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"No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok"

Q: "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok"

When I tried to install windows 7 Home premium (Dell) on my pc, I get this message...All it gives is only OK, Cancel and Browse options...I tried browsing everywhere in my pc but it didn't solve that...Hope someone would help me...

The actual message is:
"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>

A: "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok"

I have had the same problem on an Acer laptop. My issue was that I tried to install via the USB 3.0 port. Both external dvd and usb/iso failed. Iserting the USB stick into the USB 2.0 port, and installed flawlessly.

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Ok, now I get another problem... When I click "install now", I get a msg box that is saying 'no device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK'

What should I do now?

A:When I click "install now", it's saying "No device drivers were found"

Is the HD showing in BIOS?

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

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I just discovered how awesome this feature is, but unfortunately it is not functioning properly, playing with drivers might help I believe :/

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I've a samsung with some extra samsung features (samsung update plus, speed up manager, recovery system etc.) and they bug me. Therefore I wanna do a clean installation on my laptop but when I boot up on my USB (works fine) I get the following message "No device drivers were found ..." instead of having access to the partition manager.
I've done a lot of research on my problem but haven't come up with any solutions yet. Does anybody out there know what to do?

Btw., I've tried the to boot other laptops with the USB stick and it works like a charm. I read somewhere that the problem could be that my laptop didn't load the SATA drivers, which is needed for the partition manager, that might be the problem but I don't know where to find the drivers though.
Furthermore I've noticed that I can't see my USB drive when I browse for files only C:/ (system disk), D:/ (primary), E:/ (some recovery disk) and X:/ (boot) and that might be the problem I guess!? Strange this that I boot from the USB stick though

A:"No device drivers were found ..." when trying a clean Win7 install

Format the USB stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Boot under USB, Removable or HD's in one-time BIOS Boot Menu. Set HD to boot first in BIOS setup.

I would first make sure your Samsung Recovery is not set up like in this thread, which is the worst nightmare I've seen here in thousands of successful clean reinstalls. The OEM software didn't work correctly when downloaded from webpage. Samsung claims the apps which work are stored on the Recovery partition which only enables the use of an image user is to save to external or DVD's. However if a small Recov partition is accidentally deleted during reinstall there is no access to this or the Recovery image - ever - and Samsung won't ship Recovery Disks. Apparently the only way to reinstall the Recov partition is if the image is saved to DVD's which will boot and run, but many save it to external instead.

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Greetings; my first post.
Had Vista Ultimate; scraped it and loaded Win7 Prof. Awesome OS so far. Installed peripherals, no problem. Printer installed fine, works fine. Wanted to share it on home network. Attempted to load Canon MP970 onto network and rec'd install error with missing driver. Windows found driver at Intel (IPMI & PCI Serial Port), it downloaded but failed to install. I still see the warning icon by Other Devices and cannot identify the devices. I've attached screen shots of the sequence and Intel driver download name. The attachment is in 7-Zip format. What are these devices. How can I update the drivers for these unknown devices? Everything else works fine.

Thank you.

A:New Win7 Install; Device Manager "Other Devices" drivers not found problem

The fact that W7 had no drivers for the unknown devices during installation is going to be problematic, most likely it means there are no compatible drivers available.

See if this helps

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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)

I have experienced this same problem with Vista x86 and x64.
I am trying to clean install Windows 7 64bit.

I put the drivers on a thumb drive and Browse to it when 7 prompts me. Funny thing is, Windows 7 reads all the other files on the thumb drive like .psds, .flas, .skps, and so on.... but it just plays stupid to the actual drivers for the motherboard/chipset. The system rejects XP and I was forced to put Ubuntu on it. Ubuntu sucks, nothing runs. I know all about WINE to get some programs to run but I use the entire Adobe Suite.

A:"DVD drive device drivers missing" in Win7 installation setup

Try this:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Take a look at these posts:
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

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I have a HP ML110g5 server which I have disconnected the smart array and connected a HDD via sata directly to the motherboard.
when installing windows 7 "No device drivers were found etc."
does anyone know where I can get the drivers (I assume for the HDD) so windows will recognise where to install windows.
Bios does recognise the HDD.
the HDD model is 9ca152-784 by seagate

at a loss?


A:installing windows 7 "No device drivers were found"

Hi jls6872, Welcome to the forums, Here is the link to the drivers HP ProLiant ML110 G5 Server*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center The OS is for the windows server edition ,Use these drivers and install in compatibility mode , Theoretically these drivers should work for you but I am not 100% certain

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Hi.. 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.

What to do.. please give me solution as soon as possible

Thank you!

A:Windows 7 Installation Error "No Device drivers"

Remove the non-working CD/DVD drive.

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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I just got this laptop off of a Facebook yard-sale page for my area. They were selling it because it would not boot. I bought it home and my current Studio 1747 laptop told me i needed to format the Hard drive from the Acer before i could use it. I formatted the drive.

Now, I can install Windows 7 again, i thought. So i put in the boot disk, got to the "Choose where to install" page. But "No Drivers Were Found"

I clicked browse and all that came up was "Removable Disk (C", "CD Drive (D" and "Boot (X"

(C told me to insert a drive into Removable Disk (C.
(X Said: "No signed drivers found."

