Why can I not see the SATA drives when trying to install Windows 7?

Na gallóglaigh Soccer FC June 15, 2013
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I have an Acer Aspire X3400. The HD just died. I popped in a new one and while trying to install Windows, when it gets to the point to choose what to do with the HD it’s just empty and it asks to upload the SATA drivers.

I have downloaded the drivers from the ACER website and made sure they are the correct ones (nVidia based chipset). The driver installer searches/finds the drivers and when trying to install it just goes back to point 1 (To upload the drivers).

I have tried:
-updating BIOS (it has the latest one)
-Physically checked all the SATA connections and made sure they are properly connected.
-I have removed the RAM for a a bit to make sure the RAM memory is not with old info.

Any help will be appreciated!

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