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windows 7 installation cannot find drivers?

Q: windows 7 installation cannot find drivers?

well when i boot from my windows 7 retail upgrade disk to do a clean install, it say's it cant find the drivers or something and notes that i can take the disk out to put one in for it if i have one, or browse my hard drive but what the hell is it going on about? do i need to install windows 7 drivers on my vista system before i do a clean install of windows 7? i tried both the 64 and 32 bit disks, same error.. it happens on step 5 of Clean Install Windows 7 it doesn't show a license agreement, just the driver problem but when i use the windows 7 upgrade adviser it say's my computer can handle it as i originally thought.. what the hell is the problem? i really do appreciate your input, thanks in advance.
EDIT: well i tried it on another vista computer, it works fine! what the hell?

Preferred Solution: windows 7 installation cannot find drivers?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: windows 7 installation cannot find drivers?

Please be specific - post the exact error message you receive. What type of hard drive do you have - is it SATA, RAID, or IDE?

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Evening all,

I have just placed a 2nd hand mobo (ASRock M3A770DE) into my pc. It'ts running win 7 ultimate, all h/w is detected ok apart from the integrated network card, therefore i cannot connect to the router and onto the internet. Since win7 is not auto-detecting the integrated NIC, is their a file on the win7 disk i can point it to when i manually try to install it?

On a separate note i can connect to the net via my vaio, in case you can suggest where i can d/l a file from.

All suggestions appreciated.

A:Windows can't find network drivers for installation

ASRock > Products > Motherboard > M3A770DE > Download

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Alright I'm trying to do a custom installation of windows 7 ultimate, after finding out my computer won't boot. But then it says there were no drivers found. Where do I find my drivers? There is only an X: (boot) drive as a system partition.

I have an Acer Aspire V3-551 with an AMD A8 2.8 Ghz processor with 500 GB of HDD space and 4 GB DDR3. I am have been running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my computer.


A:Can't find drivers during Windows 7 ultimate x64 installation?

Hi Andrew,

Are you talking about drivers or drives?

Windows will detect 99.9% of the appropriate drivers required for your computer to operate during installation, and install them automatically. After installation, you can install/update specific device drivers if you wish.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


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I am trying to load our company image on a new Dell 3410 win an ssd hard drive.  It currently has win 10 home. the installer gets to the point of which image to install, I click the correct 64 bit win enterprise version, and it cannot find the drive. 
I search for the drivers on the USB with the image as well as the drive I am targeting, but keep getting a select the driver to install option and No signed device drivers were found. 
I did not see  drivers on the MS download site for the 3410.   any idea where to find them?

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Hello, I need help with an issue which is nearly identical to another thread here on this forum (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic411535.html/page__hl__ethernet+controller).
After re-installing Windows XP SP3 Professional I couldn't connect to the internet.
I looked in the Device Manager and found the following drivers had yellow ? marks:

Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0887&SUBSYS_1458A002&REV_1002\4&3852CD30&0&0201

Ethernet Controller:PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_E0001458&REV_03\4&322CBC01&0&00E0

SM Bus Controller:PCI\VEN_27DA&SUBSYS_50011458&REV_02\3&13COBOC5&08FB

Video Controller (VGA Compatible):PCI\VEN_80868&DEV_A001&SUBSYS_D00014588REV_0213&13COBOC5&0&10

I followed the advice given on the aforementioned thread and have installed/run Everest & Speccy.
The computer doesn't belong to me, it's a desktop system with a small tower (no optical disk drive) and I cannot see any brand, manufacturer name or model number whatsoever.

If someone could let me know which details are required from Everest and/or Speccy?
Any help is very much welcome!

A:Can't find drivers after XP re-installation

Hello and welcome to the forum!

You gave us everything that we need except for the make/model of the system.
We also know that you are in New Zealand (hows the weather?) so we have to also find the drivers appropriate to your location.

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I have lost my driver installation CD. My computer crashed earlier this week and am not sure what drivers I even need to reinstall so that I can reinstall the OS. Can somebody point me in the right direction?

A:misplaced driver installation cd, where can i find win7 drivers?

You just need your model number; then go to the DELL site and see if they have the drivers for your model.

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Been dealing with a dozen different issues to get my new PC working. I'm finally just giving in to repairing Windows XP. However, my Windows XP installation that I want to repair and use is on a SATA RAID. Just 2 HDDs. Despite my motherboard recognizing the healthy RAID, the Windows XP install doesn't.

