Windows Vista No Drives Found during Installation [SOLVED]

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Thanks. We visited that website in another thread and I actually downloaded some of those files but I can't remember what we said about them. Honestly, I think you're best off going the route I mentioned. When I was installing the Server 2008 updates, one of them caused the boot manager for this dual boot Vista system to get screwed up and I ended up having to buy a new hard drive to do a new install using the ISO from Ex_Brit burned to a CD. Worked like a charm. I also had to reinstall the same ISO on the secondary drive. There were maybe a half dozen additonal updates that Windows found after that. As I said, you would have to set the boot priority for the drive used to first in the BIOS.
 

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Thanks. We visited that website in another thread and I actually downloaded some of those files but I can't remember what we said about them. Honestly, I think you're best off going the route I mentioned. When I was installing the Server 2008 updates, one of them caused the boot manager for this dual boot Vista system to get screwed up and I ended up having to buy a new hard drive to do a new install using the ISO from Ex_Brit burned to a CD. Worked like a charm. I also had to reinstall the same ISO on the secondary drive. There were maybe a half dozen additonal updates that Windows found after that. As I said, you would have to set the boot priority for the drive used to first in the BIOS.
You had to buy a NEW HARD DRIVE just because your boot manager got corrupted? Why couldn't you just do a format on Linux so it overwrites the data?
 

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Tried every trick in the book to fix the MBR but was unsuccessful. If you mean format the drive, I didn't want to lose the data on it. For some reason, it also screwed up the partitions on the secondary drive where I had an image file (which became unusable). I could still read the original two drives after I reinstalled Vista on the new one and recover all of my personal files.
 

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Tried every trick in the book to fix the MBR but was unsuccessful. If you mean format the drive, I didn't want to lose the data on it. For some reason, it also screwed up the partitions on the secondary drive where I had an image file (which became unusable). I could still read the original two drives after I reinstalled Vista on the new one and recover all of my personal files.
Oh I thought it got ruined or something. I see no reason why those ISO's don't work. I've seen multiple other people online with my problem too.
I was thinking maybe if I can get XP installed, I can upgrade to Vista using that. But every time I try to start the XP installation, I get an ACPI message. If I press F7 to disable ACPI, I get this error code: 0x00007b. What does it all mean?
 

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wither 3

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I don't pretend to understand all that stuff. ACPI has to do with power management. Try clicking on F5 instead of F7.

Also, you might want to go into the BIOS and change AHCI or SATA to IDE.
 

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I don't pretend to understand all that stuff. ACPI has to do with power management. Try clicking on F5 instead of F7.

Also, you might want to go into the BIOS and change AHCI or SATA to IDE.
I've tried messing with the AHCI to IDE settings.

What would F5 do?
 

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Did you change AHCI to IDE and try the install?

I only mentioned trying F5 since you're getting an error using F7.
 

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Did you change AHCI to IDE and try the install?

I only mentioned trying F5 since you're getting an error using F7.
What does F5 do though? F7 changed AHCI to basic. F5 changes ???
 

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I don't know what it does, specifically, for this problem. I saw it mentioned elsewhere.

Can you change ACHI to IDE in the BIOS?

Did you try the installation after the change? I'm saw a blog that said ACHI doesn't work with XP and it would cause a BSOD but it didn't say what the codes are for the BSOD. Apparently, ACHI use started with Vista.
 

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I don't know what it does, specifically, for this problem. I saw it mentioned elsewhere.

Can you change ACHI to IDE in the BIOS?

Did you try the installation after the change? I'm saw a blog that said ACHI doesn't work with XP and it would cause a BSOD but it didn't say what the codes are for the BSOD. Apparently, ACHI use started with Vista.
I'll try that as soon as I can.
 

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Well, I installed the ISO from Ex_Brit on two different hard drives when the CyberPower recovery disc for Vista wouldn't work. Doesn't look like anyone else has a better idea.
 

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I am trying Ex_Brit ISO's. I will say the results here.
 

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Ex_Brit's ISOs don't work. What do I do next? It just says No Drives Found as it always has. I have it set to IDE Native instead of AHCI. Should I change it to IDE Compatibility?

Just tried IDE compatibility, didn't work. What do I do now?
 
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You could try the sata and perc drivers from here:

IBM System x3300 M4 -[7382ILA Drivers Download for Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Vista, XP



Device Name: Intel(R) C600 Series Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
Driver Date2014-05-02File Size:11.24M
Driver Version:13.1.0.1058Vendor:Intel



Device Name: DELL PERC RAID Virtual Device
LSI MegaRAID Virtual Device
Driver Date2014-08-14File Size:6.22M
Driver Version:6.705.05.00Vendor:LSI
Supported OS:Windows 10 32 & 64bit, Windows 8.1 32 & 64bit, Windows 7 32 & 64bit, Windows Vista 32 & 64bit

Ok, I'll try them.
 

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They didn't work.

EDIT: You deleted it?
 

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Also tried some old disc I made and keyboard and mouse didn't work after booting.
Hello Ten20. It sounds like you may have USB 3.0 ports. Vista dates back to the age of USB 2.0, and 3.0 drivers reportedly cannot be slipstreamed. You never said what version of Vista you have a key for, which might be relevant (e.g. Vista Home Premium x64 had a RAM limit of 16 GB). Vista wasn’t really all that different from Windows 7, however software support for Vista is nearly nonexistent now.
 

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Hello Ten20. It sounds like you may have USB 3.0 ports. Vista dates back to the age of USB 2.0, and 3.0 drivers reportedly cannot be slipstreamed. You never said what version of Vista you have a key for, which might be relevant (e.g. Vista Home Premium x64 had a RAM limit of 16 GB). Vista wasn’t really all that different from Windows 7, however software support for Vista is nearly nonexistent now.
No, I don't know what USB ports I have, but they aren't blue, so they're not USB 3. I think they're 2. Been trying to install Vista Business.
 

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Just in case anybody needs Vista usb3 drivers:

Integrate update kb2864202 first, then the drivers: Both are included in the attached zip
 

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