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Windows 8 installation, HDD not detected

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    Windows 8 installation, HDD not detected

    My friend has an ultrabook (hp envy 6-1113tx) which came with windows 8 pre-installed and after of more than 1 year of usage the OS became unstable and sluggish so he wanted to do a reinstall. I made bootable usb and enabled the legacy mode in BIOS after which the usb became visible in boot options. But it didn't show any HDD to install the OS on during installation. And also the HDD partition style is GPT.

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  2. #2

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

    Reset the UEFI/BIOS back to as was, & install in UEFI mode.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    but if I reset the BIOS to as it was which includes disabling the legacy mode then the bootable usb won't show itself in the boot menu.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    Have you tried this? -> Reset your PC from the manufacturer recovery partition. You don't need Windows 8/8.1 DVD/USB/ISO.

    Reset Windows 8

    Reset Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from within Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
    5. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

    A) On the left side in PC settings, click/tap on Update & Recovery.
    6. If you have Windows 8 or Windows RT

    A) Click/tap on General on the left side, click/tap on the Get started button under the Remove everything and reinstall Windows section on the right side


    How to create UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 8.1 64-bit USB flash drive, which is only bootable in UEFI Boot Mode?

    - Download and run the Rufus program.
    - Connect your USB flash drive.
    - Click on the browse icon and select your Windows 8.1 64-bit ISO image file.
    - Under Partition scheme and target system type, select GPT partition scheme for UEFI Computer
    - Under File system, select FAT32
    - Click on Start button.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    I used rufus to make the UEFI bootable USB and it worked.

    Thanks for your help.
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Windows 8 installation, HDD not detected
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