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    Default HDD Not Showing up when installing windows

    Hi There Fellow Gamers

    New to the forum but been a ghost browser for years.

    I have scoured the internet looking for a solution on the below issue but alas I cannot find anything that helps.
    Hoping someone can assist me on this.

    I am trying to install W10 on my Asus ROG G73J, Hard drive i am trying to install windows on is a SamsungHM310.

    Problem is Windows does not detect HDD in installation but does however show up in BIOS.

    Tried Diskpart in installation as well with no success.

    Unplugged HDD and connected it to another PC via external casing, it shows up there.

    Any help will be highly appreciated.
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    Is this a USB drive? Windows 10 won't install on a USB drive.
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    You can try the following:

    Right-click on My Computer (or This PC) -> Manage
    Under the storage tab and disc management you should see a drive that has no partitions. Just click on it an create a partition.

    Let us know if it works.
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    No it is the laptops HDD, 2.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarBound View Post
    You can try the following:

    Right-click on My Computer (or This PC) -> Manage
    Under the storage tab and disc management you should see a drive that has no partitions. Just click on it an create a partition.

    Let us know if it works.
    Tried the above, Drive letter I displays as healthy.

    I did however see that device shows an error in device manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoejoZA View Post
    No it is the laptops HDD, 2.5"
    The partition looks fine. I think @SauRoN meant if it's connect via USB. You need to connect it directly with the internal SATA/SSD cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowbrains View Post
    The partition looks fine. I think @SauRoN meant if it's connect via USB. You need to connect it directly with the internal SATA/SSD cable.
    It is normally connected internally via SATA, I only took it out to test HDD.


    Tried EaseUS Partition Manager as well, all seems ok with drive up until it is re-connected back into Laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoejoZA View Post
    It is normally connected internally via SATA, I only took it out to test HDD.


    Tried EaseUS Partition Manager as well, all seems ok with drive up until it is re-connected back into Laptop.
    Then it sounds like you may have a dead S-ATA port or cabling inside the laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoN View Post
    Then it sounds like you may have a dead S-ATA port or cabling inside the laptop.
    He mentioned that it shows up in the bios, so that would indicate the cable is working. Could swap cables just to make sure.

    Alternatively, maybe trying formatting the drive via Diskpart on another PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoN View Post
    Then it sounds like you may have a dead S-ATA port or cabling inside the laptop.
    Will swap the cable as i i have already done Diskpart clean while it was connected to another Pc.

    It is in GPT format at the moment, will it make a difference if i convert disk to MBR?

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