Setup Installation :: Windows 8 - No Drives Found

Sep 12, 2013

I've been trying to install windows 8 , but it says "No drives Found " . I tried to find out some solution from net , and tried the method of using cmd ( diskpart , listdisk ) but only one drive of cdrom is shown using cmd.

How to solve it , other than cmd , as it is showing one drive that is of cd-rom . I'm using hp probook 4540s . . .

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Setup Installation :: HP Envy 17 - Win 8.1 And 7 Dual Boot / Continue Installation Not Found

Apr 4, 2014

I get as far as " a driver is needed to continue installation" not found, make sure its on the right media. Here is what i got done on my own..

1- BIOS setting "legacy" and U E F I" boot from USB.
2- F 9 to choose boot order.. selected USB device
3- Installation starts for WIN 7
4- Driver is needed to continue, and i have no clue what it is..some one pointed me to . f 6 f l p y-x 64 because its an HP Envy...
5- Driver not found / wrong driver..
6- Shut down restart.......................

My DVD is Windows 7 ultimate X 32, X 64..

No matter what i cant boot form my USB /U E Fl /WIN 7 pen drive.seems like its not recognized or drivers for the USB chip set not installed.. Of course using the O E M DVD of win 7 fails. because of the G P T style.

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Jul 16, 2014

My Acer Aspire A7600U-UR24 came with windows 8. I made a recovery drive by choosing "create recovery drive" in windows 8. After making the drive i installed windows 8.1 from DVD. Some time later I tried to restore it back to factory with my recovery usb. Every time I try I get "windows cannot find a system image on this computer" even though my flash drive is plugged in. I tried booting from the drive, doesn't seem to work. Not sure if my windows 8.1 version not being activated has anything to do with it (I installed 8.1 on 2 computers from the same dvd didn't realize i couldn't do that) . but I think I should still be able to boot from the drive.

I was thinking if the problem is my flash drive, can I somehow transfer the system image from one flash drive to another?

Here's the screens: at this point there should be an option for windows 8 but there's not.

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Jan 1, 2014

Now I am using windows 8.1 to when I am trying to installing windows 7 I got the error of this....

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Sep 15, 2014

I reinstalled windows 8.1 on my Samsung NP530U3C-A10EE. And now the problem this that I can't boot it without usb stick that contains windows installation files. I can boot up windows and remove the usb stick evertything is working perfectly, but if I try to boot up win without usb, it gives error "Operating system not found. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". VOLUME C: is one where windows are installed (SSD), System Reserved is the system partition that windows create automaticaly (SSD), volumes D: and F: are my hdd volumes D: is empty & F: is stored with my personal files (photos, music etc.)

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Aug 11, 2014

Acer Aspire V5 laptop that was running an OEM Windows 8 to upgrade to 8.1.

After selecting the Upgrade to Windows 8.1 via the store, the system went through it's install procedure, however after it does an auto reboot, it gives you a blank screen with the message No Operating System found, in the upper left corner.

But, you can turn the machine off and back on, and it will boot just fine. However if you select restart it does the same thing "no operating system found", on restart and again you must power down and power back on.

I have searched for fixes, but all seem to point to some sort of re-install process. I am not to crazy about the idea of re-installing to factory settings or doing a repair back to Windows 8 and attempting to upgrade again, are their any known shorter fixes for this?

And if I do go back to Windows 8, and try to upgrade again, what is to say it won't happen again?

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Setup Installation :: Recovery Image Not Found

Dec 20, 2013

I am sure I have recovery images. Factory, and refresh. Asus shipped no recovery media. I obtained a copy of windows 8. I found out what my product key is. I have attempted every which way i can think of to get my system to recognize my recovery images exist. If i try to use "reset your pc" option it tells me unable to reset your pc. A required drive partition is missing.

If i choose system image recovery, hit cancel because it thinks the partition that definitely exists, doesn't, choose select a system image. Gives me a blank list. Choose Advanced...install a driver (you don't need to install sata driver as it recognizes my hard drive and Is listing it to choose a driver from should need be) i get an error installation had failed.

Internal error occurred (0x8007054F). No matter which driver IM trying to install. Usb, sata, dvd etc... So can't get my system image from my 32 gig stick, or my hdd.Image won't fit on dvd's. Worried i won't be able to do a clean install, as Asus's backups seem do reliable in mysituation(sarcasm) that i will lose all functionality like DVD playback, smart gesture touchpad, and some driver related setbacks.

I have checked and rechecked, and i have three system images to choose from. Total of six partitions.

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Jan 6, 2014

I just got a FM2-A75MA-E35 motherboard and a installing Windows 8 on a freshly formatted SATA HDD. My BIOS see's the drive and has it second in the boot order, just after the DVD-ROM drive. It has a label with the drive serial number and everything, along with the drive being 'enabled' in BIOS. When I get up to the spot to choose what drive to install Windows to, its says 'No drives were found, please select a storage driver'. I found that it shows C: when I browse for drivers. Why this isn't working?