Of course, I figure it's because it needs the whole F6 + floppy disk thing with SATA and RAID drivers. Well wonderful, because I can't make the floppy because the only PC I can make the floppy with... is the one I'm trying to put Windows XP on. To make matters worse, XFX decided to make it impossible to simply access the SATA and RAID drivers, they need to be directly written to a floppy.

Solution? Virtual floppy disk drive. Ran the "Create RAID Drivers Disk" option on the XFX Driver CD. Transferred the drivers out of the virtual floppy disk. Used nLite to integrate the drivers into a new Windows XP install disc, based off of the one that came with my HP Laptop through my college. Viola, no longer need the F6 + Floppy Disk step.

Except I still get "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.". What the bloody hell? Was that not the entire point of the driver integration?

Motherboard is XFX GeForce 8200. Two 150GB SATA drives in RAID 0 connected. OS is Windows XP SP 2. Motherboard recognizes the RAID but Windows XP SP 2 installer doesn't despite slipstream integration of drivers with nLite.

A:Slipstreamed SATA/RAID Drivers on Installation - Setup fails to find HDDs

Well, more wonderful news. Used a public PC to make the RAID disk, since the slipstreamed CD is being a POS. Tried the original CD *and* the slipstreamed CD: Press F6, press S, press enter. Says "Please wait..." then it returns to the previous screen... so I press enter again. Same thing. Thought maybe the diskette was FUBAR. So I used a blank one and it responded with not finding a "txtsetupOEM" or some such, which is good, because that's true. Except that means it's clearly finding it on the RAID diskette but it chooses to be a ***** and not do anything more than that.

So this is bloody pissing me off because I haven't had a single thing succeed here. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them, because I'm 100% out of ideas.

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I came across an issue that I find confusing. Whilst trying to install a software to run a mobile USB flash modem, the software pops this message:

your current device installation settings is configured to prefer drivers from Windows Update over locally installed
drivers. This can cause Unlimited data Manager not to work correctly.

do you want to change the settings to prefer locally installed drivers over Windows Update?

What does it imply if I change my settings to prefer locally installed drivers over windows update drivers?
And can this action be undone and where/how? (I searched my machine but didn't find where this option is)

Thank you for reading

A:Device Installation Settings, windows update drivers VS locally installed drivers

Control Panel (icon view)>System>Advanced System Settings>Hardware Tab>Device Installation Settings


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I contacted SONY and they told me that they did not have the drivers for this Hardware. They told me I needed a WINDOWS driver. My operating system is Windows 98. Help

A:Not Going to Sleep Until Find Drivers..Need Windows Drivers SONY CD-R/RW CRX140E

You already posted this same question in hardware.
Keep it to one thread.

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I tried installing Fedora 13 64 bit OS with dual booting enabled on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS. The partitions were 257 GB dedicated entirely for Windows (C: Drive) and the remaining 50 GB was allocated for Fedora installation.

I made grub as the default bootloader handler and completed the installation. But after this I started experiencing problems. I was unable to loginto Windows, as my system started showing the blue screen whenever I tried logging into Windows..After that, I made a whole mess by doing some unwanted steps which I never had any idea of..

Now I cant view my HDD to install Windows, No drives are being displayed soon after I select the "Custom option" to install Windows.. And When I click on "Load Driver" its just showing me an X: Drive which has around 100MB capacity and has four folders. I tried System Restore and some of the other options that were present in the Windows repair option but was unsuccessful..

I am confused as to what could have happened to my HDD and I would greatly appreciate your help in recovering my HDD. ( Is there any third party utility to wipe clean my HDD??? Reformat it completely and convert the partitions into NTFS, so that I could install a copy of windows) .

My laptop model Dell N5010...RAM 4 GB..HDD 320 GB...

Thanking you....

A:Cant find HDD for Windows 7 installation...

[email protected] will completely wipe drive, it will also make data unrecoverable but it has worked for me every time. It basically gives you an empty drive.
I use the US DOD 3 Pass method and it takes between 5 to 8 hours to complete depending on the size of the drive but you can choose more or less passes.
Just install it on another machine, restart with the dead drive connected, select the dead drive and kill it.

It's a great program, good luck.

