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Old 12-25-2007, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, today I received parts for a gaming computer. I have everything installed, but when installing Vista, it says that the Hard drive is not found. The hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320gb. When in the computer's BIOS, the hard drive is found.

I have read that the problem may have to do with the drivers, but I am no sure which drivers I need or if they are able to be installed without a floppy drive.

Thanks for your time.

EDIT: The motherboard is a Gigabyte P35-DS3R.
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LOL you have the same mobo as me and I was just having similar problems! Is your HDD plugged into one of the purple sata ports or one of the the yellow ones?
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It is plugged into one of the yellow sata ports.
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Plug it into a purple one

For some reason the same thing happened to me, HDD wouldn't work in the yellow ports, but it would in the purple ones. Idk why it's really weird.
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When it was plugged into a purple port, the hard drive wasn't recognized in the BIOS
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Did the bios recognize it when it was in the yellow port?
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I just plugged it back into the purple port and it is being recognized. So, I'm going to try installing windows again. I'll let you know what happens.
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o okay good luck man
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After trying to install again, the computer is trying o find drivers, but all the ones found are only visible if the box that says to hide drivers that are not compatible with this hardware is checked off.
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is your pc overclocked? im having same probs with this pc if i push it past 3.31Ghz the hard drive starts acting wonky and either doesnt get recognized, or it will say its a diffirent HD in windows or BIOS. Try setting your clock speed back see if that works
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