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I have a Dell XPS 420 and I've just bought an SSD for it. Every time I boot the machine I see "Operating system wasn't found" now, despite having booted into Windows successfully just before.

The only change I made was connecting a standard SATA 2TB drive - which it boots into fine - but now when I have removed the 2TB drive I cannot boot onto the SSD.

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I have Win 7 on a 60gb ssd hard drive. I would like to put another 60gb ssd drive in my computer and run win 8 off of this. Is it possible to run this as a dual boot system. Will I get the option to boot into either when I boot up.

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Nov 17, 2013

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I was prompted by my OS last week to install 8.1 because it was gonna be "great!" so I did and on reboot, was greeted with a bsod. My computer dude said that it was time for a reinstall, so that's what I did during the course of the day. It's a fresh install, fully updated (8.1). I have three drives attached; two 500 GB disks and a 250GB. The computer is seeing one of the 500GB and the 250GB disks properly, but the other 500GB is only showing one partition it seems. It's labeled system reserve and is 350MB in size.

My virtual machines are housed on the other partition and I could really use them. How do I get the Windows install to allow me access to the whole drive?

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Nov 29, 2013

I tried restoring my computer using Easeus backup, but an error occurred during the restoration process. I've managed to fix it by doing diskpart /fixmbr and then using the windows dvd automated repair, however, what I ended up with is this:

So there are now two visible drives on my PC - C and Q (system reserved), and it doesn't see the data drive.

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Installation Stuck At Setup Is Starting Window?

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I was installing Windows 8 at my desktop pc.Suddenly power cut occured and it caused the compute to shut down.Then when I restarted my pc again a messege appeared saying that the installation has been corrupted and it can't be continued and it doesn't log on.After that when I tried to re-install Windows 8 the setup got stuck at the "setup is starting" window.I waited overnight for it to go and the installation to start.But it doesn't happen.I have tried to re-install several times but the same problen happens again and again.So neither I can log into my computer now nor I can re-install windows.I don't know what to do.

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I have a HP Envy 4 Ultrabook and I want to install Windows 8 from scratch, I put the installation files on a flash drive from a DVD of Win 8 I had, but when I go to install it, it says the "We couldn't find any drives". I have tried using DiskPart within the CMD as well, but it only finds my flash drive when I run list disk. Also, my drives are completely formatted, and I accidentally wiped the recovery partition. I tried with a USB of Win 8 Pro, and it was fine, showing all of my drives correctly, but that version is linked to another PC, so I can't install it. Also, I booted into a Linux Mint live CD and tried to install it, it sees my hard drive correctly, but the Windows install does not, I can't figure this out, never encountered it before. Is Linux my only option at this point?

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Setup Installation :: Cannot Install Windows On USB Flash Drive With Setup

Oct 18, 2013

I am trying to upgrade from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1 on a samsung laptop. The download completes and installation starts.

After a while the following message appears "you cant install windows on a usb flash drive with setup"

I am not actually trying to install to a flash drive. I contacted Microsoft and after 5 hours they said that I should connect to the internet with a cable and not by wireless in order to solve the problem (this didn't work of course and I had told them that it was an install problem and not a download problem).

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Clean Install With RAID Setup?

Jan 27, 2014

Until very recently i was running Windows 8 with a 240 GB Sandisk SSD as a primary and a 2 TB Western Digital Green HDD as a storage. I decided to set up a RAID 1 setup so i purchased a second 2 TB HDD and installed it.

My intent was to run windows 8 off the 240 SSD as a primary and have a RAID 1 setup for my 2TB HDDs.

I learnt that my data configuration was set to AHCI. I decided to do a complete clean install and change the sata configuration in BIOS to RAID.

After successfully creating a RAID volume using my 2TB HDDs i proceeded to install Windows off my primary. I am however having difficulties in that it will not allow me to install windows on either drive.

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Setup Is Stuck At Booting Screen?

Aug 31, 2013

Im trying to install Windows 8 (Not 8.1) but it gets stuck at the booting screen (Where setup shuold load files)

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May 11, 2014

I am trying to setup a new Windows 8 computer that is going to be a gift. I need to go through the setup procedure so I can install some software which is also part of the gift. How can I do this without having to use a Microsoft account, or at least with leaving the least amount of account remnants for the new user?

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355) Installation FAILS

Apr 10, 2014

I have tried updating my Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit, upgraded from Windows 8 Pro) with the new "Update 1" (KB2919355) but it always fails with ERROR code 8007005 (or 80073712).

What I have tried do to fix:

Run WindowsUpdateDiagnostic (that e.g. removes files from C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload and cleans Windows update history metadata info)DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanhealthDISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /RestorehealthDISM.EXE /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup

After all of this, still the update (KB2919355) fails

There must be something that Microsoft needs to fix, there are xxxxxxxxxxxx amount of similar complains and reports out there...

