03-12-2008 04:09 PM
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03-30-2008 05:33 PM - edited 03-30-2008 05:39 PM
03-30-2008 07:12 PM
03-31-2008 07:02 AM
12-05-2008 11:28 AM
I have discovered the following while attempting to install Widows Vista Home on a freshly "wiped" or "zeroed" hard drive with a newly flashed BIOS. The Vista installation CD loaded files and recognized the HDs, but it would install since there wasn't a volume that supported its requirements. At first, I thought this may be a driver issue for my Segate ST3160811AS but soon learned the Microsoft OS provides the segate drivers. I performed the following tasks to resolve the issue.
I closed out of the installation window that displays and recognizes the drives and the installation CD defaulted to the installation window with the "repair" options.
I clicked the "repair" link and opened a command prompt.
In the command prompt, I entered the following commands with out quotes:
"list disk" (not needed but I like "seeing" the list as a check)
"select disk 0"
"list disk" (not needed but I like checking the correct disk is selected"
"create partition primary" (if you want to specify a size, do a "help create partition primary" to get the information. Personally, I would suggest that you not create a size."
--The above should have created a "primary" partition in a "RAW" format and a volume with an assigned letter. Let's check
--I would suggest you leave the volume in the "RAW" format. This will allow Vista to format it in its default settings.
After creating the volume, which usually has a letter "c" assigned, I close out of the command prompt and restart the computer.
Once I created the primary partition and "Raw" volume, the VISTA installation CD allowed me to "select" a HD to install Vista and all has been well so far.
I am placing this here because it may help some people.
04-02-2009 09:59 PM
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I've spent two straight days trying to get my old formerly raided hard disk into a new clean vista non raid sata install... NOTHING worked.. Vista install REFUSED to select a hard drive no matter what I did.. no drivers from MO manuf worked, not seagate, not putting in my working computer and formatting, NOT NOTHING...
THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKED... THANK GOD FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO TAKE THE TIME TO POST ANSWERS !!!
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Thanks so much..