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I have a hitachi 512 gigabyte hard drive, I need drivers for windows 7

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February 15, 2011 3:45:01 AM

I have a virgin 512 gigabyte hitachi hard drive. I need drivers for Windows 7.

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February 15, 2011 3:50:51 AM

Hard drives don't normally need drivers. How is the hard drive attached to the system? You may need drivers for the chipset or adapter card that the drive is connected to.
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February 15, 2011 2:00:25 PM

A 512gb hitachi hard drive? The only thing you see in 512gb is SSD's, and hitachi doesn't make an SSD. And further more, the hard drive itself isn't what needs the drivers, the interface or controller might though. Can you elaborate a little bit on the rest of the system?
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February 15, 2011 3:41:30 PM

Go to "Control Panel\System and Security\System" and right click on the drivers that are missing and go to "properties" then click on "Details" then look scroll down until you find DEV and VEN key. Then go to this site and match them does numbers pcidatabase.com

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February 25, 2011 8:06:34 AM

mavroxur said:
A 512gb hitachi hard drive? The only thing you see in 512gb is SSD's, and hitachi doesn't make an SSD. And further more, the hard drive itself isn't what needs the drivers, the interface or controller might though. Can you elaborate a little bit on the rest of the system?


The Award BIOS CMOS sees the Hitachi hard drive. Windows 7 Upgrade, Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system (OS) does not see the Hitachi hard drive when booting from the OS DVD disc. Also, I have Windows Vista Upgrade, 32-bit operating system Home Premium Edition. Funny thing, when booting from Windows Vista, the system sees the Hitachi Hard Drive. I am able to format the hard drive and load the Vista OS on the Hitachi Hard Drive. Having Windows Vista loaded OS on the formatted hard drive, I shutdown the system. I then put Windows 7 OS and booted up. It detected the Hitachi hard drive. I was then able to install Windows 7 by over-writing Vista. What a pain in the rear this was to get Windows 7 working. I even called Microsoft Windows technical support and it was them who stated that I needed drivers for the Hitachi hard drive.

Now, everything works FINE. My system is working wonderful! Thanks for your advice.

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February 25, 2011 8:07:48 AM

sminlal said:
Hard drives don't normally need drivers. How is the hard drive attached to the system? You may need drivers for the chipset or adapter card that the drive is connected to.


The Award BIOS CMOS sees the Hitachi hard drive. Windows 7 Upgrade, Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system (OS) does not see the Hitachi hard drive when booting from the OS DVD disc. Also, I have Windows Vista Upgrade, 32-bit operating system Home Premium Edition. Funny thing, when booting from Windows Vista, the system sees the Hitachi Hard Drive. I am able to format the hard drive and load the Vista OS on the Hitachi Hard Drive. Having Windows Vista loaded OS on the formatted hard drive, I shutdown the system. I then put Windows 7 OS and booted up. It detected the Hitachi hard drive. I was then able to install Windows 7 by over-writing Vista. What a pain in the rear this was to get Windows 7 working. I even called Microsoft Windows technical support and it was them who stated that I needed drivers for the Hitachi hard drive.

Now, everything works FINE. My system is working wonderful! Thanks for your advice.

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February 25, 2011 8:10:54 AM

sminlal said:
Hard drives don't normally need drivers. How is the hard drive attached to the system? You may need drivers for the chipset or adapter card that the drive is connected to.


The Award BIOS CMOS sees the Hitachi hard drive. Windows 7 Upgrade, Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system (OS) does not see the Hitachi hard drive when booting from the OS DVD disc. Also, I have Windows Vista Upgrade, 32-bit operating system Home Premium Edition. Funny thing, when booting from Windows Vista, the system sees the Hitachi Hard Drive. I am able to format the hard drive and load the Vista OS on the Hitachi Hard Drive. Having Windows Vista loaded OS on the formatted hard drive, I shutdown the system. I then put Windows 7 OS and booted up. It detected the Hitachi hard drive. I was then able to install Windows 7 by over-writing Vista. What a pain in the rear this was to get Windows 7 working. I even called Microsoft Windows technical support and it was them who stated that I needed drivers for the Hitachi hard drive.

Now, everything works FINE. My system is working wonderful! Thanks for your advice.

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February 26, 2011 12:54:24 AM

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February 26, 2011 3:03:08 AM

LASERR00 said:
Go to "Control Panel\System and Security\System" and right click on the drivers that are missing and go to "properties" then click on "Details" then look scroll down until you find DEV and VEN key. Then go to this site and match them does numbers pcidatabase.com


All new parts in Computer System: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P motherboard; Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core CPU; G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel; Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply; LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Combo Model; PNY XLR8 VCGGTS2501LXPB GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express; Logitech optical mouse & keyboard usb.

The Award BIOS CMOS sees the Hitachi hard drive. Windows 7 Upgrade, Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system (OS) does not see the Hitachi hard drive when booting from the OS DVD disc. Also, I have Windows Vista Upgrade, 32-bit OS Home Premium Edition. Funny thing, when booting from Windows Vista OS, the system sees the Hitachi Hard Drive. I am able to format the hard drive and load the Vista OS on the Hitachi Hard Drive. After having Windows Vista loaded OS on the formatted hard drive, I shutdown the system. I then put Windows 7 OS into the DVD and booted up. It detected the Hitachi hard drive and it allowed me to install Windows 7 by over-writing Vista. What a pain in the rear this was to get Windows 7 working. I even called Microsoft Windows technical support and it was them who stated that I needed drivers for the Hitachi hard drive. Now, everything works FINE. My system is working wonderful! Thanks for your advice.
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August 7, 2011 5:16:33 AM

I had the same problem tried various things and then created a new partition of under 100 GB. After that Windows 7 recognized the drive and I installed it onto the new drive. When that was done I went into Computer Management deleted the extended volume and then extended the primary C drive all the way across. Hope this helps the next person.
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