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Old June 8, 2012, 08:09 PM
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My System Specs

Default not ahci but partitions not recognized

OK,

The problem with my initial XP install disc giving a black screen had to be the disc. From an academic affiliate of MS which I now have no respect for.

Solution for 7 install not recognizing the sata hard drive turned out to be the partitions on the drive. I originally created some using Gparted, then told both install discs to completely reformat when trying to install. Yet when I used a good (non-ISO) XP install disc it showed the old partitions, which I deleted.Then install was good to go. I didn't think it was anything to do with needing ahci or the sata ports.

Lost my main drive w/appl's while backing up my data, but over this hump and the rest should be easypeasy. Wall of famers - enaberif and ilya - thanks for the help! Hope some of your diagnostic smarts rubs off on me.
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