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Can't Install Windows 7 Setup Cannot Detect Hard Drive

Last response: in Storage
July 31, 2013 2:56:44 PM

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64bit onto my new pc, but I am having problems. In the setup windows can't locate my hdd(Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003), but the bios is able to see my hard drive.

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a b $ Windows 7
a c 324 G Storage
August 1, 2013 3:11:23 AM

Two things that could be an issue: (1) if the HDD is set as a dynamic drive instead of basic, and (2) if it is GPT partitioned you need to install to it using a UEFI interface instead of an older bios type. So if (1) convert it to basic, and if (2) either convert the drive to MBR partition or install using UEFI.
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