So im in a stump.

Acer Aspire 5733 series

I also get the same problem, different hard drive, in a Lenovo G575.

A:"No Drivers were found.." Windows 7 installation

Boot from the DVD as if you were going to install, then do this:

1. On the first Language screen, press SHIFT+F10 - a command prompt window will open
2. Type diskpart and hit enter
3. Type list disk and hit enter

Copy exactly what is now shown on the screen, and type if back here in your next reply.

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Hi guys,

I'm getting this when I click the Install button during installation for my Intel SSD using Bootable Thumbdrive (USB 3.0):

"No drivers were found. Click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation."

Anybody knows what's the reason and how can I resolve this?


A:Getting "No drivers were found...." During Installation

This is a very common error when trying to boot from a USB3.0 port since all USB3.0 drivers are 3rd party drivers, and are not loaded until Windows boots. Microsoft does not produce native Windows USB3.0 drivers.

To solve this problem, you must boot from a USB2.0 port.


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"no audio device" "no playback device" "No Sound Card was found"
ok.. I'm stuck.. puzzled...

I recently had a professional computer fix it company wipe my computer and now I do not have any sound. I do not have even the little icon on the bottom left hand corner to turn volume up or down. My keyboard does not allow me to turn the volume up or down, it seems unresponsive to volume but does light up on the screen showing VOLUME... but of course, there is no volume... I am computer illiterate and thirsty for answers...

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3

System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061

System Model
Enclosure Type: Desktop
RC663AA-ABA a1640n

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Intel(R) Core (TM)2 CPU
6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)

Memory: 2046MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Volume
indicates "no sound" and Device Volume is all the way to LOW and everything is GREY and untouchable/unchangeable

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Audio
indicates "no playback devices" on Sound Playback

Sound recording is working fine as I use skype many times but I can not hear the other party but they can hear me just fine.

Starting with the BIOS, I went into Audio and made sure this was enabled.. it was...

downloaded/installed Microsoft... Read more

A:"No audio device" -- "no playback device" -- "no sound card was found"

STLj said:

after RUN>
typing in "dxdiag"
it reads under notes,
"No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided bv the hardware manufacturer".

This is where I get fuzzy and lost. Do I need a new sound card installed? Is that the problem?Click to expand...

That dxdiag "no sound card" message is misleading as I've found it says that if no driver OR sound card. I think you're missing the right driver

Also, it would seem from your post you have High Definition (HD) audio. Which means you'll need to find the right High Definition audio driver. (AC97 pre-dates HD audio so the Realtek AC97 couldn't be right)

Try starting on the HP support website HERE and enter your model number or they have a button where they'll try to identify your product and drivers for your model. They should list an HD audio driver there

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Hi everyone,

I get this message while installing a new windows OS on a laptop, "No drives were found. Click Load Drivers to provide a mass storage driver for installation".

It's my sisters old laptop and I am not really sure what really happened as she too is not sure. She just said its not working. I wanted to format it because it would not even start it ends up with error : A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reco... and pressing these doesn't do anything.

Please note:
I can't use any software to check my hard drive as I am not even able to get into windows. I have tried removing and reinserting the hard drive, didn't help.

I'm using usb for installation as I don't have a CD.

Please help.

A:Windows 7 installation: No drivers were found click load

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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Hi!! I've found another interesting bug fix!! I'm surprised i found no other useful material on this error on the internet, when it seems to be a fairly common and annoying error, but here goes:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\Report[any random number here]

In order to recognise which tmp file you should look into, you need to know the CATALOGUE number of the driver you wish to install.

[Guide to finding out the catalogue no.:
Inside of the place where you have your driver setup files (cd, floppy, wherever), locate the .cat file. It should have an icon with several sheets of paper bound with a strip of tape. Windows uses the catalogue file name as the tmp file name. So search through the folders in the above mentioned directory until you find the one with a tmp file by the name of the catalogue file you’ve located in the steps above]

In here you should find a .tmp file. There will be about 4 files, give or take. Open the .tmp file.

This is the file that will give the REAL solution to your problem:

In this file, windows logs its actions while installing the drivers.

Now here's the magic: Windows cannot find the file specified? Cos Either Windows or your Conexant driver witers is stupid. Either way, if you scroll down to the bottom of this file, and read the last 20 lines or so, you'll realize that windows was actually looking for the file that was missing in a valid folder, but the files weren’t there.

In my case, the folder was:... Read more

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1st noticed when I plugged in my iPhone & instead of the ususal little popup box asking what to do with pictures (can't recall what it's actually called) it now comes up with New Hardward Found.

The iPhone syncs ok with iTunes as the "Apple Mobile Device USB Driver" is ok in Device Manager & I can transfer music & videos etc

However the "iPhone" shows an exclamation mark in Device Manager - which is the camera drivers, meaning it doesn't show as a drive in My Computer.

