My new HD wont let me install Windows.

November 10, 2010 at 12:21:35
Specs: Windows 7
I just bought a new 1TB internal hard drive today. It’s a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12. For the longest time, I’ve been using a small 80GB Western Digital internal HD. I needed more room so I decided to change. I’ve never had an issue using Windows 7 on my 80GB HD. The 80GB HD is an IDE and the new 1TB that I just purchased is a SATA HD. My motherboard support both IDE and SATA. On my motherboard, there was an IDE slot where my 80GB WD drive has always been plugged as well as four SATA ports at the bottom right with marking “SATA”, SATA1”, “SATA3” and “SATA4”. That’s how I know it can support both.
I needed to buy an adapter for my new 1TB HD because it does not have the 4 power molex pins. It only has the SATA power cable and SATA data cable. So I used an adapter like this http://www.linuxappliance.net/media... Everything seemed to be fine until I booted my computer for the first time with my new 1TB hd. When I try formatting the drive using my Windows 7 32-bit installation disc (which I can assure you is perfectly functionally as I have used it several times on various computers and laptops) it gives me the following error. http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/... At first, I wasn’t quite sure what to do but then I thought it might have to do with my BIOS. But I don’t really know how to use it as I’m not to savvy with computers. This is how my BIOS looks, I scanned my computer’s user’s manual. http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/19... Since there was nothing I could do in the BIOS, I decided to scan my system with the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. The scan finished and my system passed. That’s when I realized there was no point in doing so since I’ve always had Window 7 but just on another HD. Here are my computer’s specs while using the 80GB WD HD. http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/...
I have no idea what to do now. I can’t install my OS on my new 1TB HD so I’m stuck deciding whether my new hd is compatible or there’s something I need to be doing. Regardless, and advice would be helpful. I’m really desperate at this point and would try any troubleshooting.

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#1
November 10, 2010 at 12:34:42
If intel processor set the channel to raid if amd then ahci.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
November 10, 2010 at 12:35:35
How do I do that? I'm a n00b with that stuff.

I checked my computer and I have an intel cure 2 duo processor. but I dont know how to change whatever that is to "raid" or even why im doing it.

Can you explain a bit more? I don't want to meddle with my motherboard without knowing what I'm doing as it might harm it.


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#3
November 10, 2010 at 12:45:20
You set that in the bios.
when you see the splash screen press the Delete key to enter the setup. look around for the hard drive settings. If you need to make a change remember to save the settings upon exit. Don't change anything you're not sure of. You can look around and exit to get comfortable with the bios. It will always ask if you want to save the changes. see if your sata channels are enabled. If not, enable them and follow Jefro's advice.

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#4
November 10, 2010 at 12:50:52
OK. I'll give it a shot and report back with my results.

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#5
November 10, 2010 at 13:27:27
I went into my BIOS and saw the both "Onboard IDE Controller" and Onboard SATA Controller" were Enabled so I decided to try Disabling the "Onboard IDE Controller" only and leaving the SATA enabled. It gave me the same results.

I'm really stuck. I have no clue what to do at this point. I don't even know how to navigate through my BIOS to set it to RAID, not to mention, I don't even know what that is.


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November 11, 2010 at 06:03:14

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#7
November 11, 2010 at 06:29:35
Go back into the bios and look in integrated peripherals. Then look for on chip sata type and set it to raid. save and exit.

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