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windows 7 install gaming PC issues

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#1 ianhaney50


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:35 AM



I have a gaming PC given to me and want to reinstall Windows 7 on it. I have reinstalled Windows 7 on it but the ethernet driver is missing as get a red cross in the bottom right corner and also the two SSD drives are not showing in my computer


I tried to install slimdrivers off a USB memory stick but did not install, where can I get a ethernet driver from, I don't know much about gaming computers, the case is a XIGMATEK. I just see on the board LGA 1150 which think is a ASUS board


also how can the get the TWO SSD drives to show again


UPDATE: Sorry am winning, got the ethernet driver sorted and am connected to the internet now, just need to get the two SSD drives to show up now if anyone knows how I can do that bit


Thank you in advance

Edited by ianhaney50, 05 January 2017 - 09:55 AM.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:06 AM

Do the following plz, don't know what your hardware is.



#3 ianhaney50

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:32 AM



I have done a screenshot and attached it to this message

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:57 AM

If you can get online this means that the computer is seeing the SSD with the operating system.  Open the Start Menu and type Disk Management in the Search box.  This will appear above the search box, click on it to open the Disk Manager.  Please create a screenshot of the contents and post the image in your topic.


How to make a screenshot
1. Download and run A Thousand Words .
2. Follow the wizard to capture a screenshot.
3. Use the built-in editor to resize, edit, or re-capture your screen shot. 
4. Your screen shot will be saved to your desktop when you finish the wizard.
You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.  
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options
When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.


When you do the Speccy Snapshot this will create a hyperlink which when it is clicked on will open the Speccy Snapshot.  What you have posted is only showing the categories, not the content of those categories.  Please use the instructions below to create the Speccy Snapshot.


Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
The one piece of information the Speccy will not provide is the make and model of your PSU.  If you know what it is please post this along with the Speccy link which will be generated.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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#5 ianhaney50

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:05 AM



just a quick update, I can see the Hard drives in disk management now at the bottom with black bars for each drive and right click on them and the options I get are below


New Spanned Volume

New Stripped Volume

Convert to Dynamic Disk

Convert to GPT Disk




which option would I need to click on to make them show in the computer folder in Windows 7


UPDATE: Sorry think I sussed it as seen New Simple Volume and did bit of Googling and see others saying to click on New Simple Volume and is formatting so hopefully all looks good

Edited by ianhaney50, 05 January 2017 - 11:17 AM.

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