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Lenovo G50-70 - Installing W8.1 cannot detect HDD

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    Lenovo G50-70 - Installing W8.1 cannot detect HDD


    Hey
    Im trying to install Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo G50-70 but it needs a driver to see the HDD (1TB disk)

    Can some one help me to find the driver ??? I´ve been trying find it in Lenovo´s site but without any luck

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    Try here and choose storage and windows version.
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    It doesnt work, its an .exe
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    Does your UEFI/BIOS see the disk? And are you just updating from 8 to 8.1? Or clean install? because windows default drivers should see the disk.
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    Yes the BIOS see the disk. Im trying to do a clean install of W8.1 - Its a brand new laptop with, you know, a lot of preinstalled crap I dont want.
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    In UEFI is your disk set for GPT, safe boot on, fast boot on?
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    I tried both with no luck
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    Is the disk already formatted to ntfs ?
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    Its preinstalled with w8.1 home. So I guess yes
    But maybe it could help with a clean format?
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    Quote Originally Posted by professorb View Post
    Its preinstalled with w8.1 home. So I guess yes
    But maybe it could help with a clean format?
    Oh one other question before it's too late...I realize you're trying to do a clean install but: Have you first made your recovery disk using windows own create a recovery drive and/or the Lenovo onekey recovery if your system came with it(first thing I did) in case something goes wrong?
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