I have just built my own system and i am using a seagate barracuda 500Gb HDD. So i run windows 7 and it comes up with what device do you want to use to install windows 7 on and my drive does not appear. I have been trying to get this to work now for a few days but whatever i do nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any suggestions?
If it is, we look at one set of issues. If it isn't, we try something else.
Is there power to the drive? Does it make some faint sound? Have you tried it in another machine?
Yes the drive is visible in bios but only when the onchip set is set to native Ide.
Yes the drive has power to it and it does make a faint sound.
And i tried it on my friends pc and it works completely fine. Would this indicate that there is a problem with the motherboard?
Well, the drive works fine elsewhere, so it's probably in the motherboard or BIOS or cable. Were you using the same data cable when you tried it in your friend's PC?
I've never seen that before, where the BIOS sees it if it's set to IDE but not if it's set to ACHI. Aside from one more question, which is "This is an SATA drive, right?", I'm going to hope that someone else can help you.
Try switchign IDE to AHCI. Also you may for some reason need to load your storage drivers, which can be downloaded from the motherboard manufacturers website. Which you would have to put on a flash drive, than click on load drivers when you are at that screen you were at before.