Whenever I plug my iPhone into the USB it always comes up with new hardware found & tries to locate the drivers, it does this ok but when installing them it always come back with the message "access is Denied" I have tried reinstalling them from within Device Manager as well but get the same message.

I have also plugged in a USB card reader previously unused on the laptop to check if it was just my iPhone & again it finds it as new hardware & tries to install the drivers but again comes back with "Access is Denied" So it's not related to just my iPhone, it looks like is related to USB devices.

I have tried using a different USB port (There are 3) one of which has the mouse plugged into & the mouse works ok, the other has a bluetooth dongle in it & that works ok as well.

I have turned off User Account Control & this has made no difference.

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A:Windows Vista is saying "Access Denied" when trying to install drivers for USB device

Download the driver EXE file & save to desktop. RIGHT-click on desktop EXE icon, select "Run as Administrator"

That might do it, but COMODO either is or will be a problem. It's firewall does not play nice with Vista and causes system services to crash. All 3rd party firewalls have this problem if not completely configured properly for NETBIOS ports in particular. If 1st suggestion does not work - remove comodo.

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At some point in the last three months, a number of machines have stopped being able to add new USB devices.

These can be USB headsets, mass storage devices, anything. This includes devices which previously have installed fine and been working without issue.
In device manager, the devices show as "No drivers are installed for this device". However, if you click update drivers, and then manually select the Mass Storage (for example), you can install the device without a problem.
This has nothing to do with any vendor specific drivers - This is a Windows 7 issue.

Has anyone seen anything similar?
Is anyone aware of a recent update that may have had an impact on the USB stack or the operation of PnP?
Any other ideas?


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My HDD crashed and I didn't back up my drivers, I got all of them from the lenovo support site for my Lenovo Y570 and still remains "Base System Device" drivers. I've tried the Lenovo Update scan thing and searching google for people with similar problems, I came up with nothing.

So I ask here, what are these drivers? Where can I find them?

Pic below is device manager; in properties it states location as PCI Bus 10 (I have no idea what this means or if its relevant)

I can't notice anything wrong with my Laptop as it is now, everything works (I haven't tried gaming, except I can no longer scroll with my touchpad, the sides used to allow me to but now the whole area of the pad is touch to click)

Thanks for your help in advance would be a huge help if you could help me work this out.


A:[Request] Lenovo y570 "base system device" drivers

Have you looked here?:

Try the chipset drivers.

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I did a reinstallation of Windows XP Pro on my main computer a few weeks ago. I would note that this is the first reinstallation of XP I have ever done. I thought I covered all of the bases (did a fair bit of studying beforehand), but I apparently I may have missed something.

I wiped and re-formatted the HDD's, reinstalled the SATA drivers and did a complete reinstall of XP. I updated the bios, video drivers, etc. Also made a separate 8Gb partition on my data drive for the swap file. Everthing has been working fine, but I noticed a few odd things this AM when I was perusing XP's "Device Manager".

There are several system devices listed which state: "No drivers are installed for this device." The services are as follows:

Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
Direct Memory Access Controller
High Precision Event Timer
Motherboard Resources (listed 3 times)
Numeric data processor
Programmable interrupt controller
System Timer

I went through everything listed under Device Manager (even hidden devices - printers and non-PnP devices), and the above are the only "problem" devices I found. It looks like I omitted something when installing the motherboard software/chipset, but I don't know what it is/was. I have not encountered any major errors yet, and I've been running it for 2+ weeks now. It runs clean and fast. I do get IE-6 windows stating that webpages failed to load on an occasional basis, but not sure if this is related. FYI ... Read more

A:XP Reinstall: System device issues - "No Drivers Are Installed"

Those should work fine without drivers. Did you install SP3?

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When I view the volume settings, it says "No Audio Device", and when I view the "Device Manager", under "Sound, Video And Game Controllers" it reads as follows:

Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media Control Devices
Standard Game Port
Video Codecs

How do I find out which sound drivers to install? I have already tried Realtek AC'97 Audio and when it installed.. it finished halfway and a message popped up and said "Uninstalling audio drivers". I removed and re-installed Realtek AC'97 Sound Drivers. Well, it refuses to install the "driver" file actualy, that's the main problem here.

My PC is really messed up, I deleted a bunch on notepads because it was taking up my hard drive and I needed to install a game. But that didn't work out great :| Now my computer is missing Search Companion, System Restore, and Regedit ! HELP! How do I get those back?

I went on to to do a scan to find out my mobo it's called:
MSI (Micro Star) MS-6566E (845E Max) Motherboard

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU, 2.40GHz
Memory: 512MB of RAM
7.85GB Hard Drive :O

Thanks in advance~ !

A:"NO AUDIO DEVICE", tried installing sound drivers but it refuses !

You "deleted a bunch of notepads"? OH NO!!!! Never do that unless you are 100% sure the file will have no effect on your PC!

