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February 23, 2010 11:26:02 PM

I am installing windows on my newly built computer for the first time and I am stuck. Windows 7 is not recognizing my harddrive and is asking me to select the driver to be installed. My hard drive is a WD Caviar Black 1tb and it was OEM so it does not have a disk with it. I tried looking for the drivers online but was not able to find them. The HD was recognized in the BIOS.
February 23, 2010 11:43:18 PM

did you click advanced/then format/ then instal
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February 23, 2010 11:46:28 PM

The format button is grayed out.
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February 23, 2010 11:48:18 PM

did you click delete partition/then create partition?
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February 23, 2010 11:58:00 PM

where would I do that? this is a brand new computer with no os in it right now.
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February 24, 2010 12:01:38 AM

right but in order to install windows you need to creat a new partition.... in the advanced tab there is an option to create a Partition. click it then click ok with the default amount... then it will say windows needs to set so much aside for its own use or something like that. click ok.. now select the biggest partition and click the format tab... now click install good luck
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February 24, 2010 12:12:17 AM

My HD does not even show up like the one in the pictures from the link you gave.
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February 24, 2010 12:14:42 AM

is ACHI on in the bios? or raid ? are there any other hard drives plugged in?
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February 24, 2010 12:17:32 AM

do I want ACHI or IDE mode?
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February 24, 2010 12:20:22 AM

ACHI indefinatly!!! in IDE it will not reach its full potential it is just a simulation.
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February 24, 2010 12:22:18 AM

Only one hard. ACHI is on.
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February 24, 2010 12:28:01 AM

did that make a difference with the install?
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February 24, 2010 12:39:46 AM

I am still not getting my hard drive to show up. The screen I am on at the top says Where do you want to install windows? No drives are listed. At the bottom it gives me the options to refresh and load driver. Delete, extend, format, and new are all greyed out.
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February 24, 2010 12:42:11 AM

have you tried to click load driver?
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February 24, 2010 12:45:42 AM

some people are saying to instal linux first then format over that and install windows this is a common problem with the caviar black and windows 7.
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February 24, 2010 12:46:58 AM

I tried load driver but it is looking for a driver to install and I do not have a driver for this hard drive and I cant find one online through WD
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