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Windows 7 doesn't see hdd on new build

by mrry79 / October 22, 2011 7:59 AM PDT

I recently built a computer (for the first time) and I tried installing Windows 7 64bit on it, but it doesn't see the hard drive. The hard drive shows up just fine in the BIOS so I tried installing Linux to see if that would see it..which it did. So why would Windows 7 not see the hard drive will everything else can?

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More about your hardware might help
by Steven Haninger / October 22, 2011 8:29 AM PDT

I could see that happening if you didn't plug the drive into a standard port but a specialty one in which case you'd need to pre-install a driver during the setup process.

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There's one clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2011 8:20 AM PDT

If Linux installed 7 may go blind on that drive. That's all the clues I have to work with in your post.

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