unformatted for something else??
I don't know how to update bios without os, gigabyte's qflash update process of strange
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July 13, 2013 6:03:57 AM


kratosbellic,

Ir appears that the drive is not partitioned nor formatted.

1. Partition the disk so that the partition or multiple partitions will then appear as "unallocated" and when you set the partitions they become "allocated" and then you can format each partition. You set the partition for the operating system to "Primary" and then you can have up to 4 (?) "Logical". I believe this can be done from the Windows installation disk >

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-forma...

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/partition-har...

Partitions> [ I like to organize the hard drive to Primary = Operating system and applications , Logical 1 = active files, Logical 2 =archive, Logical 3= System image. If the Primary drive is set to be about 30% larger than the amount of the files (on my computer this partition is 150GB) , it actually improves the performance by- "short shifting"- the access arm doesn't have to scan over the whole disk to find files. If you make a system image that is finished but before any use you will have a pristine copy without error. Then, if the system becomes sluggish or corrupted, the system image can quickly restore everything. I keep a copy of this image on an external hard drive too in case of failure on the main drive. ]

I think the only way to update BIOS w/o an operating system is to have the new BIOS on a flash drive and work through the setup screen. But, I think the current problem is not the BIOS but in the partitioning and formatting.

Cheers,

BambiBoom


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July 13, 2013 6:14:35 AM

bambiboom said:

kratosbellic,

Ir appears that the drive is not partitioned nor formatted.

1. Partition the disk so that the partition or multiple partitions will then appear as "unallocated" and when you set the partitions they become "allocated" and then you can format each partition. You set the partition for the operating system to "Primary" and then you can have up to 4 (?) "Logical". I believe this can be done from the Windows installation disk >

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-forma...

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/partition-har...

Partitions> [ I like to organize the hard drive to Primary = Operating system and applications , Logical 1 = active files, Logical 2 =archive, Logical 3= System image. If the Primary drive is set to be about 30% larger than the amount of the files (on my computer this partition is 150GB) , it actually improves the performance by- "short shifting"- the access arm doesn't have to scan over the whole disk to find files. If you make a system image that is finished but before any use you will have a pristine copy without error. Then, if the system becomes sluggish or corrupted, the system image can quickly restore everything. I keep a copy of this image on an external hard drive too in case of failure on the main drive. ]

I think the only way to update BIOS w/o an operating system is to have the new BIOS on a flash drive and work through the setup screen. But, I think the current problem is not the BIOS but in the partitioning and formatting.

Cheers,

BambiBoom




how can I partition/format drives like you suggested if I don't have any os. it is a new build
in my bios also my hdd is showing 0.0mb, is my new hdd faulty or just a problem

should I try my hdd in my frnds pc, if it works then install widows from it
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July 13, 2013 6:58:41 AM

bambiboom said:

kratosbellic,

You can partition and format the drive by running the windows installation disk >

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsveMWRdNxo

> and then Windows will continue to install.

Cheers,

BambiBoom


in video at at 2:16 I have only one disk, that is disk 0 unallocated space with omb in it and no other hdd like he as 2 more
if I try diskpart from cmd then it shows that I have only one disk with 800bytes
my bios are also showing my WDC as 0mb
is there a problem in my hdd, or I should try in other pc as slave drive
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July 13, 2013 8:10:46 AM

kratosbellic,

Sorry you're having so much trouble. I have done the procedure as in the video many times and if the disk is good, that will work. Yes, it would be best to try your HD in a working computer and try and partition / format there. I'm beginning to think that the drive is "bad". Not evil, but lazy!

Cheers,

BambiBoom

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July 13, 2013 10:06:37 AM

kratosbellic said:
kratosbellic,

Sorry you're having so much trouble. I have done the procedure as in the video many times and if the disk is good, that will work. Yes, it would be best to try your HD in a working computer and try and partition / format there. I'm beginning to think that the drive is "bad". Not evil, Sorry you're having so much trouble. I have done the procedure as in the video many times and if the disk is good, that will work. Yes, it would be best to try your HD in a working computer and try and partition / format there. I'm beginning to think that the Sorry you're having so much trouble. I have done the procedure as in the video many times and if the disk is good, that will work. Yes, it would be best to try your HD in a working computer and try and partition / format there. I'm beginning to think that the drive is "bad". Not evil, Sorry you're having so much trouble. I have done the procedure as in the video many times and if the disk is good, that will work. Yes, it would be best to try your HD in a working computer and try and partition / format there. I'm beginning to think that the drive i


kratosbellic,

I apologize if I have in some way made you angry. I only meant to say >

1. That if the procedure in the video does not work, then

2. > it's quite possible that the drive is not working properly and

3. > to try partitioning and formatting the drive in another computer.

