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Lewis

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Hi!


I'll get right to it. I have a vizio all in one desktop (CA24-A2 to be exact). I purchased it with windows 7 installed on it, and i upgraded it to windows 8. I decided to return back to windows 7 because the Metro UI always crashed on me. I purchased a windows 7 disc and booted the computer off the disc. When the installation asks which drive to install it to, nothing appears. For some reason, the installation disc is not reading the drives. I've checked vizio's page, but didn't find any drivers for the hard drive. I check the Bios menu and both drives appear. I've read on other forum about changing the bios mode (AHCI,IDE), but my bios menu is very restricted, and i dont have that option available. I used MiniTool Partition wizard on a bootable cd, and it was able to see my hard drives. I added some pictures below, hopefully it helps.

On top of not reading the drives, windows 8 won't boot up now and i keep getting "bootmgr is missing" error. I would appreciate any help, I've been stuck on this for the last few days.






 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7/8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Vizio CA24-A2

area 66

Banned
from what I can see you are missing the system reserved partition, this is why you have this error
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.
    Country Flag
    Canada
    State/Region Flag
    ca quebec

Lewis

New Member
I've tried that one already. Downloaded both windows 7 and 8 and placed them on a usb (formatted to NTFS) and when i insert the usb drive it shows the usb read, but no files on it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7/8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Vizio CA24-A2

Lewis

New Member
I tried booting from UEFI DVD drive and ran the windows installation. It is still not finding the hard drives. :-(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7/8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Vizio CA24-A2

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