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What to do when Win 7 x64 installer doesn't recognize HD

What to do when Win 7 x64 installer doesn't recognize HD

A friend of mine is having a huge problem with his new PC. He wants to install Windows 7 x64 but the installer doesn't find his Hard Discs. The discs are connected via SATA on a Asus P6T SE motherboard.

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Guest [Entry]

"We were able to solve the problem yesterday and I have to admit, without a lack of communication it would have been solved earlier :)

After my friend told me that the Vista-Installer was once able to find the disk I was thinking that the controller or the disk might be broken. To check this I booted his machine with a Linux Live-CD to see if this is able to find the disk or if it is broken. But Linux was able to see the disk and I was able to create files on it. For an additional check I started the Linux Partitioner (KDE) and there I could only see the disk (sda) but no partition (sda1). After creating a FAT partition and rebooting, the Win7 installer could find the disk. I deleted the FAT partition, created new NTFS ones and all went fine.

So obviously the problem was a broken partition table and not the driver :)"
Guest [Entry]

"We were able to solve the problem yesterday and I have to admit, without a lack of communication it would have been solved earlier :)

After my friend told me that the Vista-Installer was once able to find the disk I was thinking that the controller or the disk might be broken. To check this I booted his machine with a Linux Live-CD to see if this is able to find the disk or if it is broken. But Linux was able to see the disk and I was able to create files on it. For an additional check I started the Linux Partitioner (KDE) and there I could only see the disk (sda) but no partition (sda1). After creating a FAT partition and rebooting, the Win7 installer could find the disk. I deleted the FAT partition, created new NTFS ones and all went fine.

So obviously the problem was a broken partition table and not the driver :)"