Trying to Install Windows 7, setup can not find harddrive. Tags: Drivers Laptops Windows 7 Hard Drives Dell Last response: August 14, 2012 2:08 PM in Windows 7 Share sukat2002 August 14, 2012 9:24:34 AM Hello, i tried to install win7 in dell laptop, setup can not find harddrive, took out format it with pc, now ntldll missing More about : install windows setup find harddrive ksiemb a b \ Driver a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 August 14, 2012 12:38:06 PM sukat2002 said:Hello, i tried to install win7 in dell laptop, setup can not find harddrive, took out format it with pc, now ntldll missing Sounds like the CD is not in boot sequence, and it is trying to boot from the HDD, which now, has no OS, as you formatted it. Use F2 at startup and make CD 1st boot device. crisan_tiberiu August 14, 2012 1:52:36 PM If windows startup has started and there was no HDD detected to install on then you might need to install sata drivers from a CD. You should find these drivers on the manufacturers website of your motherboard Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer robey August 14, 2012 2:08:50 PM sukat2002 said:Hello, i tried to install win7 in dell laptop, setup can not find harddrive, took out format it with pc, now ntldll missing Enter into BIOS using F2/Del (depending of model of laptop) and change the Hard Drive mode to AHCI, set the CD Drive as first boot device, then restart and do your Win7 install again. Robey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumTrying to Install Windows 7 , setup can not find harddrive . ForumUpon installing Windows 7 , setup cannot find my HDD. ForumTrying to install Windows 7 ... No drives detected ForumComputer can't find 3tb hard-drive , so can't format drive ForumIs it possible to remove an old harddrive and install it in a newer computer ForumCant find 2nd harddrive ForumWindows 7 won't install to my SATA harddrive ... ? ForumWindows 7 installation hangs at " Setup is starting..." screen ForumInstall Windows 7 and error: " Setup was unable to create new partition ForumTrying to repair windows 7 HELP! ForumTrying to wipe harddrive thats not partitioned ForumTrying to install windows XP, Error: Stuck on " Setup is inspecting.." ForumMy drivers is missing frome the hard drive trying to install windows 7 and it as ForumWhat kinda of harddrive/setup should I get? ForumProblems with Win 7 Setup not finding my SSD when trying to reinstall. ForumI have Windows 8 tried to setup Epson Workforce 840, it cant find it ForumWindow 7 ultimate hp product key ForumEthernet Drivers for h61m-e23 wont install ForumHow to set up yahoo as my default email on windows 7 ForumHow to copy files into Windows 7 user account folders More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !