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Old September 12, 2012, 07:44 AM
perfectblue perfectblue is offline
Join Date: Sep 2012
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  • i5 3750k
  • Asrock z77 extreme4
  • 8 gigs ddr3 ripjaw gskill
  • nvidia gtx 260
  • Antec 650w
  • Windows 7 64 bit
  • Hard drives attempting to use for new install: Western Digital X2, Seagate

Problem I am having is hard drives I plug into the Asrock z77 are not showing up in Windows 7 install. When I first unpackaged the computer, I attempted to use an old Western Digital hard drive from my previous Q9550/EVGA 780i system. I was unaware that hard drives from another chip set install probably wont boot into windows. So I foolishly I attempted to boot into windows right after I assembled the new i5 computer with a old hard drive from a Q9550 system. Not sure if this might be part of the problem, but I figured I would mention it.

The hard drive showed up in BIOS but did not show up "Where do you want to install windows". Neither did my other hard drives ( another Western Digital & Seagate). However, if I take any of these hard drives and put them back into my old Q9550/EVGA 780i and put in the Windows 7 install CD, they will show up in the box of drives available. In other words, all hard drives are showing up to install windows 7 on in my old q9550/evga 780i system, but none of the drives are showing up in my new Asrockz77.

Hard drive showing up in Asrock Z77 bios:

When I try to install windows 7 to a hard drive it does not show up

Here is the SAME hard drive put back into my old q9550/evga 780i system. It shows up.

All hard drives show up in the q9550/evga 780i, none of them show up in the Asrock z77

  • Changing sata cables in case ones I were using were faulty.
  • Trying different sata ports
  • Upgraded to latest Board BIOS
  • One stick of RAM at a time
  • Diskpart: tried disk part command, then disk list and it displays "no fixed disk to show"

I am insuring that only a single HDD and CD are plugged into the sata ports at a time. They are both plugged into Intel sata controller ports, not the Asmedia ones as confirmed by this screen shot and video. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Review [HD] - YouTube

Never encountered an issue like this before and its really pulling my hair out.Thanks in advance
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