Check if hard drive shows up in BIOS.
Connect your hard drive to a different SATA port on the motherboard and try a different SATA cable. Sometimes, a faulty port or cable can cause detection issues.
- If your hard drive requires specific drivers not included in the standard Windows installation, you may need to load these drivers during the installation process.
- Download the necessary drivers from your motherboard or storage controller manufacturer's website and save them on a USB flash drive.
- During Windows installation, when prompted to select a drive to install Windows, click on the "Load driver" option and browse to the location of the downloaded drivers on your USB drive.