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I have seen a thread on this topic, old (312 days) and didn't report a clear solution. I intalled quite some time ago a Windows7 RC1 64 bit, which worked fine and honestly was not bad at all. Unfortunately I didn't use it for a while and now I discovered it expired, so I need a new clean istallation to do my job: find compatibility issues with WIndows 7 professional edition. I received a new DVD with activation key (i guess it must have been downloaded from MSDN) for the purpose. I'm running windows XP 32 bit right now, but can't install windows 7 because after booting from the DVD it says it can not find a suitable driver. What is this about? I can see all my 4 HDs and the 3 DVDs (one is a Blue Ray driver less than 9 months old ) 2 are sata drivers (a Plaxtor burner and the LG BDD); the 3rd one is an old Toshiba IDE DVD rom (still the faster of the 3). In the installation windows I can browse all drivers and directories, I have unzipped the X58 matheboard drivers in a directory. The installation program can load the drivers (even very very slow).... I tried to load several drivers, but I can't figure out which driver is needed; a DVD rom driver is not available, the MB drivers are not helping either, I'm stuck. I do not want to report " forget about WIndows7" again...we need to move to a 64 bit OS. Can someone help me figure out where the problem is located and find a solution?

A:windows 7 installation can not find DVD

cpy win7 files to USB and install form USB.
do you know how to create USB installation disk?

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Hi there,
I've been trying for around 6 hours today to get my new computer up and running, but I've run into a problem, my sata disk wont be located during the windows 7 installation. "No drives were found" I've turned on AHCI and I've downloaded drivers from Gigabyte's homepage, but I get the message "To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable Windows installation." Anyone have any ideas on what I can do?

Here is the PC spec;
-Gainward GeForce GTX 470 1280MB PhysX PCI-Express 2.0, GDDR5, 2xDVI, native-HDMI, HDCP, Graphics Plus, CUDA, 320bit
-Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R, X58 Socket-1366, DDR3, ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16, Revision 2.0
-Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-930 Quad Core, 2.8Ghz, Socket 1366, 8MB, 130W, Boxed w/fan
-Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 6GB CL9 Kit w/3x 2GB XMS3 modules, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i7
-Western Digital Caviar? GreenPower™ 1TB Sata 3 Gb/s, 64MB Cache

A:Can't find my hdd during windows installation

Is the HDD seen in BIOS?

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Hello, im quite new to this forum and i recently got an SSD therefore i wont to migrate my windows to it, I have a program which does this for me but when i go into my c: the "Windows" Folder is 37.7GB. But after looking on the web i noticed that most users installation size is around 10-15GBs

Note: Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit.

Thanks to anyone that can answers where the installation location is.

A:Where do i find the installation folder of windows?

My complete C partition (no personal data) is 30 gigs.

It was about 18 or 20 with before I began to install applications.

My Windows directory is 16 gigs.

Not sure what the problem is unless you have a 30 gig SSD. Most of Windows does go in that Windows directory, but there are always a few other folders following an install.

You could run WinDirStat to see what is taking up the space if you are curious.

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I'll get right to it. I have a vizio all in one desktop (CA24-A2 to be exact). I purchased it with windows 7 installed on it, and i upgraded it to windows 8. I decided to return back to windows 7 because the Metro UI always crashed on me. I purchased a windows 7 disc and booted the computer off the disc. When the installation asks which drive to install it to, nothing appears. For some reason, the installation disc is not reading the drives. I've checked vizio's page, but didn't find any drivers for the hard drive. I check the Bios menu and both drives appear. I've read on other forum about changing the bios mode (AHCI,IDE), but my bios menu is very restricted, and i dont have that option available. I used MiniTool Partition wizard on a bootable cd, and it was able to see my hard drives. I added some pictures below, hopefully it helps.

On top of not reading the drives, windows 8 won't boot up now and i keep getting "bootmgr is missing" error. I would appreciate any help, I've been stuck on this for the last few days.

A:Windows Installation can't find drives.

from what I can see you are missing the system reserved partition, this is why you have this error

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Hi all,
i want to replace my HDD to SSD. My question is how to transfer the windows license in order to proceed with a clean installation.
My PC initial came with Windows 8, and after Microsoft promo upgraded to Windows 10.
Could you please advise how to proceed?

Best Regards,
Dimitris Pilos

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When I follow the instructions to do a repair of XP SP2 (with a slipstreamed CD), after I press F8 to accept the EULA, I do NOT get the screen asking if I want to repair an existing windows installation. Instead, it asks me where I want to install XP Pro, and gives me a list of options (matching my various hard drives and partitions).

