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dukethedj

Squidward Q. Tentacles
If this is in the wrong thread, please tell me. I am not thinking right today.

Yesterday, my PC booted up slow, like 3 hours on the windows logo. So, I decided to reinstall Windows 8. On the custom menu, my drives were detected. I selected my normal boot drive and I get something like: An error occurred, please see boot log. So, I put the thumb drive into a laptop and did not see the log in any folder. So, I tried to do it again, this time on my storage drive. I reformatted (Good thing I had all of my videos and pictures on my Windows Home Server) the drive and get the same error. Today, I tried to do it again, this time I get a message saying that there is no drives detected. The drives do work though, They are detected in the BIOS and I put them in my server to see if it works. So I used a Windows 7 Installer and I get the same message. Is it possible that my Motherboard is not working properly?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom ll X4 840
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    Memory
    Crucial 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC887 (OnBoard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V196WLB, HP w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440, 900 (60 Hz)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar SE16 (568 GB),
    WD Caviar Blue (500 GB)
    PSU
    Corsiar CX 600
    Case
    Some case from 2001
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    Dell USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gateway USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Wave Cable
    Browser
    IE11, Safari, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, EMET v4.0
    Other Info
    Rosewell front USB and cardreader,
    HP DVD burner(x2),
    Pinnacle Systems Firewire card

frozwire

8F Rookie
Member
If your hard drive is detected in your PC's BIOS then check your SATA mode configuration settings as you might need to load the SATA controller pre-installation drivers for the Windows setup to be able to detect your hard drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop

dukethedj

Squidward Q. Tentacles

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom ll X4 840
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    Memory
    Crucial 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC887 (OnBoard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V196WLB, HP w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440, 900 (60 Hz)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar SE16 (568 GB),
    WD Caviar Blue (500 GB)
    PSU
    Corsiar CX 600
    Case
    Some case from 2001
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    Dell USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gateway USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Wave Cable
    Browser
    IE11, Safari, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, EMET v4.0
    Other Info
    Rosewell front USB and cardreader,
    HP DVD burner(x2),
    Pinnacle Systems Firewire card

dukethedj

Squidward Q. Tentacles
Those drivers did not work. I might just get a real motherboard.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom ll X4 840
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    Memory
    Crucial 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC887 (OnBoard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V196WLB, HP w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440, 900 (60 Hz)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar SE16 (568 GB),
    WD Caviar Blue (500 GB)
    PSU
    Corsiar CX 600
    Case
    Some case from 2001
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    Dell USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gateway USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Wave Cable
    Browser
    IE11, Safari, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, EMET v4.0
    Other Info
    Rosewell front USB and cardreader,
    HP DVD burner(x2),
    Pinnacle Systems Firewire card

neroextreme

Banned
I think you should know you hdd is not working properly
they detected in bios menu so what a big deal
there may be three thing you should check out
1. put the drive other desktop see what happens
2. take look for your hdd format (must be in NTFS)
3. take some time do a zero level hdd format
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Made
    CPU
    Intel i3 2100
    Motherboard
    Intel DH661W
    Memory
    4+2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1 GB 6670 GDDR 3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster SA300 18.5''
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    WD 1TB Sata
    PSU
    Cooler Master 500w
    Case
    iBall
    Keyboard
    Logitech K200
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    256Kbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Antivirus Sucks

dukethedj

Squidward Q. Tentacles
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I think you should know you hdd is not working properly
they detected in bios menu so what a big deal
there may be three thing you should check out
1. put the drive other desktop see what happens
2. take look for your hdd format (must be in NTFS)
3. take some time do a zero level hdd format

1: I put them in my server, worked fine. Even RAID worked.
2: Drive was formatted to NTFS in the server.
3: Getting to that now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom ll X4 840
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    Memory
    Crucial 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC887 (OnBoard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V196WLB, HP w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440, 900 (60 Hz)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar SE16 (568 GB),
    WD Caviar Blue (500 GB)
    PSU
    Corsiar CX 600
    Case
    Some case from 2001
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    Dell USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gateway USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Wave Cable
    Browser
    IE11, Safari, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, EMET v4.0
    Other Info
    Rosewell front USB and cardreader,
    HP DVD burner(x2),
    Pinnacle Systems Firewire card

dukethedj

Squidward Q. Tentacles
Ok, so after I formatted my drives (only my storage drive is detected now) I went to install Windows and got the message: "We couldn't create new partition or locate an existing one. For moar information, please see the Setup log files." As said before, I got this message and cant find the setup log file at the beginning. I have a feeling a new motherboard will fix the problem. Any thoughts?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom ll X4 840
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    Memory
    Crucial 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC887 (OnBoard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V196WLB, HP w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440, 900 (60 Hz)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar SE16 (568 GB),
    WD Caviar Blue (500 GB)
    PSU
    Corsiar CX 600
    Case
    Some case from 2001
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    Dell USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gateway USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Wave Cable
    Browser
    IE11, Safari, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, EMET v4.0
    Other Info
    Rosewell front USB and cardreader,
    HP DVD burner(x2),
    Pinnacle Systems Firewire card
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