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Trying to install win seven on Raptor X

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Right guys, for what ever reason windows seven installation does not recognise the WD drive ( how ever bios and windows recognise that a drive is there)

What's up and how do I fix it?

I've been to the WD site and they seem to not have drivers for their HDDs.



Edit: The drivers on my Asus disc didn't work, any more suggestions?
 
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I see, looks like I need to go hunting for my Asus disc D:
None of the drivers I have work : [
 
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is your HD brand new or was it used before?
 
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Used before.
 
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Does another windows install disk show you your Raptor??
 
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I like it better when I can just plug things in, or chop stuff up.

Damn software *shakes fist*

I've not checked from another install disc yet, will do now.
 
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Yup, and recognised IN windows seven ( if I boot from another HDD)
 

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sounds like your controller is in RAID or AHCI mode, and the OS doesnt have drivers for it.

your board may have more than one SATA controller, some boards have two. look for the colors on the sata ports, if you ahve two a different color to the others - dont use them.
 
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Most likely the problem actually... quick google search about your problem says exactly what Mussels said
 
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Ahh that it does, 3 different colours.

Thing is I said all 4 drivers from the Asus disc, would of thought one of them would of worked.

Just downloaded a driver from Asus which I'm going to try before trying different SATA ports.
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Edit: Both of these didn't work D:
 
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On request : ]

Sata controller is

JMicron JMB36X

( I assume this is what you meant)
 

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Sata controller is

JMicron JMB36X

( I assume this is what you meant)


that sounds like a secondary controller, not the primary. this the system in your specs?
 
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What version of windows is installed on the HD atm?
 
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Whoops no sorry system specs are out of date.

Mother board is an Asus P5Q3.

On the raptor there is nothing at all on the drive.

On the other HDD windows 7 7600 is running.
 

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Whoops no sorry system specs are out of date.

Mother board is an Asus P5Q3.

On the raptor there is nothing at all on the drive.

On the other HDD windows 7 7600 is running.

P45, DDR3, ICH10R


run off the other sata ports (the intel ones) and not the Jmicron, 7 comes with AHCI drivers for those built in.
 
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Someone on the internetz fixed your exact problem by installing Win XP 1st and then installing windows 7... idk if that helps
 
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I suppose I could install Vista then seven, but that takes ages, dvd drives are slow D:

I've tried all the SATA ports : /
 

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I suppose I could install Vista then seven, but that takes ages, dvd drives are slow D:

I've tried all the SATA ports : /

confirm what mode the controller is in in the BIOS, i suggest AHCI mode.
 
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I'm pretty sure its in IDE mode, will change that and let you know how things go.
 
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No luck : [

Going to see if I can install vista, then I'll install seven via the OS.
 
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