Re: not recognizing IDE drive
I'm using old vista 32 disk from prior hardware as it has all my
programs etc. on it. Hope to keep running that and install 7 64 bit on a
separate drive over a period of time then switch to that.
> Do you have a full version or an upgrade version/key for Win 7?
> Are you trying to create a triple boot or do a replacement install on
> one of the other OS installations?
> "Luvrsmel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Not sure if this group is the right one to be addressing this issue as
>> I haven't come across any UseNet windows 7 groups yet.
>> Anyways, I have a a good working IDE 400Gb drive that I'm wanting to
>> install windows 7 ultimate (32bit) on and everytime I get to where I
>> have to choose a drive, a blank window pops up.
>> There is an option for installation of "mass storage" drivers to
>> install but I have none and have never needed any in the past.
>> The bios sees the drive fine and I know the drive is fine because I've
>> checked it time and time again for errors.
>> It is set for the primary master on boot up, giving exception to the
>> dvd rom drive to use as install for windows 7.
>> The board is an Asus P4S800D-X.
>> I'm wondering if windows 7 needs a seagate 400GB IDE driver for this
>> FYI, The system is a dual boot and runs Vista on a sata 200Gb drive
>> fine in this machine.
>> Any help would be appreciated TIA