Vista Install Hangs up then wont see my HD!!!!??? Tags: Windows Vista HD Last response: July 16, 2009 8:58 PM in Windows Vista Share shadowknight86 July 7, 2009 10:47:19 PM Ok so to get vista to see my HD (maxtor 100gb pata) i have to drag it out put it in an old dell, run a partation and NTFS format on it.. the format works fine and the drive is "Healthy" I put it in my gaming rig, boot up the vista dvd and start the install: Froze at 64% Extracting files Froze at 87% Extracting Files Froze at clicking Next button right before selecting HD each time i rebooted and then vista wouldnt see teh HD at all... BIOS still does HD is set to Master... it does show up as 3rd master not primary though (no other HD's in rig) idk how to change that though. Any ideas? More about : vista install hangs wont shadowknight86 July 8, 2009 1:13:03 AM Is this a VISTA Issue, HD issue or something else like MOBO or BIOS??? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/250641-32-bios-sees-v... Hand Drive: Maxtor DiamondMax 10 Model: 6L100P0 100GB PATA133 HDD MoBo: ASUS P5WD2-E ----------------------------- First the BIOS was seeing this HD fine and as 100gb go to install vista Ultima on it, and the HD wont show up in the list of where to install Vista BIOS can sometimes see this HD and sometimes cant same with vista install, i got to thinking maby its my mobo or bios or something I took a WesternDigital WD300 HD from an old dell out, this HD works fine 100% of time, i put it in my gaming rig and set it as master. BIOS wouldn't see this HD on ANY settings RAID-E RAID-D ACHI-D ACHI-E IDE-D IDE-C-SATA/PATA IDE-C-SATA IDE-C-PATA IDE-E-SATA/PATA IDE-ESATA IDE-PATA Not one setting made it so biso could see this HD, I put the Maxtor back in when it was set to IDE-E-PATA and it saw it as 3rd Master, restarted and now it cant find it.... HELP!!!!!!! New gaming rig had it for like 3 days now cant figure this out =-(!! fowang July 8, 2009 8:01:04 AM Your using PATA in a Gaming rig! WHY? I would seriuosly recomend getting a good SATA drive! But if you really have to use the PATA drive can i ask are you using the same cable from this dell as you are using on your "Gaming Rig"? It could be just as simple as a cable fault. Related resources QX6700 in Vista hangs . Wont Boot or Install ? - Forum BIOS Sees HD 's but Vista install wont ... dead HD ? - Forum M2N-SLI Deluxe hangs after Vista install - Forum Toshiba laptop won't install Windows XP - Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] -wont-dead - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shadowknight86 July 8, 2009 3:56:19 PM fowang said:Your using PATA in a Gaming rig! WHY? I would seriuosly recomend getting a good SATA drive! But if you really have to use the PATA drive can i ask are you using the same cable from this dell as you are using on your "Gaming Rig"? It could be just as simple as a cable fault. Yeah i know i know but the Maxtor PATA is the only working HD i have i have 2x WD IDE's but the 120gb one is junked and the 30gb on.. well its 30gb LOL .. that and my cashflow ran out so no sata for awhile /sacdpanda No I wasnt useing the same cord i was useing totaly diff ones, I'll try stealing the cord form the dell and trying it... do you really think something that simple could be it???!!! shadowknight86 July 8, 2009 6:29:30 PM It was the HDD cable man , it was a new cable so it prob would have taken me AGESSSSSS to come up with it as teh problem.. thanks! fowang July 15, 2009 10:38:25 AM No worries dude glad to help, when working in this game you get to learn that the most simple thing is usually the fix! Zoron July 16, 2009 8:58:21 PM If it was set to cable select and you didn't use a cable that supported cable select (not very likely, but still possible)... it may have caused issues. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumGigabyte Radeon HD 7750 locking up a Vista x64 build ForumUnable to install Vista on RAID 0 with AM2 AMD 690G/SB600 ForumVista random HDD hangs , resumes OK after some time Forumsystem hangs - this is what i see in the event vie ForumWindows Vista /7 Hangs on Start- Up ForumVista Install Problem ForumWindows Setup Hangs When "Setup Is Starting Windows" is displayed ForumWindows 7 install hangs on "starting windows" screen ForumVista boot hangs before OS choice ForumVista Install hangs ! ForumBuilt system hangs up seconds after starting windows HELP ForumVista instalation hangs ForumArray won't initialize past 50%?!?! ICH9R, RAID5, 3 TB, Vista 32 Forum[Solved] Vista busness 32 product key free More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !