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Windows installer doesnt recognize hard drive.

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August 4, 2010 5:44:37 PM

Im trying to do a clean install of Vista Ultimate. When i load the installer it doesnt recognize my harddrive, although the bios sees it and Seatools from seagate as well. I have formatted it through the dos command off the cd. Any ideas why the installer dosnt see it?
August 4, 2010 8:19:12 PM

May have to load the driver via F6 and a USB key.
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August 4, 2010 8:25:51 PM

Vista has been known to not recognize SATA hard drives. It happened to me so I booted to an XP installation disk and that disk found the hard drive. I formatted it with XP and installed Vista no problem. It was a new, never used SATA HD.
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August 5, 2010 5:48:58 AM

Check bios setting for pata compatability mode and set it to that, save settings and try again.
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