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Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system when setup Windows

July 21, 2009 by @HKw@! | Filed under PC Hardware Troubleshooting, Windows.

i tried to install Windows Server 2003 to my HP Notebook. After booting from the Windows Server 2003 CD, i followed the on screen instruction to press Enter to install the Windows. An error message “Setup did not find any hard disk drives…” prompt out after i press the Enter.

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This error occurred because of the Windows Setup does not have a suitable driver on my notebook SATA or SCSI controller.

Solution : change BIOS Configuration

  • Enter your BIOS/Setup Utility
  • Go to System Configuration -> Device Configurations
  • Set SATA native Mode to Disable
  • Save & Exit
  • Reboot and begin the Windows Setup again.

After changed the BIOS setting, i able to install Windows Server 2003 to my HP laptop. If you have same problem, please try this solution. Your problem should be able to solve 🙂

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2 Responses to “Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system when setup Windows”

  1. stupidgoat says:


    hi,

    if i do that, wouldn’t it will take away all my SATA capability? i won’t be able to do a SATA raid with the SATA controller disable, am i right? what about the SATA speed? will i get the same speed with the controller disable?

    thx.

  2. @HKw@! says:


    After you install the windows, try to install the SATA Compatible driver. I think it should be work.

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