PC not detects HDD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by maverick_GE, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. maverick_GE

    maverick_GE MDL Member

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    Hello friends here,

    I need help from you mates:

    Yesterday, my friend beg me to install a windows to his PC, there was installed windows 7 ultimate before, i set boot priority to boot first from DVDROM, after i choose language after push on NEXT click, after when pop up next directory where i have to choose a drive which have to format first run installation after on that drive, there was only one drive with size 3.9GB, of course there was not possible to install a windows 7. After i open a case and change HDD cable to the another port but same didnot helped.

    what is problem? what should be reason of it? Please help me.

    thanks in advanced.

    have nice day.
     
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  2. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    In the bios, change AHCI to IDE mode and try again. If your HDD still doesn't show up, then your HDD might have failed.
     
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  3. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    If the HDD was previously set up as AHCI and was not wiped and you don't offer the AHCI driver at that point of your install the HDD won't be seen .. You can also do these steps as per this post http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...no-sata-driver?p=774197&viewfull=1#post774197 If the drive is functional it will then be seen however in any case it should always be seen in the BIOS, if not there are darker issues at work ..
     
  4. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Or is from damaged motherboard like was hapen to me in the past.
     
  5. maverick_GE

    maverick_GE MDL Member

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    Thanks above all of you for your supports.

    i will try as you said.
     
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