Windows cannot detect Hard Drive on clean install of Windows 7

Bought a laptop and its 1TB HDD was not detected by Windows 7. I have no other OS installed and cannot format from Windows.
The solution i found was to open command prompt during instalation and manually format the Disk.

Windows 7 Install Window
During the window where you need to choose the partition to install windows to

 Shift + F10
 diskpart [enter]
 list disk [enter]
 select disk [number] [enter]
 clean all [enter]
 THIS TAKES FOREVER ... IF YOU DON'T WANT TO WAIT AND HAVE A NEW HDD SKIP.
 delete all [enter] is a alternative to clean all
 create partition primary [enter]
 select partition 1 [enter]
 active [enter]
 format fs=ntfs [enter]
 assign [enter]
 exit [enter]
 exit [enter]
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Posted on 8 February 2016, in Today and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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