Windows installer doesnt recognize hard drive.


Sep 30, 2008
Im trying to do a clean install of Vista Ultimate. When i load the installer it doesnt recognize my harddrive, although the bios sees it and Seatools from seagate as well. I have formatted it through the dos command off the cd. Any ideas why the installer dosnt see it?
Vista has been known to not recognize SATA hard drives. It happened to me so I booted to an XP installation disk and that disk found the hard drive. I formatted it with XP and installed Vista no problem. It was a new, never used SATA HD.