Wow... it sounds like you may need to do a "Repair Installation", using your XP installation disk (the same service pack as your current installation)

You could try this, if you have your replace critical files, for starters:

Type "command">

In command prompt, type: "sfc /scannow"

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First post on this forum, that I discovered by chance looking for an answer to my problem, so Hi everybody

I recently changed the Graphic Card on a computer running on Windows 7 64 bits, SP1 (from a Geforce 760 to a Geforce 560Ti)
I had a huge amount of problems doing so: after uninstalling the drivers of the precedent card and installing the new one (both coming from the Nvidia website), the computer simply couldn't find the new or the ancient GC!! Or it did find it, but "couldn't access it" or "hadn't access to it" (sorry, don't know the exact terms, the OS is set to French).

Anyway after half a day of trial and errors, I finally managed to install it in safe mod, and I thought that everything was -finally- okay.

Then, a few days later, it appeared that the "couldn't access device" was now spreading in the whole computer: I can't even install or use a single USB device.
I tried the USB drivers - general fixes for problems that you advice, three times without success: it still have the same problems.
I can't totally install USB devices (and all devices, I assume from the GC incident) even on safe mod.

Oh, and on top of that, the windows restoration system doesn't work: I would have tried to go before the GC change to see if everything was working.

I also checked the famous SP1 USB driver problem, but it doesn't seems to fixt it (the .exe find no problems).

EDIT: more info:
1) I checked the UAC, the slider is all t... Read more

A:General drivers problem "device acess denied"

I would scan the machine for malware first thing.

Are you able to run system restore from safe mode?

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Since the anniversary update, I've been getting no audio due to a "No output device installed" error.
All of my drivers are fine and running. I Reset the PC while maintaining my personal files AND STILL I had the error.
When opening audio properties, there are no inputs or outputs. Device manager points no errors.
Windows troubleshooting is useless in this case. Finds an error but no fix.
Another weird aspect is that it happens only sometimes. Sometimes, with a reboot it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Ran "sfc /scannow" while getting that error message and it said there were no errors.
Ran the HP boot troubleshooter and sound was just fine.
It's a new HP Spectre x360 4103np with native Windows 10. I'm going crazy because since that update, I've been getting a lot of errors...

A:"No output device installed" even though all drivers are fine after a OS reset

Just called HP Portugal and they said that the error I'm getting is a known error and Microsoft is aware of it but there are no current fixes. Only a rollback to the original Windows 10 version would fix it.
So now we play the waiting game until either HP or Microsoft fix the problem.

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Hi great guys at SevenForums. its me again...and this damn ASUS. anyway, I have attempted to install windows 7 via usb to my system(system specs under profile), but i receive a prompt about device drivers and i cannot continue. The image is an original .iso for windows 7 home premium, downloaded from digital river using a direct download. the usb is a 4Gb transcend. note: (windows device manager says the drivers for both usb and hdd are most current, and devices are working properly.) oh, My hdd is a Seagate 5400.6 320Gb internal laptop drive. i burned .iso to usb using UUI. I do not have any dvd's to use, i had 1, but i wasted tryind to burn winRE to disk. hdd has been formatted by windows to accept install but it will not. PLEASE HELP GUYS! You guys helped me with bad memory modules on sevenforums before, i hope that there is a guru for this issue too...all the thanks, Fedaru.

I read on another post about removing disk drive before install but this asus notebook is like fort knox! i would have to remove a cover like 10 screws, and that may void warranty.

A:"load device drivers" prompt while installing windows 7 via usb

Hi Fedaru,

I have seen this message before if the USB drive you are installing from, is inserted into a USB3 port. This happens because USB3 ports require 3rd party drivers, and the drivers only make the port fully available after Windows 7 has loaded.

Can you check to see that it is inserted into a USB2 port? If so, try inserting into a different USB2 port, and trying the installation again.


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I don't have any sound because i get the "no audio device" pic related

I have tried bios enabling, updating realtek driver, set backing the driver, uninstalling then reinstalling, installing drivers off the HP website, installing drivers off realtek website. I've done the services.msc ****. EVERYthing. I've made a fresh reformat of XP btw. Help?

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Also when I tried to install the HP driver it says I need the UUA high definiton bus driver, but it says in device manager that i have it, and when ever I install the uua driver off microsoft or whereever it says it has installed and must restart but when you get back on I try to install the HP driver but it still says I need the UUA driver.

A:[SOLVED] &quot;No audio device&quot; yet I have realtek drivers installed

Hi Difused. This might sound like a really stupid question but do you have any speakers hooked up? If so, are they connected to the correct plugs?

Good day.


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Hi Everyone,

I am currently attempting to install Windows 7 on an SSD RAID Array, and I have encountered several issues (this has been a one step forward, two steps backward affair). The issue that I am currently facing is the fact that I am unable to load RAID drivers during the OS installation.

As is normal for this kind of installation I choose "Custom" and I cannot see any drives listed, this is the point at which I click on "Load Drivers" and then I select "Browse". My challenge is that regardless of how I "insert the drivers", which is to say whether I put them on a separate USB drive (FAT32 partitioned), or take the Windows 7 installation DVD out and insert a CD with drivers - I simply cannot navigate to the drivers.

Because I am unable to load the RAID drivers I simply cannot proceed with the OS installation.

*** Note ****

As of writing this I came across a program called RT Seven Lite, which has allowed me to create a "slip streamed" Windows 7 installation - using the program I was able to integrate the troublesome drivers into the Windows 7 installation disk.


