I hate asking for help but here we go. Just put together a new build. when trying to instal win 7 I get to the fresh instal bit which then leads to the computer wont recognize the hard drive (sata 1tb WD). This is a used hd so not sure if it has been properly formatted yet. Anyhow..in the bios it asks whether it is acpi or ide...If in ide mode it will recognize hd but wont allow win 7 to instal, if in acpi mode it wont recognize at all....I have tried searching for drivers but no luck.
If someone says make sure disk is formatted first (which I am sure they will and I probably should) would it be best to connect to other computer as a slave and format???
I would have thought that the problem is sata driver, but certainly win 7 should have it for this hd and board?
core 2 duo e8400
gigabyte ga-ep43-ud3l (v1.0)
corsair ddr2 (3gb)
sata sony dvd drive
860w power supply