Why won't Win7 see the hard disk?
I've got a random problem with a PC that's totally baffled me.
The PC has a RC-410-M2 v2.1 motherboard. And has SATA disks connected. Some googling and I find it's made by a company called ECS. This is when I hit the first issues in that on there website they have a version 1 and a version 3 but nothing relating to 2.1. Moving on for the minute.
The PC was working fine with windows XP. When I've come to Win7 the machine setup, either direct from the DVD or from WDS/MDT can't see the hard disk. I've been through the BIOS and can't see anything that would stop this. After a number of failed attempts (including trying differenet disks) I decided to improvise. I put the hard disk in an entirely different machine imaged it fine then put it back in the original box. The PC will get half way through showing the Windows Logo that appears during the boot then it crashes.
Neither the V1 or V3 drivers contain anything like an additional mass storage driver which Win7 may be missing. And I didn't want to update the BIOS with any of the updates as they were for different revision boards.
So now I'm stuck. Any suggestions?