Kind Regards,


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Hi Everyone,

I am currently attempting to install Windows 7 on an SSD RAID Array, and I have encountered several issues (this has been a one step forward, two steps backward affair). The issue that I am currently facing is the fact that I am unable to load RAID drivers during the OS installation.

As is normal for this kind of installation I choose "Custom" and I cannot see any drives listed, this is the point at which I click on "Load Drivers" and then I select "Browse". My challenge is that regardless of how I "insert the drivers", which is to say whether I put them on a separate USB drive (FAT32 partitioned), or take the Windows 7 installation DVD out and insert a CD with drivers - I simply cannot navigate to the drivers.

Because I am unable to load the RAID drivers I simply cannot proceed with the OS installation.

*** Note ****

As of writing this I came across a program called RT Seven Lite, which has allowed me to create a "slip streamed" Windows 7 installation - using the program I was able to integrate the troublesome drivers into the Windows 7 installation disk.


Kind Regards,


A:Fixed "Unable to load RAID drivers for Windows 7 installation"

Did it work?

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Everything was wiped. Os, hd etc. I go to install and it says , "a dvd driver on your pc needs is missing" it had been burned correctly, sata ports have been rearanged from slave master etc. Ide is accurate

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IBM ThinkCentre A50 8320-7EG, Windows XP

Just reformatted and reinstalled, lists the ethernet, audio and video as 'unknown devices' (ethernet at least definately worked fine before reformat). All integrated with the motherboard.

Have tried to install drivers from the disk, downloaded from the IBM website and from driver packs but nothing has had any effect, using the wizard it won't recognise any drivers, installing the alleged drivers manually it says they have installed on the installation wizard thing, but nothing's changed with the device in device manager.

I assume somehow I must have the wrong drivers, but not sure how this could be the case, or really what else I can try.

Thanks very much for any help!!


A:"Unknown device", installing drivers not working

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I am unsure whether I should enable ?Automatically get device drivers, apps, and info for new devices? when installing Windows 8 Pro?

What exactly will it do?

If I enable this, will Windows then automatically install software packages/drivers from the manufacturer, like for example the Logitech Setpoint software for their keyboards and mice ? and similar software for other devices? I don?t want or need that. Or will it behave like in Windows 7?

On my other PC with Windows 7 I see in Windows Update that there are a couple of optional updates, including that Logitech stuff, as well as some driver for a BenQ monitor I have ? and also nvidia video drivers. This kind of stuff I don?t want or need installed automatically as important updates in Windows Update - so I am worried if enabling this automatic driver stuff in Windows 8 is different than Windows 7? Meaning that it will get installed ?secretly?/automatically?

However, it?s fine that Windows finds them so I can manually go and check if I want to install any of it.

The key is that the updates are optional in Windows 7, but I have seen a few people complain about Windows 8 installing stuff like video drivers and mouse drivers automatically.

I hope someone can help me, thank you

A:Enable "Automatically get device drivers" during install?

See here for more info Device Installation Settings - Windows 7 Help Forums

This tutorial with info is also for windows 8.

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Hi all,
I recently reformatted my hand-me-down HP Media Center PC (m7640)
OS is Win XP Media Center Version 2002 Service Pack 2

(see above image for serial #, etc)
Using the recovery/reformat boot sector. HP seems to have used this drive sector (since HDD's never go bad...) in lieu of offering an OEM OS disk, but the perk is it install all of the drivers and pre-runs the windows setup steps for you. Problem is, it didn't get the graphics driver right. Every time you reboot it prompts you to install the drivers for your "video controller"

and if you do "search the computer/windows update" it finds nothing. The tower bears an NVIDIA sticker on the front, and if you go to the HP support page it tell you the download you need is for "NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Graphics Drivers" which is a file called "sp26796.exe"
When you run the downloaded file from HP it opens the standard NVIDIA install screen and runs through a quick step before aborting, notifying you that these drivers are not applicable to your hardware.

Did I wrongly the driver/video card? Is there a way to get just the .inf's (or cab's or whatever) so I can just tell the windows driver install that I "have disk" and can skip the issues with the NVIDIA GUI installer?

A:Solved: "Video Controller" drivers for HP Media Center m7640

Download and install the chipset driver (sp26802.exe), reboot then try to install the graphics driver.

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My Vista laptop has worked free from problems for a while but last day when I tried to normally boot it, it said "operative system not found" and "PXE-EX1; media test failure. check cable" and so forth.

And then, when I tried to re-install or perhaps restore Vista, when the "Where do you want to install Windows?" comes up, it says that "No drivers were found", altough they were in some weeks ago.

What should I do? Has my computer gone to inevitable death, or is there anything i can do?

A:Vista "OS not found" + "no drivers were found"

No drivers were foundClick to expand...

it actually said "no drives were found"

Sounds like the hard drive died (most likely) or the data cable connecting it to the motherboard has gone bad, what make and exact model is the laptop?

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I am reinstalling windows 7 on my laptop. Installing windows is not a new thing for me, as i have done this for a number of times on different laptops. But now, I encountered an error that I never have encountered before.

