Setup did not find any HDD installed in your computer..  HELP

By punkwood2k
Sep 22, 2009
  1. This is regarding a DELL Inspirion 1525 running Windows Vista

    I am trying to use System Recovery off the original OS Reinstallation disk, to correct several .dll errors it has been having. However, when I run the System Recovery, it tells me

    Setup did not find any Hard disk drivers installed in your computer

    So, I followed the advice on other boards, about changing the BIOS settings from ACHI to ATA. That allows it to recognize the HDD, but now I have a roadblock with the Administrators password..

    Can anyone advise another way to check the system32 files?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Doublecheck your hard drives for bent pins or incorrect seating.
    Download the latest BIOS to a flash drive and reinstall it.
    Download the latest chipset drivers to a flash drive and install them.
    Change your BIOS settings back to ATA
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