Cheers,

BambiBoom


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July 15, 2013 6:08:54 AM

bambiboom said:
kratosbellic said:
kratosbellic,

Sorry you're having so much trouble. I have done the procedure as in the video many times and if the disk is good, that will work. Yes, it would be best to try your HD in a working computer and try and partition / format there. I'm beginning to think that the drive is "bad". Not evil, Sorry you're having so much trouble. I have done the procedure as in the video many times and if the disk is good, that will work. Yes, it would be best to try your HD in a working computer and try and partition / format there. I'm beginning to think that the Sorry you're having so much trouble. I have done the procedure as in the video many times and if the disk is good, that will work. Yes, it would be best to try your HD in a working computer and try and partition / format there. I'm beginning to think that the drive is "bad". Not evil, Sorry you're having so much trouble. I have done the procedure as in the video many times and if the disk is good, that will work. Yes, it would be best to try your HD in a working computer and try and partition / format there. I'm beginning to think that the drive i


kratosbellic,

I apologize if I have in some way made you angry. I only meant to say >

1. That if the procedure in the video does not work, then

2. > it's quite possible that the drive is not working properly and

3. > to try partitioning and formatting the drive in another computer.

Cheers,

BambiBoom




Why would I be angry my friend,
you have helped me a lot, and I really appreciate your effort, you deserve best answer...
my new drive will deliver by tomorrow or day after..
just one last question
I was wondering that someone told me that my mobo would also be faulty or maybe it does not support 1tb hdd
what do you think
my mobo- gigabyte ga z77m d3h
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July 15, 2013 6:46:22 AM

kratosbellic,

Ah, I misunderstood. When I saw that my previous post was quoted in a string of several copies, I thought that perhaps you were angry that I was repeating the same ideas.

The Gigabyte board certainly supports the 1TB drive- probably 4TB.

Yes, Although that board is highly rated, there is a possibility of the motherboard being faulty. Perhaps you can find out some things in BIOS, for example does it shows all cores working, at the proper speed, and especially check that all the RAM is recognized and note the speed at which it is running.

The RAM is still my leading suspect, but if you look at the user comments on sales sites like Newegg, there are quite a few customers being sent bad boards.

But there are also reports from problems with memory. Apparently, this can happen even when the memory was from the tested compatible list >

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_g...

One technique to check the board and RAM in these situations is to remove all the RAM and then reinsert each module one at a time. If the system runs on one module, then one of more of the modules is not working. Also, try different RAM slots as the slots can be faulty. Since we last corresponded, my main system stopped working giving the mysterious error message the manual calls "routine system activity before video initiation". The video card I working, so I strongly suspect the memory so I will be going through those eight modules / slots in this way. The DDR2 RAM has been running hotter than normal recently- as high as 93 C.

Still, I'd be very interested to see what happens when you try the replacements drive- a bad original drive may well be the problem.

Cheers,

BambiBoom

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July 17, 2013 2:19:33 AM

bambiboom said:
kratosbellic,

Ah, I misunderstood. When I saw that my previous post was quoted in a string of several copies, I thought that perhaps you were angry that I was repeating the same ideas.

The Gigabyte board certainly supports the 1TB drive- probably 4TB.

Yes, Although that board is highly rated, there is a possibility of the motherboard being faulty. Perhaps you can find out some things in BIOS, for example does it shows all cores working, at the proper speed, and especially check that all the RAM is recognized and note the speed at which it is running.

The RAM is still my leading suspect, but if you look at the user comments on sales sites like Newegg, there are quite a few customers being sent bad boards.

But there are also reports from problems with memory. Apparently, this can happen even when the memory was from the tested compatible list >

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_g...

One technique to check the board and RAM in these situations is to remove all the RAM and then reinsert each module one at a time. If the system runs on one module, then one of more of the modules is not working. Also, try different RAM slots as the slots can be faulty. Since we last corresponded, my main system stopped working giving the mysterious error message the manual calls "routine system activity before video initiation". The video card I working, so I strongly suspect the memory so I will be going through those eight modules / slots in this way. The DDR2 RAM has been running hotter than normal recently- as high as 93 C.

Still, I'd be very interested to see what happens when you try the replacements drive- a bad original drive may well be the problem.

Cheers,

BambiBoom



i just got my new replaced hdd, and first thing im doing is posting that the problem was with my hdd
this new one shows 1000.2gb in BIOS and installed windows smoothly
really thank you for your help, you definitely deserve a best answer award,
but can you tell me if my corsair cx 6000w is sufficient for sapphire hd 7950 boost 3gb edition...
im planning to complete my pc with that gpu
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July 17, 2013 5:50:50 AM

kratsobellic,

I am so pleased that the new drive is finally driving down the merry information highway! I'm often surprised by user comments on sites like newegg in which people tell the stories of so many bad drives and motherboards. Of course, those with failures are more likely to complain than those whose components worked out of the box.

It appears that 600W will be a good number for your system with the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950. The 7950 typically uses 180W but can peak at 200+W. If you aren't planning to add a second 7950 then yes, the 600W is OK, and even then it is probably fine. I've come from the world of audio where "headroom" is important in power supplies for the dynamic power draw that amplifiers need and always am conservative and want bigger power supplies. Here is a report on power use that includes the Sapphire HD 7950 3GB >

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1862/12/

Graphics cards today are often the biggest power draw in a system- CPU's don't use more than 150W but I think GTX 690's can peak at 300W+, and some systems have two and three 200W+ cards. I had a Quadro FX 580 that used 40W, that went to a GTX 285 at 205W, now a Quadro FX 4800 that is 150W. That system has a 875W PSU. I notice that like a lot of components- Haswell CPU's were done with power efficiency in mind, companies are focusing on lower power use.

Well done- you're on your way!

Cheers,

BambiBoom

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