I made a bootable flash drive and copied all the contents of the iso to it (I have used the same iso since the first time i learned installing windows, so iso should not be the problem). Now, I restarted my laptop and booted it from the flash drive. It then showed the window with the button "install now". I clicked it and the error appeared saying:

"No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK"
"Load Driver
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 believe i have done nothing wrong in my installation process, from making the bootable flash drive to booting from it.

My laptop:
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.120830-0334)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: K43SA
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/26/11 14:41:34 Ver: 04.06.03
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM

A:Installation error from USB: No device drivers were found

The error almost always means its a bad installer. Use the ISO for your licensed version from Step 1 written to stick using tool in step 2, then closely follow the other steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which are same for retail.

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Hello all, 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 OK

Followed 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 know that all the required parts are in the computer, yet I can't seem to figure out how to solve this, any help at all would be appreciated.

A:No Device Drivers were found Windows 7 installation

Have a look in the bios & check the settings in there. Sounds like it is trying to load a raid array.

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I am having problem with installation Windows 7 on my new Lenovo G50-80. I downloaded legit ISO and created bootable USB.

The error I am getting is this: Installation error from USB: No device drivers were found

Tried different methods from Rufus, Microsoft USB tool, Ultra ISO etc. Different copies of Windows 7 - Ultimate and Home Premium.

Tried to boot same USB from my desktop PC and it works fine.

How could I resolve my problem and finally install Windows 7?

Here is the Bios settings (I tried to change from Windows 8 to Other OS in BIOS, but still no success):

A:Installation error from USB: No device drivers were found

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Have you seen this ?
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Is 8 still on the drive ?

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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.

I'm currently running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. What I'm planning to do is FORMAT my whole PC and do a custom install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 again.

A:Installation From USB Fails - No Device Drivers Found.

Where did you get Ultimate? How do you plan to activate it?

The error is always a problem with the installer as obviously the USB stick needs no DVD driver. Try writing the confirmed ISO to stick using Universal USB Installer to compare what happens.

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the error reads exactly as in the title, this may seem like a double thread to someone who has seen another thread i was recently receiving help on, however it is not, this is a separate issue.

my procedure

1.uninstall drivers from device manager
2.use ati installer to uninstall further
4.delete all ATI/AMD files from C: and prog fils / prog x86 3.4.5 (ran updater first)
7.update vga drivers
8. reinstalled VCC 12.1 (last stable version on my machine)

bout 30% through the overall percent progress bar, i get a popup that reads "Error: the inf file was not found" despite my best efforts to give it the best case senario.

another fix for this someone gave is, to after this process, un install using the ati installer again and re install again and it should work... nope... people have said it may be a bloatware thing, but the problem is in the driver, not catalyst. im running out of options.

the drivers still seem to be functioning despite this, however, i worry it may be the updated vga and ati drivers from within device manager.

despite the drivers KIND OF still working, id feel more confident if i did not receive this error on installation

A:ATi display drivers Error "the inf was not found"

uninstall as usually
now goto AMD Driver Autodetect and follow instructions

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I am currently using a:
Gateway GM5478
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q660
Windows Vista 32 bit
I read that my chip set is able to handle a 64 bit OS and I purchased the 64 bit version of windows 7. When I boot from the disk it loads up and begins the setup installation, but as its starting I receive an error stating "CD/DVD drivers not installed." I am using an ASUS DVD drive and installed the latest drivers and am still receiving the error... any suggestions?

A:Receiving a "CD/DVD drivers not found" error


Try changing your SATA setting to AHCI in your BIOS, or IDE if it is already set to AHCI.

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I've had a toshiba satellite p15-s479 for a little over a year and a half now, and I have some real problems. First off, about 2 weeks after my warranty expired, my cd drive crashed and no longer works. To replace it, I bought a sony dual layer usb dvd burner. It works perfectly fine.

Now, more recently, my hard drive crashed. I bought a new one online, but it wasn't formatted so I also bought an enclosure that turns it into a USB mass storage device. Now here is my problem:

I set bios up to boot the sony usb disk drive with my laptop's recovery disk in it, and it starts to work fine (shows windows 98 loading) and then very quickly it says drivers not found, and goes on to say no cd/net....

Does anyone know what I can do? I've heard of booting from a boot disk with generic cd drivers, but it really is way over my head. My only other option is to possibly download a free distro of linux and install it on the hard drive while it is a USB mass storage device, but I don't have enough time on another computer to do this. HELP!!!!

A:booting w/ USB cd-rom drive "no drivers found" Help!

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I finished with a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 in a new Sony Vaio S laptop. I installed all of the Sony Drivers and also performed Windows Update. A few drivers provided by Sony were not compatible with 7 (they are listed for Win 8), but I was able to download them from the device manufacturer. I checked Device Manager and I'm unable to install drivers for Universal Serial Bus Controller (see screenshot below). I tried searching for the driver in the laptop and online without success. Any hint? Thanks

A:"The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28)"

Cute horse, If they were available and installed b4 you did the install then they are still available. Keep trying.

