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

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November 28, 2012 4:00:53 PM

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.
a b $ Windows 7
November 28, 2012 5:47:13 PM

connect the hard drive to a different sata controller on the motherboard

preferably an intel one if your board has it
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a b $ Windows 7
November 28, 2012 6:16:44 PM

have u entered BIOS and see if it's visible?
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November 28, 2012 6:24:42 PM

I have now connected it to the SATA 3 and yes, it is visible in the BIOS. Still no luck.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 28, 2012 6:30:23 PM

r u using a valid licensed Windows DVD for the install?
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November 28, 2012 6:36:27 PM

Connected to SATA_0 on the Intel controller?
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November 28, 2012 6:49:12 PM

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
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November 28, 2012 7:57:47 PM

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?
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November 29, 2012 5:47:19 PM

This is fixed now. I bought a new HDD and resolved the issue.
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November 30, 2012 2:03:06 AM

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?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 30, 2012 1:35:25 PM

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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