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New Build - Installing Win7 but cannot pick up HDD drivers

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October 14, 2012 2:31:04 PM

Hi there,

I've just finished my brand new build and am now ready to install Windows 7.

However when I load the disk select custom install and its asks me to select where I want the OS to be installed, I get an error message saying it cant find my HDD and I need to select the appropriate drivers.

I can see my Hitachi 500Gb in the BIOS, I have tried ATHC and IDT settings but still wont work. I have tried factory default setting in the BIOS but still Win7 cannot pick up my HDD.

The LED is flashing also to note that the Drive is working. Also Win7 wont let me format the disk either.

Setup:

Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Hitachi 500GB DESKSTAR 3.5" SATA-III - 7200RPM 16MB Cache 7K1000.D HDS721050DLE630
Casecom Shiny White Mid Tower Case with Front 120mm Blue LED Fan
Xenta Black Wireless 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Mouse with Nano USB Receiver
Samsung SH-222BB 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
Intel i5 3450.


If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it. Totally stumped :S

Thanks

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October 14, 2012 2:37:56 PM
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Hi :) 

FORMAT the drive in ANOTHER machine....

Put windows 7 cd in drive and start machine, it will automatically boot from dvd drive as it wont see an OS on the hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 
October 16, 2012 1:16:42 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

FORMAT the drive in ANOTHER machine....

Put windows 7 cd in drive and start machine, it will automatically boot from dvd drive as it wont see an OS on the hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 




Hi there,

Totally right mate thankyou.

Just a note: Instead of formatting it on another machine I installed Linux and created a partition on the disk through that OS.

Then chucked windows in and it worked fine.

Thanks again dude.
October 16, 2012 1:17:02 PM

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