Any idea how I can get the install CD to find my existing Windows installation so I get the repair option.


A:XP Repair-Cannot Find Windows Installation

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Hello all.

I am currently attempting to install Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop; however, as the title states, Windows XP is having issues in finding my SATA HDD.

To my understanding, this is due to Windows XP not quite being "ready" for SATA HDDs, and so the proper controller(s)(?) wasn't implemented in the Windows XP disc.

I looked on Dell's website for such a driver, but was not able to find anything (though my search methods may have been lacking - I am not the most superb at file searching on the internet).

Is there any possible way to make it so that Windows XP SP2 can be installed on a machine that has a SATA HDD?

*NOTE: This is a clean install.
Thank you to all that offer suggestions or solutions.

A:Windows XP Cannot Find SATA HDD During Installation

Sometimes it's a matter of a BIOS setting, so take a look there. You can always restore to defaults, so trying settings will not be fatal.

Can you link to where you looked at Dell? If available, it is usually an image for a floppy. Do you have a floppy drive?

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I'm at my wits end here, I've formatted one of our computers, a process I've done tons of times on various PC's but this one is giving me hell.
Everytime I install from the bootable CD, it just refuses to accept that I have a harddrive. The harddrive is Seagate 60Gb IDE, not SCSI, SATA or requires RAID drivers.
I've tried reformatting with FAT32, NTSC, or leaving it unformatted, and the damn disk refuses to believe I have a harddrive. I've tried switching from Primary Master to Cable Select.
I can access and use the disc just fine in DOS mode, partitionmagic does everything asked of it to the harddrive. Its only the windows cd that doesn't see the drive.
I've tried other harddrives as well(had a spare working tiny 3.2Gb drive lying about) and the same problem with them as well. I've also tried switching the harddrive cable with a different one.

System Specs

AMD Athlon XP 1500
MSI Socket A 462 Duron/Athlon Motherboard MS-6378
1x Harddrive (60Gb Seagate)
1x Combo Drive(DVD-ROM/CD-RW)

This is driving me nuts.

A:Windows XP Installation: Does Not Find Harddrive

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I'm trying to run SFC /SCANNOW on Windows XP, and it's asked me to insert the Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD. I've done this, but it doesn't seem to have found it. I can get to the disc on Explorer, but it can't find it on the scan, even if I put it in prior to starting it.

The CD drive is labelled X:/ (not the Windows default of D:/) - would this make a difference? It would be very difficult to change them around, even temporarily, as D:/ has all my system files on.

A:Windows XP can't find installation CD when running SFC /SCANNOW

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hi , i recently installed mac os hackintosh on my laptop , i format my hdd to mac os journaled so that mac os can work, but then i wanted to go back to windows , so when i put my windows installation dvd to install it , it says :
we couldnt find any drives ,load your driver and continue , i need help i cant install my windows .

my pc:

hp pavillion dv6 7080se
my hdd brand is toshiba ..

A:windows 8 installation we couldnt find any drive

that is because windows does not understand the mac os journaled file system you need to go into the mac installer and then when it says to continue or pick disc go into disc utility at the top and format your drive as one partition and pick ms fat as the file system to do it as then in the windows installer you can delete and resize as you need. in the pics in options you want guid not master boot record since its windows 8.

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Hello, I've a Lenovo laptop X1 Carbon.I was wondering: in case of a big issue with my Laptop like impossibility to start Windows 10,how can I make a new Windows 10 installation? Where I find my Windows 10 serial number? I found on this forum that we can go to Lenovo Center Solution > recovery but in these case you thing thatyour customer has always acces to his Windows 10 desktop, exact? Thanks for your help.

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Hi there was wondering if anyone could help me.

I bought a new custom PC from ebay, a shop called FreshTech Solutions, so when it arrived I tried installing Windows 7 Home Premium (came with it). Obviously I need to do a custom install, as I'm not upgrading from anything, but when I get to the screen where it asks where I would like to install Windows 7, nothing is listed. I've tried loading from the disc that came with the motherboard, the Windows 7 CD itself, even the C drive (said it needed to format it, but couldn't).

I don't really know much about custom computers so was wondering if anyone could help me?

I have this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140816631147?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_6177wt_1186

The motherboard is a Gigabyte Z77-DS3H.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 Installation Help - cannot find hard drive

Hi and welcome to Bleeping computer.

