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I am having issues installing Windows 8.1 on Asus X87a I get this issue when trying Status: Trying to install either windows 7/8. But got this error on ... This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.
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by:great_gentle_man
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can you detect your hdd in bios?

also make sure you set your BIOS to AHCI instead of SATA.

and the hdd should be initialized as well.
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by:10023
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Is that the right model # Asus X87a??
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by:nobus
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>>  This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.   <<  what model disk ??
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by:rindi
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Disable secureboot in the BIOS.
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McKnife earned 500 total points
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ScreenshotIs it this we are talking about? If so, do the following:
If the disk is empty (no data partition or anything relevant), press shift F10 right where you are at my screenshot, and enter these commands:
diskpart
list disk
select disk x (x being the correct disk number that was listed before)
clean

Then retry the installation. If it still does not work, then it has to be the boot order in the bios. Make that hard disk your primary startup device and it will install, I am sure.
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by:AJ1978
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The issue was identified that I was starting from the wrong HDD, I am not sure any of the advice covers this. Please can you tell me how I close the question off by being fair to all that assisted me.
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by:nobus
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best delete the question then imo
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by:AJ1978
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Everyone was a great help but the issues was resolved by other suggestion, I want to thank everyone for there help.
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by:McKnife
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I told you, it would probably be the boot order, but nevermind.
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by:AJ1978
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HI McKnife Maybe I have miss understood, basically the drive I was trying to load from was in the wrong SATA connection on  the motherboard. If you agree I will work out how I allocate the points. Alex
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Yes, that's what I told Youof my comment. at the end
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