I am trying to upgrade my desktop from Windows XP to Windows 7 via disk. When it asks me where i want to install Windows, i click next and it tells me:
“Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Windows needs the driver for device [Primary IDE Channel]. Click ‘load driver’ and select the required device driver.”
It doesn’t find anything when I click ‘load driver’. When I look in Device Manager it says the Primary IDE Channel driver is working properly. I am not sure what a Primary IDE Channel even is, so I am at a complete loss here.
Computer is an Insignia d300a, a second internal hard drive is installed,and I have been unable to locate the startup disk that came with the computer. I am not sure what other information is relevant, but let me know if you need more information.
All the data on the computer is saved, I just want to get Windows 7 on it…if there is no way to update that driver, is there a way I can format the hard drive and install Windows from the disk, or will it still give me problems because of the IDE Channel thing?