Requesting Assistance getting Windows 7 to see things.

#1
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
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.
 


iroken22

Extraordinary Member
Premium Supporter
#3
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
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.
 


Zeke

New Member
#5
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
I would also try a Vista driver, have you looked around in Device Manager?
 


#7
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.
 


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