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8.1 RTM Installation Fails On Dell XPS 1340

Sep 12, 2013

I decided to install Win 8.1 RTM x64 yesterday but what I expected to be a breeze turned into a nightmare. Installation fails, I am even unable to get into Safe Mode.

I was running Win 7 Ultimate x64 before without any issues whatsoever.

I already described my issues here, with errors and logs: Windows 8.1 RTM installation fails on Dell XPS 1340

Changed memory from 2x4GB to original 2x2GB but completely same issue

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Jan 26, 2014

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my pc (hp pavillion g6) which its hdd is completely empty; but it gets stuck on expanding files at 98%

I'm installing it via dvd

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Installation Stuck At Getting Files Ready

Jul 29, 2013

I have recently formatted my old windows. But now I am not able to install windows 8(actually even windows XP and seven) . When I try to boot from USB setup starts But 'Getting files ready' (which is second step of installation) stucks at midway like at 14% or 52% or 74% i.e. at any arbitary percentage and nothing happens . Actually I am able to move my cursor but installation no more proceeds further . I have tried to format many times and to run installation but everytime installation stuck at midaway without any error .

My laptop specs are : Acer aspire 5745 , 500GB HDD , 3GB RAM , intel core i3 processor

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Setup Doesn't Start

Jan 19, 2013

I have Windows 8 consumer preview installed on my laptop. A couple days ago its licence expired, so I got Windows 8 professional to upgrade.

I made an install USB with the win7 USB utility and proceeded to boot from the stick. The setup then told me I should restart my pc and restart the installation from windows.

I did that, but Windows 8 setup won't start. It just starts reading from the usb for a second, then stops. The setup from the .iso I downloaded does the same thing.

To make things more interesting, the first time I restarted my PC after trying to upgrade windows from USB at start-up, I ran Windows 8 setup and it did start and started doing some things, on that small blue screen that pops up. I didn't pay attention to it until the blue setup screen disappeared and nothing else happened...

One more thing, I tried to install Microsoft windows server 2012 on my laptop a month ago and the same thing happened with the setup.

Did a few hours of research on the internet, tried to run it in compatibility mode.Can't really afford to do a "clean" install now, and on top of that, my PC reboots every 2 hours because my licence is expired...

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Jun 23, 2013

I have an ASUS mother board and don't use an graphics card.

I had two monitors and an HDMI cable plugged in. The short story is that the Intel drivers seem to get lost.

Windows installed normally until it went into to the final setup.

The program will switch to another screen at this point and picked a monitor and the HDMI to TV connection.

Unplugging the HDMI cable allowed me to finish.

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8.1 RTM Installation Says (Display) Not Supported

Sep 2, 2013

Windows 8.1 RTM installation says (Display) not supported

1. I tried with windows 8 x64 RTM upgrade,it started and after restart it displayed display not supported

2. So I tried with windows 8.1 x64 beta upgrade still same msg,so itried updating all display drivers and other driver and tried again still same message

3. So tried clean install with windows 8.1 RTM, still same msg diplay not supported

Config details

Acer x153W monitor
Gigabyte B75M D3H motherboard
Intel core i3 3220 ,4GB RAM sandisk
Intel HD graphics 4000
Windows 8.1 x64 RTM

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Jan 14, 2013

I just finished building my computer. Clean SSD and HDD.

I boot on USB with Win 8 in it.

I go through with it, installing on partitioned first and after failing that on unallocated space.

Both ways result in the installer preparing files, going through everything fine. Then at the end of that window my computer restarts and starts the whole set up all over again.

I can install Windows 8 in my SSD, right?

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Oct 23, 2013

I'm currently using windows 7 and want to install 8.1

I just launched the setup, and on the window where it asks what to keep, the only option is 'Nothing'.

Does windows 8.1 setup delete everything I've got on my current partition, or will it transfer my current system into a windows.old folder like Windows 7 Setup does?

Because I really need to keep my files.

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Jan 17, 2014

I previously setup a DVP 11 pro tablet by logging in with my email account.

Now I am about to setup an AIO desktop . So I am sure the same questions will be asked about logging in with email account and password when first powering up the computer.

My questions are:

a) Should I use the same email and password for the second computer as the first ? Will Win 8 even accept this because one tablet is already setup using this same email address and pw . Even if it accepts what are the implications?

b) I would prefer not to sync the Tablet and the AIO computer . In this case should I setup another account with separate email address and PW? I guess I can do this by clicking on setup a new account .

c) Actually I would prefer to setup the 2nd computer with local account . But from my experience with the DVP 11 Pro , this option is not available in the setup screens. ie I can't get pass the the first screen that asks for email and password. Since this is a purchased machine and not a clean install , I believe the only way to do this is to first setup with an email account then subsequently disconnect and setup local name and password.

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May 25, 2014

I have just installed windows 8.1 on Dual Core Laptop. Just wanted to know how can I create a backup of my Windows 8.1 installation so that in future if Windows crashes I can restore the installation+other s/w installed, like we do fresh install of Windows through USB boot.

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