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I just got basically a fully-parted rig from a friend. It contains a Q9650, EP45-UD3P rev 1.0, 4gbs of ram, 250 gb hard drive. I have the PSU from RMA. I downloaded the SATA drivers off of Gigabyte's website after I found out that everything was working. Unfortunately installing the drivers during W7 installation did not make it recognize the hard drive. I've tried going on SETUP and loading the optimized defaults. No luck. I'm pretty sure the hard drive is not dead because during the boot screen, it could read the hard drive as WD 250gb drive. I've tried googling the solutions but some of them were just the ones I've tried. I didn't think I would have a hard time because I had the same problem on my main rig that I'm using right now, I loaded the drivers I got from ASUS during W7 installation and boom, it reads the hard drive.
    
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Have you checked the Disk Management window to see if it is detected there?

Here is how to get there.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/disk-management-windows-7.htm

Look for any drive there without a letter.

If a perfectly functioning drive does not have a drive letter, it won't appear in My Computer. An Unformatted drive won't either, and you can format it there and assign a letter to allow access to it.
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i can't get to desktop because there is no OS on it. I'm trying to install Windows on it.
    
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Oh, sorry I missed that. Pretty late for me haha.

Have you tried changing the SATA mode? Try setting it to IDE/Legacy.
You do this in the BIOS.
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Yep, I tried tweaking some of the options for peripherals. During the startup black screen where it tells you that it detects devices connected to your computer, it shows the hard Drive, so I assume that it works. Just doesn't show up for Windows installation.
    
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Do you have another computer to test it in?
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Yeah. I guess I can plug in the hard drive to see if disk management detects it.
    
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Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Plug and Play moniter (LG) Gateway (Stock) Rosewill Capstone 550 WATTS 
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