i have since hooked up my old pc and formatted it on that then re-allocated my partitions
Master Kenobi wrote:I doubt it is the disk that is the problem, Windows is likely recognizing the new motherboard features that weren't present on the old one and is asking for the appropriate drivers. He could probably just hit cancel on every prompt and Windows will load the microsoft defaults. This would let him load the OEM drivers after windows boots.
Chrispy_ wrote:Don't format it.
Plug it back into your old PC, open disk management and delete all the partitions on that disk. Make sure it's listed as a basic disk and not a dynamic disk, then move it back to your new PC and install windows.
Windows 8 setup is finding foreign partitions and disk information. The best way to install a clean copy is on an unpartitioned disk, just like a new disk.
I think both of us are assuming he's getting the "no drives detected, install disk/disk controller drivers" prompt.
It's not clear, but I'm pretty sure that's the only prompt you get for drivers during Windows setup.
SATA mode to AHCI in the BIOS
anotherengineer wrote:"i am installing using an external dvd drive"
Ok well make sure it is not plugged into a ubs 3.0 port or you won't get anywhere.
And in the BIOS, look up the boot order and make sure usb drive(dvd) is first and hdd is 2nd.
Also may have to enable usb boot support, depending on bios.
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