Windows 7 Installation Keeps Asking For Device Drivers?
Oct 25, 2012
Whenever I try installing Windows 7 on my new portable laptop, it always says "unable to find device drivers". I install it through usb flash disk as it doesn't have a dvd rom drive. I can browse to find the drivers on the Intel 330 SSD (replaced the hdd that came with the laptop), and a drive X: where I think is the temporary drive that windows use to run the installation setup, but I can no longer find the usb flash drive from which I booted windows installation setup from. And thus, unable to continue to install windows.
I had earlier successfully installed Windows 7 from the same usb disk the first time I did it, when the laptop and ssd were still raw and unformatted. I split the 120gb ssd to 50 and 60gb, however I wasn't able to format the 50gb system drive as windows setup wouldn't let me. This is my first time working around with a ssd, and windows wouldn't let me format it the first time I installed windows, is that okay? So after installing Windows 7, the 60gb partition didn't show up initially, and I was like wtf now I only have 50gb of drive space, but then I went to the control panel and somehow was able to make the other partition to show up. Then I realized I installed too many junk on it and I also wanted to repartition the ssd. So after like a few hours after I did the first install, I tried to reformat it again but the installation won't continue as it's now asking for the device drivers. I tried the usb stick on a desktop and on an older laptop and there was no problem.
why the windows installation fails to detect the usb flash disk after loading the windows installation setup, keeps asking for device drivers, and thus unable to continue the installation?
I bought a new Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 pre-installed two years ago.
Recently, my computer has acquired a computer virus which slows down my computer, redirects select google entries and on my C Drive there are folders with names like "df4f0569299e83f51098af913b749bc2"
I have decided to reinstall Windows 7 using my original authentic Windows 7 CD that came with my Dell laptop. My intention is to keep my data on the hard disk. My DVD / CD drive works.Before installation is complete I get a message "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers".
I see that this message is common after reading various threads. However, I am not so savvy when it comes to technical software, so things like "burning CDs", "upgrade Windows version", "built my own computer", "Bios", "32 bits vs 64" does not apply. Even after reading all the threads I still cannot make heads or tails of the recommended solutions.
i have sony vaio laptop with windows 7 home edition now i want to install windows 7 pro in my laptop.i have the ISO of win pro, because my CD drive not working i m trying to install from the USB .. windows setup started but it shows error when i click "Install Now""No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok"That message gives me 3 buttons: ok, cancel and browse, neither of OK and CANCEL would let me through the install, and with browse.
I recently built a desktop so that I could play SWTOR, all the parts were salvaged from other computers, but they are all working and compatible, to the best of my knowledge, except for the hard drive, which was broken, so I went out and bought a Western Digital 1 TB hard drive and a new copy of Windows 7 Home Edition. When I got home I plugged the hard drive, a SATA drive, in and popped the install disk in, only right after I got to the "Install Now" button and clicked it did I get this message;No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OKFollowed by;A required CD/DVD drive device is missing. if you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step
I just downloaded the iso file from microsoft site, then popped it in the cd/dvd drive. When the installation was just about to start, I get this msg saying: "There's no device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK"
Can anybody help me understand why these drivers are not included in the iso file I downloaded from MS? What should I do now?
So, as @karlsnooks and @golden had said, I downloaded an ISO file from Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River � My Digital Life.And using a Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool, I burned it into a USB stick.Now, when I boot from it, I get to the Window home screen, and when I proceed, I get this message:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step." <Browse> <OK> <Cancel>When I browse and point it to the Boot folder, this message comes:No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers and then click OK.
my attempt to install windows 7 today ended in ! When I boot from the DVD, choose the Language and press "Install" I get an Error message stating "A DVD/CD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver CD/Floppy please insert it now..."
Here are my specifications-
HP Pavilion p6126f Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion p6126f Desktop PC - HP technical support (Austria - English)
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"*Yellow Exclamation Mark Triangle* Windows cannot be installed to this disk. (Show details)."
I press show details, then this dialogue box came up.
"*Yellow Exclamation Mark Triangle* Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."
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