I finally got it working, but I ran into problems with the Windows 7 setup. I own both Acronis and Ghost but I suppose they don't have the adaptive restore feature. When i go to install windows 7 on the new one , i get an error that windows cannot install and does not recognize the dynamics of the format on the sata drive. Also, do you think that there's a chance that the drivers wouldn't needed to be supplied again since they would already be in the installed Win 7 before imaging? Programming Excel is my favorite game. Most of the drivers are required to be run from within windows.
Are you sure you didn't get further in to setup the first time you tried this and now it's trying to resume a failed setup? That leaves finding the right driver somewhere else, then. Based on comments and other research I have done, changing the values of the following Start registry keys to either 0 or 3 might also be necessary. Click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation. Why they did a 4gb laptop with 32bit is beyond me. At the very beginning where you press the F6 key to supply a driver. Dell support was completely useless and didn't even try to help. It worked smoothly, and without consequential effects.
Ive used it on other models the w510 just seems to have a issue with it. On the other hand, I do understand that this hardware is not much of a gaming platform by today's standards, but I'm not interested in games per se. Running from a bootable cd, is one such environment. In the numerous Intel builds I have never encountered this. Just in case it wasn't clear from the title, I am running Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit. During the web enabled Windows 7 install I didn't witness a prompt to hit F7 to install third-party drivers. But issues like this are why we do what we do, so hopefully my experience will save some of you some grief! How can I get the drive detected? If it has been installed, updating overwrite-installing may.
I just realized that the drives are showing up but windows 7 setup wont let me pick them. Hi Sergio You mat not need the sata driver to install Vista 64 bit. Here's my specs, any help is appreciated. Update: With the variety of hardware and drivers out there, it seems that my procedure above does not always work. Highlight the empty space on the disk as where you want Windows 7 installed and hit Next.
When done boot the machine from free Add-on to Drive Backup 9. Is there another place I should ask this question? Tech support cant help me on them as the 2 they show on there system wont work. Can you run Driver Magician on that system and collect the drivers? So its picking up the drives just locking out me being able to load to them for some reason. Not sure if the E2 is that different. When you reach the point where you are asked where to install, select Drive options advanced and delete the partition on the disk.
The installer kept claiming the computer did not meet minimum requirements or something similar. Windows 7 setup shows it as compatable but after i load them it cannot detect the hard drive still. Does it mean it's actually for another computer model and not for the W510? Wont let me goto the normal drive list to see it blank or anything. I got confounded because it would not let me create a partition - Format it. If the Dell Intel Matrix Storage Manager doesn't want to install, you could try the newer drivers from the Intel download site. In addition to that, don't forget to constantly check with our website so that you don't miss a single new release. Just leave your bios like it is and install Vista then after you get to windows install the storage manager! Can anyone help me to get the right drivers.
This one allows setting master vs. You asked for a workaround and this is definitely one! Disabling driver signature enforcement worked. It kept telling me it needed device drivers. I have tried F8 at loading to 'disable driver signing' in hopes that it was an unsigned driver, however nothing works. The program successfully recognized the driver in the F6 file.
So, that leaves one question: is it still necessary to install the driver supplied in this thread? Using a standard windows 7 pro 64bit oem cd. I have a new computer , i formatted the drive i want to use in it with my 32 bit xp on the old one. So i tried the lenovo ones and they kept saying no new devices found. Either case doesn't find suitable drivers. That s why Vista could see the drive before you pointed to the intel storage manager.
Windows 7 64-bit chipset drivers may be hard to locate for that board, since both the motherboard maker and the chipset maker have gone out of business. Do you have that card in machine yet? It refused to install it, saying that it was unsigned. Well i need some more information. I could get it to accept most of the Vista chipsets; first 6 or so on the list below. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. It was simple after that as you might expect. I checked Western-Digital website, but no-dice.