SATA Hdd not detected while installing windows 7 / windows 8 [Solved/Closed]

trav 4 Posts Wednesday November 7, 2012Registration date November 8, 2012 Last seen - Nov 7, 2012 at 05:31 AM - Latest reply:  Sajjad
- Nov 22, 2017 at 12:23 AM
Hello,

I was using Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit. I wanted to use Fedora 32 Bit thats why I installed it on my hard drive along with Win7. After that Win7 crashed but Fedora still worked and instead of C drive all my other drives got formatted. Now, the problem is that I am unable to install Win7 again beacuse I am not able to see hard drive partitions (ERROR is :"NO HARD DRIVE FOUND"). But I am able to see the partitions in Fedora.

Can please anyone help me out with a solution as soon as possible. Thank youuuuu..!!!
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Jeff 17999 Posts Monday February 15, 1999Registration dateModeratorStatus April 26, 2018 Last seen - Nov 8, 2012 at 04:09 AM
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Check your BIOS settings for the following parameters:
* SATA configuration -> Enhanced
* Configure SATA -> AHCI

Thank you, Jeff 30

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Is it the complaint of hard disk
its not workin
ahci works for me, thanks for this tips godbless :)
Its not working .. Plzz. Give me solution .. Sirrr....
Its Working for me...Thanks
Quamme 2 Posts Thursday May 2, 2013Registration date June 8, 2013 Last seen - May 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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To be able to install win7 or win8 which uses NTFS file system, remove your HDD, slave it to a machine which already have win7 or 8 installed and format the drive using NTFS file system, when finished, fix the HDD back on your machine and start your win7 or 8 installation. Hope it works.
it worked???
Margitta 4 Posts Monday March 16, 2015Registration date March 16, 2015 Last seen - Mar 16, 2015 at 01:25 AM
I have no other hard drive installed. I installed it in Drive 3. I used a static hand-wrist
band and static tools.
Margitta 4 Posts Monday March 16, 2015Registration date March 16, 2015 Last seen - Mar 16, 2015 at 02:11 AM
I have 8 GB for ram. I had a 750 GB Hard drive but now I have installed 1 TB hard drive. I mean I wore an anti static wrist band and use anti static computer tools;
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I am having the same problem but its my laptop I cannot remove the hard disk!
tell some thing else
Find the type of storage controller your PC uses by checking the documentation that came with your PC or going to the manufacturer’s website.

On a second PC, go to the manufacturer’s website and download the latest driver on a USB flash drive or other removable media.

Start Windows 7 installation again, and on the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Load Driver.

Insert the removable media containing the driver into your PC, and click OK.

Select the driver from the list of results and then click Next. Follow the instructions on your screen to continue installing Windows 7.
On the manufacturers website, which drivers are to be downloaded specificaly ? I'm using hp probook 4530s
Hey there I have the same problem but I have the driver file on my smartphone is there a way to boot it from it cause when I plug my phone it doesnt show up in the windows load driver section ...
Jeff 17999 Posts Monday February 15, 1999Registration dateModeratorStatus April 26, 2018 Last seen - Nov 7, 2012 at 06:14 AM
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Is it a SATA hard drive?
What's the file system used for Fedora?
trav 4 Posts Wednesday November 7, 2012Registration date November 8, 2012 Last seen - Nov 7, 2012 at 06:41 AM
yes its a SATA hard drive... and file system is EXT4
Jeff 17999 Posts Monday February 15, 1999Registration dateModeratorStatus April 26, 2018 Last seen - Nov 7, 2012 at 06:55 AM
You should at least have one partition in FAT32 (or NTFS but it will be read-only on Fedora) because Windows doesn't know anything about ext_ filesystem!
trav 4 Posts Wednesday November 7, 2012Registration date November 8, 2012 Last seen - Nov 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM
fadora installed in EXT file system other drives in NTFS format... but main thing is that what should I do to install win7 or 8 again because while installation hard drive is not detecting..
johnebadbak74 97 Posts Monday May 19, 2014Registration date January 14, 2015 Last seen - Oct 6, 2014 at 03:37 AM
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use this tool to access the partitions and fix your problems

http://www.partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.html