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Should every hard drive work with vista? When I put together my computer and tried a clean install of Vista Ultimate, the hard drive was not recognized by vista. I formatted the drive and it was still not recognized, it said that there was no drivers available. I called Microsoft and then Samsung, and the Samsung person said that this HDD might not be compatible with vista. Could this be possible? If so, what hard drive to do guys recommend I get that will work with vista?
The drive I have is: Samsung Spinpoint T Series 400gb SATA 3gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152085

Any HDD around the same price and size that will work with Vista?
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post #2 of 23
umm....it should work...wth?

Try installing SATA drivers and see if that'll work... (remember XP with F6 drivers?)
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post #3 of 23
I seriously never thought it could be possible ...
Did you tried the option when installing vista like format HD. I have formated my HD with Partition Magic before installing Vista and it wasnt recongnized. When formatted with the tool of vista it worked
post #4 of 23
is vista not allowing you or is ur bios recgonizing ur hd?
post #5 of 23
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Where can I find the SATA drivers? When the screen for installing vista comes up it is just blank, it is like vista does not recognize the drive. I had to go into the repair section just to format the drive with Microsoft support help.
I don't have much experience with building computers, but in the BIOS, I can see the HDD under "Standard CMOS Features." The drive is in IDE Channel 5 Master
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That should all work together. What is your sata configuration set to in BIOS?
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Where can I find the SATA configuration set?
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post #8 of 23
From the sound of it, you're intsalling it in XP. IF that's right.. did you partition it? I'd do a new format/partition using gparted live cd, or something to that effect.
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have you tryed a bios update?
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I am doing a clean install of vista. I just put all the parts together and put the Vista CD in. How do I do a BIOS update?
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