Solved how to enable disk controller using ami bios

February 23, 2011 at 06:28:27
Specs: Windows 7, amd64/2gb

i've 500gb seagate sata hdd, while installing win7 it says windows cannot be installed in this disk pls enable disk controller using bios setting ,this all happened while formatting c: drive which contained win7 and there is no problem with hard disk detection

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#1
February 23, 2011 at 07:31:03
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The same applies to Windows 7.

This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk, ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in computer's Bios menu!!!____i don't know how to figure it out, could you please help me?______thanks in advance____
http://social.answers.microsoft.com...

Quote::

"This problem occurs because Windows Vista cannot distinguish between ambiguous hard disks."

Read the suggestions in that info.

refers to:

Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a computer that has uninitialized hard disks: "This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925481

Quote:

"When you try to install Microsoft Windows Vista, you may receive the following warning message:
This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

Read the suggestions in that info.


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February 23, 2011 at 08:43:18

Apparently, this error appears only if you have two or more hard drives that Vista or Windows 7's Setup detects as being identical (they are exactly the same model).

Related to this, if you have two or more identical hard drives you want to be in a RAID array......
- the drives must all be connected to a header for the same drive controller that supports RAID.
- you must set the SATA drive controller mode in the bios to RAID mode, rather than something else (similar applies if they're IDE drives). Where that setting is and it's wording varies depending on the bios version, and whether or not it's a retail mboard or one in a brand name system. If you have a generic system and a retail desktop mboard, the info about that is in the detailed bios Setup settings descriptions in the manual for the specific mboard model. If you have a brand name system, you usually have to figure that out yourself because we usually can't find that info for brand name system bios versions.
- you must set up the RAID array BEFORE you install the operating system.
........

Windows Vista and Windows 7 cannot distinguish between ambiguous optical drives either.

E.g.
You can't connect two identical optical drive models to a system with Vista or Windows 7 on it and have both drives recognized properly in Windows.


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