Please go to the BIOS and see if the hard drive is detected if not please follow the below instructions. In order to go to the BIOS press F2 or del key during startup.

Sometime not often components can get loose during shipping, Make sure the Hard drive is physically in the connector Data and Power.

If you have a anti-static wrist strap please put it on if you don't make sure you are grounded.

1. Open the case
1b. Make sure that your grounded first by touching the chasis or the metal on the power supply
1c. check the connections to the hard drive.

and than try again with the install.

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I prepared a ntfs partition on my second hard drive, big enough for W8. I also hid the other partitions of W7 so that only the new partition would be active. I started the installation CD (W8 enterprise, test version) and the list of all partitions apeared. As I choosed the prepared partition, I was surprised to see a message that: no existing system partition could be found! !! I tryed to format it, to delete it, creat again and what ever all....
I googled around and didnt find any information so i gave up and installed it normaly (without hiding the other OS). But at the end of the test version i will have to repeat this procces und I would be happy to find a solution....
Anybody has an idee???

A:Windows setup doesnt find partition for installation

hi ,check this tutorial it might give you some info on what you did wrong or need to do to make it right ,good luck .
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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I have installed Windows 7 64bit to my Hp 15-af155sa but I can't find drivers for it. Please help thanks in advance

A:cant find drivers for windows 7

Hi: You should be able to use the W7 x64 drivers and software from the 15z-af000 on your model, except the BIOS and firmware files. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-15-af000-Notebook-PC-series/7771410/model/8341291 In addition to the above drivers, you will need to install the AMD chipset drivers from the link below and restart the PC. This driver will install the smbus and USB3 controllers. You want the 1st file listed on the webpage. http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Windows%207%20-%2064

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Hi, I got a new USB headset (the model is irrelevant) that is plug 'n play. It works PERFECTLY on ANY other computer I plug it into except my main. All PCs are using Windows 7 x64, no drivers (as it works out of the box). All PCs that it functions on finds the driver through Windows Update and installs it. On my main it detects the same device yet finds nothing. I have NO idea how that's possible but I cannot use the headset on my main PC as a result. The subsequent error is error 28 in the Device Manager.

Any help in the matter would be much appreciated!

A:Windows can't find drivers

Go to Start > and type "Change Device" in the search bar.
Click on "Change Device Installation Settings"

I will bet that the setting on your machine is "Never Install Driver Software from Windows Update".

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 i can't find the drivers properly from hp support where drivers available for  windows 7 and windows 10 but i able to install windows 8.1 64 bit. please help me ......

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I have just tried to dual boot install windows 8 as a dual boot but it will not find any drivers/partitioned hard drives.

Can you help?


A:Windows 8 will not find any drivers

Might be better to post this on the Windows 8 Forums.

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i am currently using windows 7 .i m planning on installing windows 8.I have a i3 machine with intel DH55PJ board.when i went ti intel website i didn't see any network graphics or audio drivers for windows 8. i wanna why intel has not released drivers for this board.? and is their any way i can use windows 7 drivers in windows 8.

A:Cant find drivers for windows 8

Welcome to EightForums.

intel DH55PJ


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I just did a clean install of Windows XP Professional on my new laptop ( I got it from Rent-A-Center and it still had the previous owners files and stuff ). Anyways now a bunch of things don't work... my WiFi... sound... video quality... and when I go into the device manager and have Windows search online for drivers it sayd that it couldn't find any, what do I do?

A:No Drivers! And Windows can't find them!


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Windows 8 will not find my partitioned drive so will not install, anyone know why?

A:Windows 8 will not find any drivers


Probably because you need to have the SATA storage driver ready on a floppy, USB, CD or DVD when going to install. When it asks where to install to, click the button to "Load Driver".

Make sure you use the same driver as how you have the bios set to: IDE or AHCI mode.

Make sure where you want to install to is an NTFS partition.

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When I installed Windows 7 RC, install did not find the driver for my Lite-on DH-4B1S Blu-ray device. Going through the normal driver search in Device Manager worked and the driver was installed.

Now, with Windows 7 RTM, the same problem occured, but going through the normal driver search in Device Manager does not yield any results.

This shows up in device manager as a Serial ATA Controller, with a Yellow !. I assume any generic SATA driver would work, but I have been unable to find the right one within Windows or on the Web. The Lite-on site lists only a firmware upgrade and after dowloading two utilities to "find drivers" they both identified a missing driver, but neither had any suggestions to fix the problem.


