double-u k
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Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

I tried to make a clean Windows 7 Installation on an OptiPlex 7040 but no hard disk is found.

I already mounted the boot.wim and install.wim and installed the latest storage driver.

I changed the BIOS Setting from Raid to AHCi. Still the same error.

Can someone please help me.

Many thanks.

Claus

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RE: Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

Hi Claus,

Thank you for writing to us!

Kindly click on the link below which would help you .

windows.microsoft.com/.../windows-7-installation-problem-hard-drive-not-found

Thanks

Robin

DELL-Robin D
Social Media Support
#IWork4Dell

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double-u k
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RE: Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

Hi Robin, many thanks for your help. But I think the Problem is the USB 3.0 and I want to install Windows with a USB Stick. When I Mount the boot.wim and Import the usb Drivers i cant use the mouse and Keyboard in the setup longer. Is there anything else what I can do? Many thanks for your help

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

You followed the instructions here and prepared SATA drivers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg8Oebhc3EI&list=PL1RkaknDn7v82tfEmxGgycwJJvJ0xGoqZ&index=2

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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theflash1932
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RE: Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

Use these drivers to load at the screen where it says none are found:

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=28J5R&fileId=3514149966&os...

You need to download and run to extract before use.

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double-u k
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RE: Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

many thanks for your help.  I cant load drivers because no usb is detected. but i followed this instruction: www.dellindiatechsupport.com/83-2

This works for me.

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theflash1932
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RE: Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

Wow ... definitely the hard way.

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dingospo
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RE: Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

Create folder on desktop, extract files and copy folder to the hard drive you are trying to install new instance of Windows. During error screen point to the file you copy on the hard drive

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