My windows 8 install does not detect my hard drive but bios does.


Jun 18, 2014
Specs: ECS Motherboard
WD 320 GB Hard disk

I formmated my hard disk partition to Mac os jounrel extended for hackintosh install now when i trying to install windows again
I am able to detect the hdd is the bios setttings but windows 8 installer does not detect the hdd saying i need to load driver. I cannot find these drivers on the install disk.Can anyone help me ?

Is there any way i can reformat my hard disk to ntfs to install windows
Hey there, iRaviMeena!

Since the drive was initialized, it is supposed to show up as a boot option. I'd suggest to refer to this KB article from MS and follow the troubleshooting steps there:
If the HDD is still unrecognizable and cannot be detected by the Windows Installation, I'd suggest to run the DOS version of WD's Data LifeGuard Diagnostics tool. It will tell us if there's anything wrong with the health and SMART status of the HDD. Here's a link to the software utility:
Another thing you can try is formatting the drive from the Installation media by using Command prompt in the System Recovery Options. Open it and type the commands:
diskpart > press Enter
list disk > press Enter
select disk X (X is the # of your HFS+ drive) > press Enter
clean > press Enter

Let me know how it goes! :)

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