Serious help needed [No drives found on Windows 8.1 install]

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MartinAppleGuy, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

    MartinAppleGuy

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    No drives are found when trying to install Windows 8.1 64 bit via Bootcamp. It partitioned my hdd and restarted into windows but now shows no drives. Please help!
     

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  2. pedromcm.pm macrumors 6502

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    Refresh?

    Can you still boot to OS X? (use the option key when you boot the mac)
     
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    How are you installing Windows? DVD, thumb drive? If the latter, how did you create the installation media?
     
  4. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

    MartinAppleGuy

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    I was using a Windows 8.1 Full Version DVDS (64-bit). I fixed it myself, I booted back into OS X, repartitioned it as a single partition (removing the Windows partition) then recreating it. When using the Windows DVDS second time round, it somehow did populate the list of partitions available for installation and I have it working just fine. Thanks for the hope though :) What a complete and utter pain haha

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    And refresh didn't work, and neither did searching for one manually.
     
  5. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Odd, but glad you got it sorted.
     

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