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Windows 10 clean install on a new hard drive

BIOS recognizes my hard drive but when I run Windows 10 installation, custom install it doesn't see them. It tells me I need to load drivers. What drives does it want? I've never encountered this problem before.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What kind of drive is it (IDE, SATA, hard drive, SSD) and what kind of computer (make, model).
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Are you installing from USB stick or from DVD? Make a DVD and install the os from it. No drivers will be needed.
Or make the USB stick GPT.
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kwgilchristIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
It is a SATA Hard drive on a Dell T3600 Precision Workstation. The drive is plugged into HDD-0 on the motherboard. Could that be the issue?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows 10 has SATA drivers. Is the Dell new enough for SATA?
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kwgilchristIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
It was built in 2013
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It could have come either way but it should be able use SATA and to install Windows 10. My ThinkPad with Windows 10 was built in 2013.

Is the drive too big?  Is BIOS set for UEFI?  Did you turn Secure Boot OFF to get started?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
The problem is with the T3600 motherboard's SAS controller, this is specific to Dell and although there are drivers for everything else the SAS controller isn't supported in Windows 10 yet.  Dell don't seem keen on acknowledging this.  Possible workaround in my comment in this thread - YMMV!
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28956699/Upgrading-a-Dell-Precision-T3600-from-windows-7-to-windows-10.html
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kwgilchristIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
John, the BIOS is set for UEFI. How do I turn off Secure Boot? Not seeing that in the BIOS. Noxcho, I made the USB GPT and now it opens up to a screen where I can either turn off my computer or troubleshoot. Neither of which works.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
According to MASQ's post, the problem is a driver problem, no a secure boot problem. I was not overly familiar with this issue with the Dell computer.
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kwgilchristIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
So, I plugged the hard drive into SATA-0 and got it working. Guess I'll try to download the SAS drivers once I get the OS installed. What a wasted day! Thanks for the help everyone.
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