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#672367 - 3rd Mar 2012 7:37am Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd
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Registered: 12th Oct 2011
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I've seated the new hdd properly.

Bios sees it.

Windows installer doesn't.

Was up till 2am trying to get it to work and I give up. Because my laptop is one
From Pcworld ad it's an advent, you can't download the scsi drivers for the installer. They don't exist.

I usually love the challenge of doing this but was literally pulling my hair out last nigh after 6 hours. I actually want to make someone hurt.

Anyone suggest anything before someone gets hurt?

Cheers

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#672368 - 3rd Mar 2012 7:54am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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#672371 - 3rd Mar 2012 8:16am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Have you tried connected it to another machine in a cady and formating it 1st.

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#672374 - 3rd Mar 2012 8:39am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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I was gonna suggest using a third party to format the disk. Hirens boot disk is good

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#672376 - 3rd Mar 2012 9:03am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Dont know what os you are trying to install, but this is how I managed to get mine to accept os disc (In bios...change system (SATA)configuaration from AHCI to ATA) dont know if its same problem, but mine was doing the same untill i changed this.
Maybe worth a try.
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#672380 - 3rd Mar 2012 9:17am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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There are no bios options to change, besides boot order. I don't have access to another pc. Just found the disk that came with the laptop do this is my last hope.

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#672382 - 3rd Mar 2012 9:24am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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what os are you wanting to install.

I have a hdd caddy if you want me to format your new drive for you,

I also have a genuine windows xp with genuine key, if you want to try it


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#672384 - 3rd Mar 2012 9:26am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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There are no raid / scsi drivers on the manufacturers disk. Ffs

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#672385 - 3rd Mar 2012 9:27am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Where abouts are you willo? I need te laptop ASAP or a business meeting on Monday

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#672386 - 3rd Mar 2012 9:30am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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I formatted the drive using puppy Linux but still not recognised by windows. Proper pissing me off. Had xp working on it yeaterday but was only showing some of the hdd. So, I installed sp2 and got bsod every boot(even safe mode). Now xp has magically disappeared. Great.

I'm trying to install xp now and will try installing windows seven from within, if that doesn't work I'm givin up and buying a new laptop!

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#672387 - 3rd Mar 2012 9:32am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Originally Posted By: DeanoBirko
Where abouts are you willo? I need te laptop ASAP or a business meeting on Monday
sent you pm
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#672388 - 3rd Mar 2012 9:35am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Your laptop should have been supplied with a Utility CD which contains a copy of the user manual and all the drivers.

If Not :-

The 5301 is basically a rebadged Uniwill U50SI2 (you should see this printed on the underside of the laptop). I'm fairly certain this is the same as the Gericom Phantom A4 Superlight 53120, the Gericom website contains drivers and a user manual.:-

http://download.gericom.com/NOTEBOOK/Phantom-Serie/A4-Superlight-53120-U40si-U50si/

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#672391 - 3rd Mar 2012 9:44am Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Yeah those drivers are the only ones on the manufacturers cd. All the installation program's are for windows.

Basically I need a raid/SCIs driver but afaik they have never been released. The sis chipset drivers only alter the graphics / VGA. I have found some intel raid drivers, would they work?

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#672423 - 3rd Mar 2012 12:00pm Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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What do you need RAID drivers for on a laptop?

Are you sure that the HDD is seated correctly?
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#672424 - 3rd Mar 2012 12:03pm Re: Win 7 / XP / Vista install no recognise hdd [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Is there any jumper settings on the hard drive for setting the disk to sata 1 or 2.What hard drive you got.

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