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Sata HD not found error

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November 30, 2010 8:02:12 AM

HI everyone, can you help me figuring this out.

I just built a new computer. I have 1 HD Samsung HD320HJ (Sata 320gb) hard drive only.

I connect my Sata to Sata port 0 motherboard and power supply to the HD.

When I boot Window 7 64 bit, everything went well until "Where do you want to install Windows".

The list is blank with a message "No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation?"

In Bio, I set Sata as IDE.

Sata #1 IDE configuration [Compartiable]
Sata #2 IDE configuration [Enchanced]

Primary IDE Master [Hard Disk]
Primary IDE Slave [Not detected]
Secondary IDE Master [ATAPI CDROM]
Secondary IDE Slave [Not dected

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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a b G Storage
November 30, 2010 8:38:53 AM

Hi there.
Which motherboard do you have?
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November 30, 2010 10:03:48 AM

EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX

Thank. I need to format the HD. However I can't format it.
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a b G Storage
November 30, 2010 11:08:47 AM

have you used the before or is it a new drive?
Also, are you using thew driver disk to install drivers during install?
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November 30, 2010 6:39:58 PM

It's an old HD. That's why I need to reformat them.

Only problem is this is a fresh PC without OS on it. I can't boot from a regular bootable disk, it asked for OS CD with error message "Missing Operation System".

I can insert a OS CD in it and proceed to installation until it reached that error part of "Drivers were not found".

Then I can click load, swap out the OS CD with my Motherboard CD (that include sata driver on it), and browse in my Motherboard CD. I choose Driver for Sata, and it loads a bunch of Intel Sata/IDE Driver (at least 20 of them). What should I do? I try like 10 of them, none showed up. :( 

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a b G Storage
November 30, 2010 10:29:17 PM

Sorry about the delay in response. Just a bit busy. In the mean time, have you tried to alter the setting to AHCI instead of IDE?
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