Ok so for over a week now I have been having similar problems with Windows 7, and I'm hoping someone will help me cure this today. I have a p8-Z77-v-LX Board, Brand new, A Brand New Seagate 1 TB Drive, and all of my other components are brand new as well. When I attempt to Load Windows 7 it does not see the drive. I know the drive is working because while trying to find a solution I have read Online that you should reformat the drive itself. I placed it into my old system, formatted it with Windows "NTFS by default I believe and still I have the same results. The Bios See's it aswell. the bios is this weird Asus Bios, but the Boot order is Optical Drive, Sata, USB. I have made sure it's set to AHCI and that Sata is enabled. I made this video to show exactly whats happening... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fSJgPGu32E&feature=yout...
Anyone that can help me I would Very much so appreciate it, I would like to get this system up and running soon....
When I first put everything together The first move I made was to check the bios then attempt an install. There was no drive found still. Is there supposed to be a Jumper on the drive? I have been told there is no need but I just want to make sure that it's not something stupid like that just in case. Also I just want to make sure I make clear the fact that I put the drive in straight out of the box and it see's the drive in the bios. So the drive clearly works this problem is a VERY frustrating one. There was another motherboard before the Asus, It had the same issue I'm having here. It was a gigabyte Z68 I had to change it out because it wouldn't let me Update the Bios.
Yes, Can you Verify with me which Drivers/updates I should be Downloading? I put them on a thumbdrive and I search them just like I showed in the video. I'm Also having a lot of trouble updating the bios. When I search the thumb Drive it doesn't find a Bios file. I'm Pretty sure this issue is all Just something I'm Missing. A step that is just assumed so it doesn't get written. I am not Offended/opposed to someone just walking me step by step through the process if that's what it takes.
Someone on another board offered this option too me...Try the following
Boot from the Windows 7 DVD
Click Install Now
Accept License Agreement
When the option is displayed to select an installation type, click (Custom Advanced)
Press Shift + F10 on your keyboard
type the following commands
Next you will select the volume where you would like to install Windows 7
Type: select disk #
# represents the number the volume
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs
Upon attempting this I found that When attempting to select the Hard drive which I can see in the diskpart menu it says "The Disk you specified is not valid" It lists it as healthy.... shows it as 931 g
New Info, When I take the HD from my Old Computer, Also Sata, 750 Gig, and I Try to boot with that it see's this drive fine.......... The New Drive if put into the old computer works perfectly.... anyone got something for me???