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windows 8 cant recognize my HDD but the bios does

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    windows 8 cant recognize my HDD but the bios does

    i had installed windows 8 before had a winload error, so decided to installed it to format it now i have nothing in my hdd but when i try to install win 8, win 8 cant recognize my hdd, the bios does.
    help please? i would appreciate it

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt ( for uEFI only)
    & than Reboot PC to install.

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    If you have a uEFI BIOs:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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windows 8 cant recognize my HDD but the bios does

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