A:Windows 7 does not find Blu-ray drivers

Hi there
you should use the VISTA drivers that came with your hardware.

If you are using W7 x-64 and there aren't any Vista x-64 drivers you'll just have to wait.

BTW remember playng Blu Ray DVD's on a PC has inherent problems with device authentication / encryption etc.

You might find a version of WinDVD or PowerDVD works -- your hardware should come with a copy of one of these.

Playing Blu Ray movies on a PC at the moment with all the stupid DRM Hollywood adds to the stuff is one of the main reasons the Torrents are still going strong.

If I LEGALLY buy a blu ray DVD then I should be able to play it WHENEVER and WHEREVER I want.


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Hello, I very recently did a fresh install of Windows 7 on my HP Envy 15t ( http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-envy---15t%C2%A0laptop-t8g40av-1?jumpid=ba_r329_hhocse&aoid=44661&0... ) (All of my PC specs are the most basic ones available for that model), however I am now unable to acquire drivers for anything.  I have no Ethernet or Wireless driver, so I can't connect to the internet, and I have no USB drivers, so I can't plug in a USB drive to move driver setups to the Envy. I am at a dead end I believe, because I cannot think of a reasonable way to get drivers into the new Windows 7 install.>Envy connected to Ethernet, No Ethernet controller driver>No Wireless controller driver>USB drive connected to Envy, No USB drivers The only peculiar thing is that my copy of my Windows 7 installation was booted from my USB drive. So, surely my computer recognized that there was a USB driver somewhere?  There were no other OS's installed on my laptop at the time of my Windows 7 installation. Thank you for whatever help I can get. 

A:New Windows 7 Installation & No Drivers

Hi, It is very new, designed for Windows 10. Please try the following LAN driver:     http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp56501-57000/sp56899.exe Hope you can get to internet to run Windows updates to get other drivers Regards.

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I'm trying to format my HP Envy 15 1104TX but as far as I know there are only 2 USB 3 ports built into the computer itself. The Windows 7 (non-SP1) installer doesn't have necessary drivers to read from these two ports, causing a loop around the "missing CD/DVD drivers" section. I've tried the port swap fix, but it doesn't work since they're both USB3.

My real question is how do I add drivers to my Windows 7 installation ISO? I've seen a few guides but they're either badly worded or too difficult to understand. If someone from here could give the quick rundown, it would be greatly appreciated.

Note: Will I be able to just slipstream the SP1 update and the .inf drivers onto the ISO using RT 7Lite?

A:How do you add drivers to a Windows 7 installation?

Since on some systems, as perhaps yours, the USB 3.0 ports are not operational until windows 7 is installed. There may be a setting in the Bios to set USB 3.0 to enable legacy USB, which might help.

But I was able to install USB 3.0 drivers during a System recovery operation using a flash drive. But if you cannot read a flash drive during the install process, I suppose this will not work. It is a little hard to conceive of a system that has no useable USB ports during an install....

The drivers I used for my Intel USB 3.0 ports were downloaded from the manufacturers site, or possibly on a Driver disk you have. For intel, I needed the setup file and associated files for it and those two .inf files were iusb3hub.inf and iusb3xhc.inf. Yours, will of course, will be dictated by the controller manufacturer.

You can download a Windows 7 SP1 Install DVD .iso file from here and burn as an image.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Let us know how it is going.

Edit: I found this on the HP site

If your HP ENVY 15 comes equipped with USB 3.0, only the eSATA/USB 2.0 port may be used for USB devices while in HP QuickWeb mode

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I have formatted my friends desktop.
It was full of virus and trojans.
I have installed windows 7 and now I can not connect to the internet as well the sound card does not work.
The pc is a V2 Premier
I have this info also:
Network Adapter :
SiS900 10/100 Ethernet adapter
BT 878/Fusion 878A Video Captive
BT 878 Media Stream Controller
Sis 7012 Sound Codec
Also I have the FCC 91-wws-070104-v2p
Can anybody help me out? I look everywhere but I can not find the drivers.

