Requesting Assistance getting Windows 7 to see things.

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  1. Koushiro

    Koushiro New Member

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    Hey everyone, saw the forums and thought I'd ask for some assistance.

    So I've got a WD 150gb Raptor SATA Hard Drive. I know I've got it, I'm using it right now with Windows XP SP3 installed.

    I downloaded the latest public beta for Windows 7, burned it to a DVD and reset my machine. Everything works just find until I select Custom install and it for some reason can't see my actual Hard Drive. I toss in my driver disk, and I get no response at all.

    Is anyone else having this problem? What can I do to remedy the situation?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Koushiro

    Koushiro New Member

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    Well I'm not having much luck finding any information about this online either.

    The Windows Installer just can't see my HD for some reason when I try to do a clean install. It's loading properly, it's in the boot order, it just seems to disappear. Even when I open the command prompt console it doesn't appear.

    I'm pondering if I should wipe the drive entirely and start over, but I don't know why that would fix anything.
     
  3. iroken22

    iroken22 Extraordinary Member
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    The reason it cannot see the device is because it does not have a driver for something. It could be the motherboard, hard drive, or many other things.
     
  4. Koushiro

    Koushiro New Member

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    Wonderful....and of course the drivers I know I can get are all for XP. Well that's a huge pile of suck. Back to hunting I suppose.
     
  5. Zeke

    Zeke New Member

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    Windows 7 uses Vista's driver database right now I think. You might have better luck looking for Vista drivers for everything. I'm just throwing ideas out...
     
  6. pixolite

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    I would also try a Vista driver, have you looked around in Device Manager?
     
  7. Koushiro

    Koushiro New Member

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    Unfortunately I don't have a copy of Vista to get drivers from and the motherboard I've got doesn't seem to have Vista drivers either for it. An Asus KV8SE Deluxe. I just can't find anything on the internet either. All I'm getting are more and more forums.
     
    #7 Koushiro, Jan 11, 2009
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