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Old 04-16-2009
hnatesa
 

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Vista Canot find Hard Drive

My System Spec:-

1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
2) GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H
3) 4GB Memory DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
4) Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB Hard Drive
5) Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System
Builders - OEM

I have Update Bios

Bios detect the Hard Drive but when I install the OS and I reach this
point:-

“Where do you want to Install Windows? "

I don’t see my hard drive.


If any one has the same problem???

Please help me...


Thanks

hari


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Old 04-16-2009
oldsalt
 

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Re: Vista Canot find Hard Drive

Get on a mates puta.

Go here 'WD Support > Downloads > Select Product'
(http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp)

Download the tools applicable to your drive and away you go.


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Old 04-16-2009
Johnny Fosse
 

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Re: Vista Canot find Hard Drive
oldsalt <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:

>--
>oldsalt
>
>Intel Core2 Duo E8400
>Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P Motherboard
>ASUS DRW-2014L1T 20X DVD/CD SATA LightScribe x 2
>Corsair HX-520 520W Power Supply
>EVGA GeForce 8800GT 600MHz
>Noctua NH-U12P CPU Cooler
>Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB (4x2GB) 5-5-5-18
>Western Digital Caviar 640GB WD6400AAKS X 2
>CoolerMaster CM 690 Case
>Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard
>Logitech MX Revolution mouse
>64-bit MS Windows Vista Home Premium 1-Pack OEM DVD


Interesting sig, "oldsalt".

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Old 04-16-2009
andy
 

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Re: Vista Canot find Hard Drive
On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:35:36 -0500, hnatesa <guest@unknown-email.com>
wrote:

>
>My System Spec:-
>
>1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
>2) GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H
>3) 4GB Memory DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
>4) Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB Hard Drive
>5) Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System
>Builders - OEM
>
>I have Update Bios
>
>Bios detect the Hard Drive but when I install the OS and I reach this
>point:-
>
>“Where do you want to Install Windows? "
>
>I don’t see my hard drive.


Set in Bios setup OnChip SATA Type to AHCI.
Connect drive to SATA2_0 connector.

>
>
>If any one has the same problem???
>
>Please help me...
>
>
>Thanks
>
>hari


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Old 04-16-2009
hnatesa
 

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Re: Vista Canot find Hard Drive

I Set in Bios setup OnChip SATA Type to AHCI.
Connect drive to SATA2_0 connector.

My OS did not load. I put back to original position then I restarted
the system ,OS started loading. I spoke to GIGABYTE & WD people , they
said everything OK from their side. They suspect bad OS.


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Old 04-16-2009
Chad Harris
 

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Re: Vista Canot find Hard Drive


"hnatesa" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:064f68c4357dfc9390a80db055ad9fad@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> I Set in Bios setup OnChip SATA Type to AHCI.
> Connect drive to SATA2_0 connector.
>
> My OS did not load. I put back to original position then I restarted
> the system ,OS started loading. I spoke to GIGABYTE & WD people , they
> said everything OK from their side. They suspect bad OS.
>

Hi hnatesa--

Does this mean you have Vista up and running? I lost you at the combination
of "OS started loading...they suspect bad OS." Sorry I don't understand
what that means.

Is Vista working now or not? It's the combination of OS started loading and
bad OS I'm not understanding.

CH

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Old 04-16-2009
hnatesa
 

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Re: Vista Canot find Hard Drive

I will put down more details:-


::I just built a new computer (my first) with the below hardware(s) and
BIOS sees my HDD but when trying to install vista 64 system builder,
Vista loads and ::
::I get the screen:-::
:: “Where do you want to Install Windows? \" .in this screen I do
not see my hard drive to create the partition on Hard Drive and
load the Vista. ::::it states that it need drivers:::: . ::


My System Spec:-

1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
2) GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H
3) 4GB Memory DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
4) Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB Hard Drive
5) Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders
- OEM

My Mother Board Bios is Update.


I talked to GIGABYTE and Western Digital people, they checked my system
and said everything found to be ok, may be you are having Bad Vista
disc.

thanks


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Old 04-16-2009
R. C. White
 

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Re: Vista Canot find Hard Drive
Hi, hari.

Does the BIOS recognize the drive at all? On the very first POST screen at
power-on, does that drive show up?

