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hard drive not being picked up when trying to install windows 8 on a HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook 4-1115dx

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Greetings OCN, its been like 2 years since my last post so i'm just gonna get right to it

i have a friends laptop that i recently was asked to fix and so i said id do a clean install of windows.

i've seemed to have run into a problem
the laptop uses a uefi bios, and the harddrive has all the correct formatting, GPT and NTFS

but when im trying to install windows 8, the harddrive is not being picked up. i've run the onboard diagnostics and the harddrive is seems to be fine
any help would be great.

to be clear, i did a full format of the harddrive, using diskpart so there aren't any recovery partitions, so that avenue is no longer viable.

p.s sorry if this is in the wrong section, i haven't been on ocn since 2012 and the layout is completely different.

thanks

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I have used this successfully for UEFI installs on dell laptops with similar issues... it should solve your issue also. http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html
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trying now, thanks
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