There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.


Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

Solved: Hard drive not showing up during installation


ipood209's Avatar
ipood209 ipood209 is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 12 posts.
Join Date: Feb 2012
Experience: Intermediate
25-Mar-2012, 06:52 PM #1
Solved: Hard drive not showing up during installation
Hello, my friend here is trying to install windows vista on his new PC that I built for him (specs below),he has the installation disk in hand. All goes well until he reaches "the select your drive" screen. His hard drive does not show up.
His motherboard does not have an IDE port for his hard drive, so he got one of these :
The hard drive has been detected in Ubuntu, but not here. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

PC specs:

Biostar h61 MLB motherboard
Intel celeron g530 dual core 2.40ghz processor
1 stick of 4gb gskill ripjawsX ram
430w thermaltake psu
punkboy15's Avatar
punkboy15 punkboy15 is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 40 posts.
Join Date: Jan 2008
Experience: Intermediate
25-Mar-2012, 11:42 PM #2
Download the drivers from the website onto a flash drive. During the install it should ask if you need to load raid/scsi drivers. Click on that and point it to the driver you downloaded and see if that works.
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

ide, install, installation, vista, windows

Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