Hey guys, I just put Windows 7 into my cd drive and was about to begin installation of the OS, and it asked for my HDD, gave me what appeared to be a box with a list of drives. The list was empty. I clicked rescan and it asked for a device driver to be insterted, which my HDD was OEM so it didn't come with one. Any idea of what I can do here or what I should try?
Used the red SATA cable that came with my motherboard and connected the molex (I believe) to the HDD. Here is my HDD and mobo:
Does the BIOS see the drive? And drivers don't come with the hdd, they are needed for the controller. If windows can talk to the controller, then it will install on anything that is connected at the other end, because it is the controller that drives the HDD, not windows.
Just put the CD that you get with your motherboard or download the correct one on MSI web site.
I called WDC Tech Support and the Indian guy whom I could barely understand told me to put a "jampashant" (you can guess what that is) cable in between the HDD and mobo. If that doesn't work, though, and I have to RMA it, will my old Western Digital WD600 HDD work until I get my new one? If so, I'll go ahead and install it now for the time I have to wait so I'll at least have something usable.