New build, Windows 7 won't recognize hard drive in installation

First post.

Hello, I have just finished my first build and everything was going fine until I tried to install Windows 7. I got through the first couple menus, then when I get to the part where I have to save the OS in a storage device, it does not detect my hard drive.

Specs:

Gigabyte Intel GA Z77X-U3H

Intel core i5 2500k

WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA 3 7200 rpm


Btw the HDD appears in the Bios.

Thanks in advance.
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More about build windows recognize hard drive installation
  1. connect the hard drive to a different sata controller on the motherboard

    preferably an intel one if your board has it
  2. have u entered BIOS and see if it's visible?
  3. I have now connected it to the SATA 3 and yes, it is visible in the BIOS. Still no luck.
  4. r u using a valid licensed Windows DVD for the install?
  5. Connected to SATA_0 on the Intel controller?
  6. Hi

    Does your motherboard have SATA controllers from different companies? My Seagate 2TB drive does NOT work with the latest AMD AHCI drivers so I had to set it up with my Gigabyte SATA ports. Just Sharing.

    Fungi
  7. I am using the OEM version of Win 7. Sata 0? Ok I will try that. And Fungi, how do you tell if your SATA controllers are from a different company?
  8. This is fixed now. I bought a new HDD and resolved the issue.
  9. funguseater said:
    Hi

    Does your motherboard have SATA controllers from different companies? My Seagate 2TB drive does NOT work with the latest AMD AHCI drivers so I had to set it up with my Gigabyte SATA ports. Just Sharing.

    Fungi

    Hi
    A question how do I go about doing what you have suggested?
  10. atrum said:
    Hi
    A question how do I go about doing what you have suggested?

    read the manual to see which ports are for which controller
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