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Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium/Hard drive trouble

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Well, i just recently built a new custom gaming computer, and I had just recently fixed a RAM issue that resulted in my computer not posting. After a month of waiting (fried 2 motherboards and a CPU in the process of finding the source of the issue)i finally managed to get the computer to post. Thinking my trouble was finally over i went into the BIOS and set the cd/dvd drive as the first to boot, and started installing Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. Unfortunately i am stuck with another problem. Windows cannot see my Western Digital 640GB hard drive. When i try to format it, windows says it cannot. The BIOS can see the hard drive, but i don't know why i am unable to format the hard drive.

here's my system specs:
Gigabyte M68M-S2P Motherboard
Nvidia GeForce 9800 512MB
Corsair 4GB 1.8V RAM
AMD Anthlon-II 3.0GHz Triple Core Processor
Western Digital WD6401AALS hard drive
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The drive you're using is a SATA drive. The necessary drivers for SATA will have to be installed manually before you can install Vista (or XP). Have a look at this article by John Barnett. Hope it helps.

Installing RAID/SATA Drivers
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