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so according to my BIOS my sata ports are AHIC. The box of the hdd says ATA. I also cannot change the setting in my bios thus getting a windows 7 install fail every time. Anything I can do about this? Even if i clone the drive im sure it will just bsod on start up.
post #2 of 11
Your Bios settings are fine, you're getting a Windows 7 Install fail for another reason. Is your CD scratched?

If you're HDD was not being recognized you would have no way to start your install. I don't know how your set up is though....make a system setup sig like me.
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ATA: Your drive is either a SATA or PATA drive. This determines how the drive connects physically to your motherboard. This isn't a setting or mode you can change.
AHCI: The mode your hard drive and motherboard ports work in. You can choose IDE or AHCI. Modern motherboards and SSDs/HDDs support AHCI, but you can try IDE.
 
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post #4 of 11
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I tried changing to IDE and get a BSOD on start up
post #5 of 11
Hey OP,

Can you please tell me what Motherboard and Hard Drive you have? Including BIOS version etc... Also, exactly which SATA port are you trying to connect it to?

There are numerous types of controllers, you could be using the wrong one.

Post your specifications in your Signature, may be able to assist more.
    
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Thread Starter 
here are my specs:
ntel H57 Motherboard
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post #7 of 11
Shouldn't be having any problems bro. Tell us exactly what the error is.


Many times I get a frozen screen I take the CD out and put in a USB stick before the next step....Maybe you can try loading the CD, and taking it out at the start up, cleaning it and reloading it.

Are you using a USB/ISO....It's most definately not your HDD, cuz it would give you Chkdsk errors only after the install.


Try running a HDD diagnostics first

Are you installing the OS on the HDD that is highest on the Bios priority


Installing it on you 2nd priority HDD will cause the computer to Reboot during the routine restart of the instillation process and boot from the empty HDD, and you have to reset the priority or change the boot order menu around before the installation re-post.
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
im using an iso and yes all my boot priotites and BIOS setting are correct. I have it hooked up right now. She reads and writes much faster thasn my old. But it just wont let me install windows.
post #9 of 11
Okay, run a HDD Diagnostics, if that shows no problems, go back into you Bios, and make sure you didn't accidentally initiate RAID mode or something...and after that....you just need to re-burn your ISO at a slower speed, 4x or slower.
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Western Digital 500gb Lite on 12x Blu-Ray Burner Corsiar H50 Windows 7 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Vizio 120hz 47in 1080p Thermaltake Black Widow 850w Lian Li Armoursuit PC-P50 Sumsung 5.1 1000W 
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Acellero Twin Trubo Pro II 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
see thats the thing. All three iso install fine. After i restart and set my new hdd as primary boot device it says "windows is configuring devices" then fails.
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