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July 12, 2013 11:54:43 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
a b $ Windows 7
July 13, 2013 12:40:03 AM

Try connecting the HDD to a SATA 2 port (if not already). If still the same, try a different SATA cable.
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July 13, 2013 12:54:06 AM

alexoiu said:
Try connecting the HDD to a SATA 2 port (if not already). If still the same, try a different SATA cable.


i have already changed from port 3 to 1 but nothing changed.....i will use another cable given( it has same name on d wire)but it has different kind of port from one side..will it still be inserted on d hdd
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a b $ Windows 7
July 13, 2013 1:51:03 AM

Check in BIOS, does it see the TB? If so then try booting off the DVD (select the BIOS Boot Menu and select the DVD) does it see any drives? Is this a legal copy of Windows? You may need to get a different copy (someone else said that was their issue when they had the same problems).
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July 13, 2013 3:20:54 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
Check in BIOS, does it see the TB? If so then try booting off the DVD (select the BIOS Boot Menu and select the DVD) does it see any drives? Is this a legal copy of Windows? You may need to get a different copy (someone else said that was their issue when they had the same problems).


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 10:37:01 AM

Okay if the BIOS is not seeing it right then Windows won't that is why I wanted to test in BIOS what it says first. The following steps would be my process: 1) Check for BIOS & SATA updates from the manufacturer 2) Then check with another 'spare' drive connected to that cable and SATA PORT - does it repeat the problem.

IF #1 doesn't correct it and #2 repeats the problem then your MOBO is damaged on the I/O Controller, time for a new Mobo. If #2 does work without issue, then trying the TB drive still get 0MB in BIOS (NOT WINDOWS), then the drive failed and should be RMA.
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July 15, 2013 6:11:27 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
Okay if the BIOS is not seeing it right then Windows won't that is why I wanted to test in BIOS what it says first. The following steps would be my process: 1) Check for BIOS & SATA updates from the manufacturer 2) Then check with another 'spare' drive connected to that cable and SATA PORT - does it repeat the problem.

IF #1 doesn't correct it and #2 repeats the problem then your MOBO is damaged on the I/O Controller, time for a new Mobo. If #2 does work without issue, then trying the TB drive still get 0MB in BIOS (NOT WINDOWS), then the drive failed and should be RMA.


#1.how can I update my mobo bios without any os, I have tried to update via usb , but gigabyte qflash is really messy
#2.i don't have a spare hdd, my new replacement of hdd wil arrive tomorrow or day after
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July 15, 2013 9:42:43 AM

1) The first question was, when you go into BIOS then look at the manufacturer's website for BIOS update on the computer your accessing Tomshardware with, is there a update? If so, there are some tools that have self boot bios updates too, but the question really is there a BIOS difference between yours and what the manufacturer now has listed?
2) Well then have to wait for that to arrive and see if there is any difference. Sigh.
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July 17, 2013 2:22:07 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
1) The first question was, when you go into BIOS then look at the manufacturer's website for BIOS update on the computer your accessing Tomshardware with, is there a update? If so, there are some tools that have self boot bios updates too, but the question really is there a BIOS difference between yours and what the manufacturer now has listed?
2) Well then have to wait for that to arrive and see if there is any difference. Sigh.


problem fixed, it was my hdd that was faulty
thanks for you help
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September 23, 2013 8:11:09 AM

kratosbellic said:


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

take out ur hdd from ur cpu and cnect it to another pc and instal win 7 or conect anoter dvd to ur pc and try 2 instal
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February 20, 2014 6:18:43 AM

kratosbellic said:
Tom Tancredi said:
Check in BIOS, does it see the TB? If so then try booting off the DVD (select the BIOS Boot Menu and select the DVD) does it see any drives? Is this a legal copy of Windows? You may need to get a different copy (someone else said that was their issue when they had the same problems).


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
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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 1, 2014 2:34:29 PM

kratosbellic said:
alexoiu said:
Try connecting the HDD to a SATA 2 port (if not already). If still the same, try a different SATA cable.


i have already changed from port 3 to 1 but nothing changed.....i will use another cable given( it has same name on d wire)but it has different kind of port from one side..will it still be inserted on d hdd


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July 1, 2014 2:37:07 PM

I had the same problem. After 3 hrs of frustration, I removed my graphic card and then the installation ran smoothly. I reinserted and installed graphic card after the windows installation.
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