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No hard drive detected error when installing windows 7

Last response: in Windows 7
January 21, 2013 12:56:52 PM

i was using win7 ultimate before and last day i tried to install a new win7 and in wich step that i had to choose a drive to install i sow this message
"No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation."
but in the windows that i was using all of the drives was working.and i installed win vista and no messages like this i sow.please help me :cry:  :cry:  :cry: 

video: ati radeon hd 5450
cpu:intel pentium 4 cpu 3.00 ghz 3.01ghz
January 21, 2013 1:05:44 PM

Your W7 disk is either missing files or your HDD is dying...
a b \ Driver
a b $ Windows 7
January 21, 2013 1:25:02 PM

Unhook any extra drives.
Leave ONLY the DVD drive and the Hard Drive you want to install Windows to.

It's also possible that the SATA connection you are using requires a driver disk. If so, try a different SATA chipset if possible (different color).

If you're STILL stuck, take out the hard drive and hook it up to a different computer to see if it is working.
January 21, 2013 1:29:02 PM

Do as Photonboy says and make sure the hard drive shows up in bios before you try to install. Make sure all the connections are firm.