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What is item 4?
I could not find that board. Anyhow, the most common reason I find W7 won't install is the owner formatted the HDD prior to install. I get out my DBAN or GPARTED CD, boot that and wipe the drive clean.
I've had new drives need wipes.
It's "nothing new" about that so I don't invest more time or writing. It's something you just do.
As to the board. Reading up on what it is to see if there is a RAID or other chipset that could block installs. REMEMBER. Boot HDD/SSD goes to lowest numbered SATA port.
Connection issue with HDD
After stumbling around the BIOS I noticed it doesn't appear the HDD is connecting from SATA0 which it's connected to. SATA1 reads "ATAPI iHAS12 (ATAPI - 1.5Gg/s). But SATA0 reads [Not Installed]. Even in the Boot Priority it doesn't pick up SATA0 HDD.
I'm guessing this is the issue? And could this be the cable connection or something in the settings?
Thanks in advance.
Sounds like a failed port.
Since it's dead anyway, see if a BIOS upgrade helps with more boot options.
Just for yuks
Connect the hdd to sata 1.
What does the bios show?
Now move it to sata 2.
What does the bios show?
Kind of like the two doors with the lady and the tiger.
It showed [Not Installed] for Sata1, Sata2, and Sata3. Which is weird because Sata2 recognizes the optical drive when connected to it. Could it be the HDD in that case?
One way to tell.
Try this drive in another PC and another drive in this PC.
Is this hdd powering on?
If so can you replace the sata cable, perhaps use the odd cable for a test?
Signs of HDD powering on?
I tried using a spare Sata cable that did connect the optical drive successfully. Still no luck with the HDD though.
I can't tell if the HDD is powering on or not. Should it be noticeable(lights/sound)?
Depending on how it's mounted you might be able to put your finger on it and feel it vibrating or it's warm to the touch.
It does feel slightly warm to the touch. But other than that I can't distinguish if it's powering on.
I guess like R.Proffit mentioned above, I'll have to try it in another PC which may be difficult considering I only have my laptop as an alternative...
Check the hard disk's partition structure
I've seen this message when I have started a Windows install disk using a computer's boot menu and selecting "UEFI CD\DVD" boot, but having the hard disk onto which the install was to be be performed being MBR partition structure.
I assume one could get the same message if the the install CD was started in "legacy" (i.e. non-UEFI) mode and the hard disk had the GPT partition structure.