Satellite U840-10N - Windows Installation can not see any drive

Hi all, this is my first post so I hope that I chose the right place to post in.

I just bought a new Toshiba Satellite u840-10n ultrabook. He joined WIndows 7 Home Premium 320 GB HHD + SSD of 32 GB.

Even though I prefer Linux, I need Windows because of Microsoft Visual Studio. I downloaded Visual Studio (legally throught, but it looks like it has some issues. In particular, I can't create any project.

After searching the Web for this problem, I decided to try reinstalling Windows, hoping that this will solve the problem, and here's the point.

Installation process of Windows 7 can not find any drive. I looked through the web a lot to solve this problem, even, without understanding.

I read a lot of other people had the same problem. I tried different ways and I'm about to throw the laptop out the window.

Is there anyone can help me?

See you soon,.

Marco Galassi

You need to load the SATA driver before you start the installation of the OS. Try it please use the files from

I used it on my Win8 preinstalled satellite to install Win7 64 bit. Copy it to USB and install from there.
Please post comments.

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