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.
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 allcreate partition primary [enter] select partition 1 [enter] active [enter] format fs=ntfs [enter] assign [enter] exit [enter] exit [enter]