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system\current control set\control\virtual device drivers.virtual device driver format in the registry is invalid.choose close to terminate the application.what this mean?some expert advise is welcome.thanks for the attention.

A:how i can fix this error"virtual device drivers"

Check in Device Manager by pressing Windows Logo key + Pause Break key and then Hardware tab and then Device Manager and see if you can see any virtual device maybe with a yellow warning sign next to it

If you see that and are sure about it is the one then right click on it and uninstall it and restart your PC

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Hello! I am currently trying to install windows 7 onto my laptop. I had recently used a program called DBAN to completely wipe my computer, and that involved windows 7. I'm using a USB flashdrive with the windows 7 .ISO file on it. I had successfully started the installation process when I booted the USB drive, but when I was prompted to 'Select the Driver to be installed', the program couldn't locate any drivers. Please note that I am using a Inspiron 1545 laptop and installing the 64-bit versions of windows. Please help me!

A:Windows 7 installation error: 'No device drivers were found.'

Where did you get the Win 7 iso? What program did you use to create the flash drive?

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I was actually getting ready to post here about my x00000124 problem but reading other posts realized that my motherboard drivers were freakishly out of date (2006 versions, forgot about them last time I was installing a system). I dled all new ones, installed them all, performed a restart and then used newly installed ASUS Suite to update my BIOS.

Not sure if that's relevant, but after that last successful startup there was a bunch on popups asking for promision to launch several application (related to the driver update I imagine). I agreed to all of those and nothing beyond that happened.
I did not restart computer again before performing BIOS upgrade.

BIOS itself seems to work just fine.

When I attempted to start system with new BIOS my computer restarts about 1 sec after starting animation begins. I can only launch it in "Startup Repair" mode and it communicates that automatic repair was impossible. For those reasons i can't provide that archive with dumps and whatnot. Safe Mode isn't working either.

I'll rewrite problem signature "System Repair" provided:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
2: 6.1.7600.16385
3: unknown
4: 21199297
5: AutoFailover
6: 2
7: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Forgive me shitty formatting but am on the phone right now.

A:How to install drivers using Windows Recovery "Load Drivers" option.

See if you can do a system restore from boot (option two here - System Restore )

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Hi guys, I'm trying to install Windows 7 64bit from a USB2.0 8GB stick, I go into the Asrock bios and goto the boot menu and change the boot to the USB stick, i then click save and exit. The pc restarts and i get into the "Windows is loading files" then it comes to the "Select Name,Country" I click next then it go's to the "Install Now" So i click it, It says "Starting up" Then it go's to this white box screen that displays 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" I then click "Ok" A another white box shows up that says "No device drivers were found. make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok" So that's the issue, I've been looking on to other forums, And they've said to put the USB stick into other USB2.0 ports. And i've done that, Still the issue is there. So, Any help would be wonderful, Thanks for taking the time to read/reply to this. Thank you.

Motherboard:Asrock AM1B-ITX
CPU:Athlon 5350
Memory:Team Elite Plus 8GB (2x4 GB)
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
Case:Logisys CS301BK Black ATX Tower Case

A:Windows 7 64bit Installation Issue. No Device Drivers Were Found

This message is usually always as a result of a bad burn or bad iso file.

Where did you get the iso file from and how did you put it on the stick ?

I recommend this program, it works great.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

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When i try to install Vista Ultimate onto my friend's computer... it says "Device drivers not found" when you would usually select the hard drive for partitioning and formatting. Instead nothing is shown in the box and it just has an option to "load drivers" "rescan" or "quit" and i can't figure out what to do?!

He has a Compaq Presario SR5152NX Desktop PC
The hard drive is a Seagate barracuda

i can't for the life of me figure this out!

A:Solved: No hard disk device drivers found VISTA INSTALLATION!

Have you tried loading the drivers?

Direct download:

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First let me tell you about my system.   This is an Inspiron
E1705/9400 laptop with the T7400 Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.16
GHZ.   It has 2 GB of RAM and a brand new 500GB Hitachi Travelstar hard
drive (7200 RPM).   It also has the GeForce Go 7900 GS video card.   
It previously had Windows XP Professional (32 bit) and worked fine.  
But, I have three computers in my home and home office and would like
them all to work better together on my wired home network, so I am
upgrading all three to Windows 7.   My two desktops (one is Dimension
XPS 420 and the other is Dimension XPS 430) seem like they will be no
problem to upgrade to Windows 7.   But, this laptop was not listed on
Dell's Windows 7 Compatibility List.   However, the Windows 7 Upgrade
Advisor that I downloaded and ran seemed to say that it was OK to do a
clean install of 32 bit Windows 7 and it only had a few minor concerns,
where it said to check for updated drivers from the manufacturer.   The
laptop originally came with a 100GB hard drive.   For my use, that is
getting very small, so I decided to get the same exact 7200 RPM drive
in the 500 GB size.   This will allow me to do a clean install of the
32 bit Windows 7 OS on the new hard drive and not have to wipe the old
drive to do it.   I can just hold onto the old HD and stick it back in
whenever I might ... Read more

A:Minor Problem with New Windows 7 Installation on my Inspiron E1705/9400 - two entries for "Base System Device" under "Other Devices" with yellow exclamation point

BTW, I just downloaded and installed the driver pack from that ftp location and it worked, even for Windows 8.1 - 64 bit.
Thanks Steve!


