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August 14, 2013 4:26:40 AM

This is my first time updating a motherboard, I've just upgraded my brothers Motherboard + CPU and I have to re-install Windows 7 as far as I know.

Problem is the motherboard never came with a disc, searching online I only find installation files (.exe) from Gigabyte... So trying to install Windows 7 isn't working because it wont list the HDDs unless I install the drivers, which I can't seem to find.

The model is: GA-MA770-DS3

Link to website: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

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a b V Motherboard
August 14, 2013 4:36:26 AM

The drivers are there. The chip set drivers, LAN, audio, and SATA, Raid/AHCI are all there once you input the options, drivers, and pick your version of Windows 7...

Maybe try switching from IDE to AHCI in the bios, or vice versa if you can't even get windows to install because the drivers are not detected from windows by default. It's a shot in the dark but maybe windows will install if you pick one over the other.
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August 14, 2013 4:44:17 AM

sincreator said:
The drivers are there. The chip set drivers, LAN, audio, and SATA, Raid/AHCI are all there once you input the options, drivers, and pick your version of Windows 7...

Maybe try switching from IDE to AHCI in the bios, or vice versa if you can't even get windows to install because the drivers are not detected from windows by default. It's a shot in the dark but maybe windows will install if you pick one over the other.


I'm confused though, at the moment I haven't installed Windows I need the drivers to find the HDD in the installation so how does that work exactly? But I'll try and find the AHCI setting now. Thanks!
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August 14, 2013 4:55:50 AM

konkorfour said:
sincreator said:
The drivers are there. The chip set drivers, LAN, audio, and SATA, Raid/AHCI are all there once you input the options, drivers, and pick your version of Windows 7...

Maybe try switching from IDE to AHCI in the bios, or vice versa if you can't even get windows to install because the drivers are not detected from windows by default. It's a shot in the dark but maybe windows will install if you pick one over the other.


I'm confused though, at the moment I haven't installed Windows I need the drivers to find the HDD in the installation so how does that work exactly? But I'll try and find the AHCI setting now. Thanks!


Normally the generic drivers that come with windows are fine to get Windows up and running no matter if you pick IDE/AHCI.

Do you have more than one drive installed in your system? If so try with just one drive hooked up. Make sure it is installed on SATA port 1 as well, and not one of the raid ports if your motherboard has them. There will usually be 2 ports that are a different color for the raid ports.

Also make sure that you have both the sata connector and power connector plugged into the HDD.

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August 14, 2013 5:04:49 AM

sincreator said:
konkorfour said:
sincreator said:
The drivers are there. The chip set drivers, LAN, audio, and SATA, Raid/AHCI are all there once you input the options, drivers, and pick your version of Windows 7...

Maybe try switching from IDE to AHCI in the bios, or vice versa if you can't even get windows to install because the drivers are not detected from windows by default. It's a shot in the dark but maybe windows will install if you pick one over the other.


I'm confused though, at the moment I haven't installed Windows I need the drivers to find the HDD in the installation so how does that work exactly? But I'll try and find the AHCI setting now. Thanks!


Normally the generic drivers that come with windows are fine to get Windows up and running no matter if you pick IDE/AHCI.

Do you have more than one drive installed in your system? If so try with just one drive hooked up. Make sure it is installed on SATA port 1 as well, and not one of the raid ports if your motherboard has them. There will usually be 2 ports that are a different color for the raid ports.

Also make sure that you have both the sata connector and power connector plugged into the HDD.



Found an option in the BIOS called SATA>AHCI so I chose this, originally it was set to RAID. Started setup and it shows straight away, thanks a bunch was worried it wasn't going to work. :pt1cable: 
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August 14, 2013 6:21:41 AM

konkorfour said:
sincreator said:
konkorfour said:
sincreator said:
The drivers are there. The chip set drivers, LAN, audio, and SATA, Raid/AHCI are all there once you input the options, drivers, and pick your version of Windows 7...

Maybe try switching from IDE to AHCI in the bios, or vice versa if you can't even get windows to install because the drivers are not detected from windows by default. It's a shot in the dark but maybe windows will install if you pick one over the other.


I'm confused though, at the moment I haven't installed Windows I need the drivers to find the HDD in the installation so how does that work exactly? But I'll try and find the AHCI setting now. Thanks!


Normally the generic drivers that come with windows are fine to get Windows up and running no matter if you pick IDE/AHCI.

Do you have more than one drive installed in your system? If so try with just one drive hooked up. Make sure it is installed on SATA port 1 as well, and not one of the raid ports if your motherboard has them. There will usually be 2 ports that are a different color for the raid ports.

Also make sure that you have both the sata connector and power connector plugged into the HDD.



Found an option in the BIOS called SATA>AHCI so I chose this, originally it was set to RAID. Started setup and it shows straight away, thanks a bunch was worried it wasn't going to work. :pt1cable: 


No problem. :) 

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