have you loaded the chipset drivers from a floppy or usb stick at the HD-Partition Screen where you see nothing?
I have not tried that, but that is a good idea. I will do that when I get back home.
Loading chipset drivers did not work, but thanks for tyring to help. Any other ideas?
enable the legacy mode of the sata controller. default is native.
Still didn't work. Maybe I should try a different dvd drive.
I'm still confused that I get that option to choose between 2 cd-rom boot types. I have never seen that with any computer I've worked on
Select CD-ROM Boot Type : _
If I set the SATA mode to AHCI I do not get the select boot type option. But it still won't display any of my drives
Here is another update. It does the same exact thing for windows 7 32 bit. Except it doesn't prompt me for that weird cdrom boot thing.
When I try an upgrade from vista it tells me I need this driver: ITE IT8211 ATA/ATAPI Controller
Ive been trying to find that driver with no luck.
After countless hours I finally was able to get the install running and have it find the drive.
I needed to download the driver here http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=ata+atapi
It is the fourth one down updated on 5/14/2008.
I'll let you know if the install goes through successfully.