I just assembled a computer with the following (applicable) specs:
Intel Core i7 930
HIS Radeon HD 5830
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD
After looking over the BIOS and making minor adjustments (fan control/timings, enabling SMART), I inserted the Windows 7 64-bit OEM installation disk. The installation process goes fine until it prompts me to select where I would like to install Windows, and says that it cannot find any drives! The BIOS does see the hard drive. I have tried loading several SATA drivers (through the Windows installer) to seemingly no effect. I have been experiencing these same issues regardless of whether the drive controller is on IDE or AHCI mode.
EDIT: Attempting to format HDD with gparted live cd . . .