A:Need drivers after installation of Windows 7


This should be it

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Hi all, I joined the forum because I?ve been going around in circles trying to fix my computer. Apologies for huge first post. The post by "aristotletalks" about 3/4 down page 1 of this thread sums up most of the pages I've read and things I've attempted: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3457b4a?page=1

I?m running:
Windows 8.1
Toshiba Satellite C55A-5300 (pre-installed Win 8 - no install DVD)
Intel Celeron 1.8 GHz
500 GB HDD

I?ll try to be succinct: I can?t boot my machine except with the Recovery USB I created from MS website, and when I do that I can?t get to System Restore points or Refresh because the ?hard disk where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock and try again.? I?ve spent about 12 hours the last couple days on all kinds of forums reading about this and think I?m just going in circles at this point. I?d really like to recover the data off the drive because my backup HD also just failed this week. I?ve tried:

EasyRE software (https://neosmart.net/EasyRE/) ? it says none of the drives are active or mountable

I ran chkdsk and it was estimating it?d take 60+ days to complete!? (I stopped it). C: was showing up fine.

I?ve run various diskpart commands and have been able to see the hard disk and that it?s ?Healthy?, so it looks like the drive is noticed, but it is not "active". When I tried selecting it and setting to "active" the message showed that "disk is not a fixed MBR disk".

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A:Hard drive locked - cannot find Windows installation

hard disk where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock and try again

Had the same thing happen to me, also windows 8.1.
the drive is toast
got a new drive and imaged the drive with a recent image that I had, all is back to normal

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Hi guys, i'm hoping someone can help.
I've recently bought a brand new Toshiba Satellite pro L650 running Windows 7
After a few weeks, things started to get really slow. Then I woke up one morning to discover it stuck on the first screen when I turn it on.
I thought I had a virus, so then decided to do a full re-format and re-install windows. After I formatted the correct partition, I went to install Windows 7 again
Only for it to say "windows could not detect a disc drive"
it asks me to install drivers for the hard-drive, which I can't seem to find.
it's a sata hard-drive (TOSHIBA MK6465GSX) I think is the model number.
I can not find the hard-drive drivers anywhere.

The other strange thing, is every now and then, it finds the hard-drive, but states that windows can not install onto that drive (even when I format it, try to add a partition and so forth)

I have been into bios, I don't really know a great deal of what I am looking at, but it sometimes states my hard-drive is there, and other times it does not.
I am so desperate to get this fixed. Does anyone have any ideas?
I live pretty remotely so taking it back and getting it fixed is not ideal.. but maybe necessary.
Thanks in anticipation..

- Gavin.

A:Can't find hard drive during installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

Hi gav
It sounds like a hard drive problem. Try this switch of the laptop and remove the battery then remove the hard drive, then replace hard drive battery and switch on your laptop.

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Hi, I got a virus on my laptop lastnight. Everytime I boot, try safemode, or the recovery partition I recieve BCD error 0xc0000098. I attempted to run /rebuildbcd from the command prompt of the repair disc, it scanned for windows installation and was unable to find any. If I select load drivers I see something odd. It shows HDDRecovery as C: 594mb free of 12gb, local disk D: (has no space info), System E: 1.27gb free of 1.46, and boot X: 29mb free of 31.4 mb. My laptop has one 600gb hard drive in it. Local disk used to be C: and the recovery partition was D:. I'm a little confused by the other two partitions showing up and no space info for the local disk wich is now D:. From what I've read the pc is looking for the boot file on c:, but can't find it because c: is now d:. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Boot\ BCD error 0xc0000098 cannot find windows installation

Download Knoppix Live CD iso and burn it to cd using image burn. Boot laptop from it and see what it shows in filesystem (if it matches what you have). You can also attempt to repair your windows installation with it.

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Im trying to reinstall Windows 10 on my Lenovo 710S. I want to format the HDD in the installation and install a fresh copy of Windows 10. I have created a bootable USB but the installation program cant find my HDD. I have downloaded this driver from Intel, https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25165/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver... When I browse for a driver it find Intel Chipset SATA RAID Controller but it still cant find the HDD. I have tried to list the drives in the command line using Diskpart but it only finds the USB-disk. I know that the HDD works perfectly because it the same drive Im using now. What should I do?

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I have a copy of windows 7 which I burned. When booting from the disk I get a error saying it can't find the drivers. I have tried making a bootable usb drive from the .iso file using Microsoft's usb tool, the tool finishes says everything was successful. But when I boot from the usb drive it also comes with the same error about not finding the drivers.
Need help! Was up till 4 am (PST) trying to find a answer to no avail.

Thanks all in advance.

A:Windows 7 image on USB Won't find Drivers

The error is almost always a bad installer.

