03-08-2018 02:33 PM
I am trying to do a windows 10 clean installation on my new lenovo Ideapad 320S 14IKB. However, when I start the installation Windows cant detect eny drive on my computer. May I ask for advice to solve this issue?. I attach a picture.
03-09-2018 08:10 AM - last edited on 03-09-2018 09:11 AM by Majestic
If you get the error that drive not found during windows installation try out the below steps
Solution 1.Check whether the hard disk is recognized by BIOS.
If there is no error message shown, we suggest trying this method at first. Of course, even if error messages are given, you can also try this solution prior to doing any operation. Please start computer, press a specified key for several times to enter BIOS, and then look for your hard drive. If it is missing or invisible from BIOS (shown as None or Not detected), here are 4 possible reasons as well as countermeasures:
After you are doing these attempts, the hard disk might be detected by BIOS, and then you can go on installing Windows. But if the disk is still invisible, you may need to contact your hard disk manufacturer for help.
Solution 2. Update or install storage controller driver.
Though Windows Install can't find the hard disk, it is always showing you error messages and corresponding solutions, like "We couldn't find any drives. To get a storage driver, click Load driver" or "No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation". In this case, you can load driver as the error message prompts.
Solution 3. Clean Disk with MiniTool Partition Wizard or Diskpart
If you have backed up important files by following instructions in How to Backup Data part, now you can use either MiniTool Partition Wizard or Diskpart to clean disk without worrying about data loss.
Solution 5.Change disk controller mode from IDE to AHCI.
Tip: this method is just proved to be useful for a small part of users, so most probably it doesn't work for your situation. In addition, this solution is recommended if you are installing Windows on a SSD, because AHCI plays an important role in enhancing SSD performance.
If hard disk is not detected during installing Windows on an existing system, you can try changing disk controller mode from IDE to AHCI to fix the error. Detailed steps are as follows (take Windows 7 for example):
When Windows starts, it will detect the BIOS change and load new disk driver. And then you can run Windows setup program to see whether the error has been fixed. If the hard disk is still invisible after you change the disk controller mode, to wipe hard disk might work.
Solution 6. Update the driver for your PC's chip set.
A chipset is a set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals. It controls communications between the processor and external devices. Computers that use certain types of chip sets and have Advanced Format hard disk drives installed might receive such installation errors. To fix these problems, try installing the latest drivers for your computer's chip set from the chip set manufacturer.
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