Problem Installing Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Metra, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Metra

    Metra New Member

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    I am trying to install windows 7 64-bit fresh on my computer.
    When I get to the step which asks me where I would like to install it, my hard drive does not show up and the list is empty.

    Specs:
    asus p5n32-e sli motherboard
    320 gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA HDD
    Nvidia geforce 8800gts 320 mb
    OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 Platinum Dual Channel ram

    I researched that you might have to upload a raid/sata driver to make it work.
    Can someone give me a tutorial or steps I could take in successfully installing Windows 7 on my machine
    Thanks
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Does your computer currently have an OS installed on it?
     
  3. Metra

    Metra New Member

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    yes, windows vista ultimate.
     
  4. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    OK. Your hard drive cable might actually be loose.
    Take the cover off your computer, and check all the cables to and from the hard drrive
     
  5. Metra

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    I reinstalled a fresh copy of vista recently, and the hard drive showed up no problem. It's when i try installing windows 7 the hard drive does not show up.
     
  6. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Ok, going with your initial comment on the RAID/SATA drivers...
    You'd have to contact Seagate to see what they could do for you as RAID drivers are a hard thing to find.
    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/about/contact_us/
    there's the contact info for them
     
  7. Metra

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    Anyone else with more suggestions on what I can do?
     
  8. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Sorry I couldn't help you, I appreciate your co-operation.
     

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