While that is a "modern" BIOS, it still may require SATA drivers. Did a
CD-ROM come with the mobo? Or with the HDD? Are there SATA drivers on
either of those disks?

If the BIOS does not even recognize the HDD, then Vista's Setup can't see
the drive.

RC
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San Marcos, TX
rc@grandecom.net
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Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000

"hnatesa" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:7f5bd10a0fd8831b81cea3d848ed0043@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> My System Spec:-
>
> 1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
> 2) GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H
> 3) 4GB Memory DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
> 4) Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB Hard Drive
> 5) Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System
> Builders - OEM
>
> I have Update Bios
>
> Bios detect the Hard Drive but when I install the OS and I reach this
> point:-
>
> “Where do you want to Install Windows? "
>
> I don’t see my hard drive.
>
>
> If any one has the same problem???
>
> Please help me...
>
>
> Thanks
>
> hari


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Old 04-16-2009
R. C. White
 

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Re: Vista Canot find Hard Drive
Hi, again, Hari.

Just a little searching on that HD model number led me to this page in WD's
Knowledge Base:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc....i=&p_topview=1

The key line from that page:
"The drive may not be detected during the installation of Windows because
you have not yet loaded the drivers for your EIDE, SCSI, or SATA
controller."

Then the next paragraph, "Resolution", explains how to use the <F6> key at
the beginning of Vista Setup to install the drivers for your hardware. (I
first had to do this <F6> shuffle 9 years ago to install Windows 2000 on my
SCSI hard drive.)

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@grandecom.net
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000

"hnatesa" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:7f5bd10a0fd8831b81cea3d848ed0043@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> My System Spec:-
>
> 1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
> 2) GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H
> 3) 4GB Memory DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
> 4) Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB Hard Drive
> 5) Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System
> Builders - OEM
>
> I have Update Bios
>
> Bios detect the Hard Drive but when I install the OS and I reach this
> point:-
>
> “Where do you want to Install Windows? "
>
> I don’t see my hard drive.
>
>
> If any one has the same problem???
>
> Please help me...
>
>
> Thanks
>
> hari
>
>
> --
> hnatesa


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Old 04-16-2009
Anna
 

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Re: Vista Canot find Hard Drive

>
> "hnatesa" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
> news:7f5bd10a0fd8831b81cea3d848ed0043@nntp-gateway.com...
>>
>> My System Spec:-
>>
>> 1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
>> 2) GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H
>> 3) 4GB Memory DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
>> 4) Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB Hard Drive
>> 5) Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System
>> Builders - OEM
>>
>> I have Update Bios
>>
>> Bios detect the Hard Drive but when I install the OS and I reach this
>> point:-
>>
>> “Where do you want to Install Windows? "
>>
>> I don’t see my hard drive.
>>
>> If any one has the same problem???
>>
>> Please help me...
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> hari
>> --
>> hnatesa



"R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
news:ODbo0PsvJHA.3480@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Hi, again, Hari.
>
> Just a little searching on that HD model number led me to this page in
> WD's Knowledge Base:
> http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc....i=&p_topview=1
>
> The key line from that page:
> "The drive may not be detected during the installation of Windows because
> you have not yet loaded the drivers for your EIDE, SCSI, or SATA
> controller."
>
> Then the next paragraph, "Resolution", explains how to use the <F6> key at
> the beginning of Vista Setup to install the drivers for your hardware. (I
> first had to do this <F6> shuffle 9 years ago to install Windows 2000 on
> my SCSI hard drive.)
>
> RC
> --
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> rc@grandecom.net
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000



hnatesa:
Since you're obviously running a non-RAID configuration, it's doubtful
whether you would need to install an auxiliary SATA controller driver via
the F6 routine during setup of the OS. I believe the motherboard's
integrated SATA controller should be sufficient for the OS to detect the
HDD.

1. Is the HDD connected to the *first* SATA connector on the motherboard -
the one usually designated as SATA0?

2. I realize (as you have stated) that the SATA HDD is recognized in the
BIOS, but are you sure both the power & signal (data) cables are properly &
securely connected on the disk and the motherboard's connectors?

3. Have you changed the BIOS settings in any way as they relate to the SATA
HDD? Ordinarily the default settings should be sufficient for the OS to
detect the SATA HDD.

4. And you haven't configured the BIOS settings in any way indicating a RAID
mode, right?
Anna


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