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Can't Reinstall Vista - No Drives Found

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#1 luderdune


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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:59 AM

I recently replaced the hard drive due to failure. I believe when I had first tried to install Vista I formatted the hard drive, and after that it was undetectable, it was a while ago so I can't remember correctly.

Anyhow I looked for an AHCI/IDE setting in BIOS to change but can't find one. The hard drive isn't detected in the BIOS anymore either. I tried burning the chipset driver and hard drive driver to DVD from Sony's site but neither were recognized in Vista.

Any idea what I can do here? I'm thoroughly lost.

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#2 Allan


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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:01 AM

If the hd isn't detected in bios either the drive may be shot or the cables or connections are bad.

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