Try burning confirmed ISO from Windows 7 ISO downloads with ImgBurn at 4x speed, or writing to stick using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works for me.

If it persists then you may need to supply the driver for the SATA controller at the Load Drivers link on Drive Selection screen.

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This computer had windows 7 installed but suddenly was unable to boot. I'm attempting to install windows 7 again, but where the installer asks me "where do you want to install windows?"  it tells me "No drivers were found." and the list that usually shows drives and partitions remains unpopulated.
Other things that may be important: 
My friend had windows 7 installed on the computer from a bootleg disk. I read that doing this improperly has caused the problem.
The BIOS is already set on ACHI mode
Model: Inspiron N5040
I could not locate a recovery image.
any help is appreciated!

A:Can't find drivers when installing Windows 7.

This is a french site which detect all your Missing drivers on your computer and give u Links for downloading very easy to use, 
Go to  :http://www.touslesdrivers.com/index.php?v_page=29
scroll down and click on Lancer la détection
this will Launch a simple java Application which is going to scan your computer and detects all missing drivers after that,  u see all missing drivers with there download Link, Just download and install them hope its helps,

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Hi, I just bought a Lenovo 310-15IKB and I can't find the suitable drivers for Windows 7 64 bit. Could you help me please?Thanks in advance! Best regards,Georgiana

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I just finished my first PC build- Asus Z270E, Intel Core I7 6700, Storage- Samsung 960 Pro M.2 512gb, (4) 8gb HyperX Fury DDR4, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 FE, EVGA 850 p2..
In my first attempt I had (2) 500gb Seagate SShd which did not register in Bios but after tweaking Bios I attempt to install Windows, where I am prompted Windows can not find drivers and there is nothing listed in the storage column. I assumed it was my used Seagate Hard drives causing the issue, so I purchase the Samsung 960 Pro M.2 SSD, once installed on the board it takes Bios 15-20 minutes to load up if it even loads up, once I get into bios and tweak for the different hard drive I again attempt to set up windows, still the same issue, windows can not find drivers. I update Bios from Asus website, I also downloaded Asus chipset update but can not figure out how to install it without having windows, I entered command Prompt in setup and ran SFC/scannow and it stated there was an issue resolved I just have to reboot pc and the issue will be fixed but there has not been a fix. Please If anyone can help,it took me a year to purchase all these components and now am a month in on trying to figure this out. I am assuming that the motherboards chipset needs updated but do not know, if it is something else. But the issues appears to be in the storage area of the motherboard all issues appear to point to storage. Thank You

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I m using hp envy dv4-5205tx running windows 8(came with it when i bought the laptop)

I m having trouble running games in windows 8 and prefer running windows 7

So, before doing anything, i tried to find all the drivers needed for my laptop in the official hp site, and I saw that only drivers for windows 8 available for my model since its a new model.

I tried to find the drivers manually, but scared that it might be incompatible with my laptop model. But i seriously want to reformat to windows 7.
Hope you guys will give me some solution to overcome my situation.

A:Where to find drivers for windows 7(hp laptop)

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Hello there,
does anyone know were I can find a driver for Toshiba F3507 Mobile Broadband device for Windows10 (64bit) and a driver for Authen Tec Inc AES1610 also for Windows 10?

A:Tecra s10-15z - Cannot find drivers for Windows 10


Which notebook model do you have exactly?

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Hi, I can't find drivers for Windows 7x32 bit for my new Lenovo G50-30. Looks like Lenovo support doesn't have them. Am I wrong?

A:Can't find drivers for Lenovo G50-30 for Windows 7 32-bit

G50-30 is delivered with Win8 so it will only support Win 8, and later i think WIn10.Did you install win7? if so what are you missing?

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I've just clean installed Windows 7 with SP1 64-bit on my HP Elite 7300 Elite Series and I have no drivers at all. I can't seem to download the drivers from the hp website because it just results in an infinite loop. Can anyone help? I would like just atleast the network driver so then Windows can automatically find the rest of the drivers that I need.. any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks!

Edit: Here is a link to the pc that I have: http://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/buy...4+GHz/P118193P

A:No drivers, usb installation of Windows 7 Ultimatex64

I'm confused. Are trying to download the drivers from the laptop that doesn't have network drivers installed? The first rule in any clean install is to have the drivers saved first...before you begin. A flash drive works perfectly for this.

Since you have access to another computer, download the network drivers there, save them to a flash drive, and bring them over to your HP system.

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