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Ive gotta big virus in my pc and need to wipe my compaq evo 500 desktop. Setup cannot find installed hard drive. How do I make it find my installed hard drive?

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  • Andre Jones
    Andre Jones Jan 08, 2009

    I have two hard drives on an sata adapter card. The bios doesnt have the sata option located anywhere. instead I have the ide prim/sec. enable/disable options. So in short the original equip was not sata. thanks for responding and offering to lend me a hand.

  • Curtis Tuendemann May 11, 2010

    What type of Hard Drive do you have? SATA or IDE?

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(This is a fix for when you hit ENTER to install windows, and then the message pops out and says that windows does not recognize any drives press f3 to exit or something...if not try it anyways)

1) Download nlite.
2)Got to your manufacturers website>support> sata controller drivers...download them.
3)and go to this website....

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/res...p-installation/

lol i found i and i thought the screenshots would be a better guide...create the new windows cd like it says there...and you will be ready to go...drop me a message if you get stuck anywhere and ill be happy to help...

btw, you dont need to do anything on the set up(like hit f 6 to install extra drivers), that is only when you do it with a floppy.

good luck and let me know if this helps

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