Windows 8: Some Brief Thoughts.

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  1. Jarek says:

    Hello! I found problem with installing windows 8 on my inspiron 1720. The problem is that windows installer doesn’t see my hard drive. I downloaded drivers from Dell page, but they don’t work(the error prompts)

    Do You have any solution?

    • davemackey says:

      Jarek – Sorry, I don’t have a solution…I have seen this before though with servers. In that case, using a Dell Build CD seems to fix the issue, but I don’t believe Dell includes those for laptops/desktops and I don’t think the ones for servers will work with them.
      …Hmmm…I also seem to recall something about changing the status of the hard drive in the BIOS. e.g., it may be set as SATA and instead it should be set at ATA or IDE, at least until the install completes…Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

    • Christopher Ngo says:

      You need to set your hdd as active. Bring up command prompt, run:

      DISKPART

      LIST DISK

      SELECT DISK 0

      LIST PARTITION

      SELECT PARTITION # (replace # with main partition)

      ACTIVE

      EXIT

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