[Q] No Drives Found on Windows 8 Install (SATA / IDE Mode))
I recently installed Windows 8 x86 M3 using Daemon Tools from inside Windows 7. So Far I am loving it, but it has a few glitches, and I cannot install all of my programs since some of them are only for x64. Obviously I cannot run the install from within an x86 environment. I used the Windows USB/DVD Tool to format and copy the install files to an 8gb usb flash drive. It boots fine and I begin the install. However I get an error when I reach the time to choose a hard disk to install to. No Drives Found! I click browse to select the drivers and in the browse menu all of my disk drives are listed...I can even navigate to my chipset driver folder. When I get to the proper folder the driver for the nvidia chipset pops up. I click install, and Windows begins to install the drivers. After a few seconds it completes and then gives me the same error...No Drives Found!
I currently have my 2 SATA drives in IDE Mode. This is because I do not want to set up a RAID Array for fear of losing all the data on both drives. So I assumed in IDE Mode Windows shouldnt need a RAID driver.
Does anyone have any ideas to help me out with this? I was thinking windows 7 portable x64, but that requires a 16gb Flash drive...so I read. Maybe XP portable x64? Or just any clue how to get my drives detected?