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Windows 7 installation can't find hard drive.

Hello,
When I try to install windows 7, it won't find the hard drive that I want to install it to. The hard drive shows up in the BIOS and works in another PC.

How can I fix this?
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  1. Hello!

    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.
  2. nubbsauce said:
    Hello!

    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.

    I have LGA 775... how do I fix this?
  3. Best answer
    Sorry for the delay.

    It doesn't matter what socket you have. It matters on the BIOS. But the 775 sockets don't have the UEFI I think. It will just be either a blue or a black screen with letters on it haha.

    To get to your BIOS, you usually have to hit "F1" "F2" "Delete" or some other key that is defined by your motherboard.

    Once you are in there, you should go through the tabs until you see "HDD" or something of that nature.

    Let me know what you see.
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