I tried to install windows 7 again and when it comes to the install part I get the error message "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK."
So I selected 'browse' and selected the usb stick folder I had copied the intel storage manager files too but I get the same error message again. Is this how I'm meant to add in the sata drivers?
Any other ideas appreciated thanks.
Possible work around: Could I install vista first and then upgrade to windows 7 using the cd key on the back of the laptop? (I have a seperate vista cd key I dont need)
Re: Cannot install Win 7 on Satellite C660-26H - HDD not recognised
in response to: sonneti
I installed vista on the laptop just to see if it all worked and it does. Plus I didn't have to add in any drivers for the sata during the install everything was detected by vista.
Well, this is what I meant above: usually you don’t need to include the SATA drivers into Win 7 or Vista since this driver is already included… therefore it’s really strange that Win 7 cannot recognize the HDD but Vista does…
What you can try to do is to upgrade the Vista to Win 7