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Latest Crimson Edition Drivers seems to crash repeatedly on desktop "Display Driver has stopped and has recovered" again and again once you hit the desktop, sometimes when you run a game or something that is related to the graphics. The only solutions was to Disable the drivers, downgrade to Win 7/8.1 or install a 14.12 Omega which is what I'm using right now. I've tried using DDU and TdrDelay, still no good. Right now the 14.12 omega is stable but playing games doesn't seem to give me a good framerate since it's outdated. Any workaround or reason why it crashes?

A:Latest AMD Drivers "display drivers stopped and recovered" Win 10

Having the same issue with internal Intel HD graphics.

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Need the aforementioned drivers.  I have installed virtually every driver available in the Driver download page inc Control Vault and cannot get the two driver mentioned.

Any help would be appriciated 

A:Need drivers for Dell Latitude E6520 "Broadcom USH" & "Mass Storage Controller" Windows 7 64 Bit

Check under Security for the Broadcom Unified Security Hub (USH - probably a print/biometric reader) for the device that best matches your hardware:
The other "mass storage controller" ... go to Device Manager, right-click the device in question, Properties, Details tab, change dropdown to Hardware Ids and give me the the VEN and DEV ID's (do the same for the above USH device if the driver linked does not work).  

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Could you help please? I get a "Cannot find 'http:///;'. Make sure the path or internet address is correct" alert every time I boot my computer. Nothing shows on security scans. Need to fix!

Enclosed is my Hijackthis log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:31:38 PM, on 9/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Bluetooth\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\... Read more

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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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Okay, I have an ATI Radeon 8500 on my Windows XP system, and one day, after my dad had used the computer, the 3D video driver stoppeed working. He can't recall doing anything. So it goes. I think "whatever", downloaded the latest Catalyst drivers, and try to install it, only to get the message "INF Error, Video Driver Not Found" and then "Try to set up your adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup". I tried googling for info (apparently it's a common-ish issue), but I never found anything that worked. I tried uninstalling anything ATI and then installing, to no avail. I tried uninstalling the error-listed VGA adapter from the Device Manager and then running install which didn't work. Rebooting after that also didn't work (it popped up with "New hardware found" after the reboot, but it couldn't find the proper drivers).

After an unedifying series of adventures I got to which has several drivers for my mobo. I first downloaded (obviously) the VGA driver, and tried to run setup. Unfortunately, after preparing the install, an Error message pops up saying "The system cannot detect the device, please confirm that the device is configured properly and restart the setup program." I then tried downloading the AGP upgrade, installed it, but nothing changed. I also downloaded the BIOS update, since it mention... Read more

A:"INF Error", VGA Driver "Missing" Installing ATI Catalyst Drivers

the radeon is not integrated with your motherboard, and the onboard video has probably been disabled in the BIOS. to install the appropriate drivers for an ATI radeon 8500 card you need to download and install the drivers from ati's website. from there you can download the latest version of catalyst and install that.

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The following was displayed in 'Automatic Repair' on startup:

"The operating system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors"
"amdkmafd.sys" "0xc000007b"

I had installed the new windows 10 anniversary update (1607) and after finally sorting out everything to my liking I decided to boot up Radeon Settings to see if there was an update for the driver from AMD.

I was greeted with a message saying that the AMD driver was either missing or wasn't working properly and that I should go to AMD to download and install the correct driver.

Obviously confused as to why it would be missing or had errors I continued to download AMD's auto driver detect tool and ran it.

In the 'checkbox' stage of AMD's auto detect tool I saw that under all the items was a message saying that no version of that item was installed which I found rather weird that the drivers don't exist and the culprit initially points to the windows update I just completed.

I continued with the install and it was at that point when I experienced the BSOD.
The computer didn't restart after the BSOD so after some waiting I restarted it manually.

It then booted into Automatic Repair and the obvious route after the computer won't start due to the missing or corrupted system driver would be to use a recovery disk or USB.
Sadly I have neither.
(I have restore points but obviously can't get to them)

(I can't use the BSOD dump analysing... Read more

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I'm the same guy who posted about the usb devices stopping to respond after unnormal shutdown. Most of my specific usb ports don't recognize certain usb devices after a power blackout or sometimes just unplugging the device. Anyway, the computer finds the usb device when plugged in, but does not recognize it and states it's in what I'll call safe-mode since I don't know the right english term. Anyway, it proposes reinstalling drivers for these devices. In most cases the cds have been lost or forgotten when I moved from home, and searching the net it states not finding any better suited drivers.

I have noticed that shutting the usb-root thingy that controls the ports, and putting it on again will after reboot revive the device. This is very annoying though. There's also a window that sometimes pops stating "remove the device safely", although having looked at it, it shows no indication as to how to do so. I've also been told that usb devices should be safe to remove just by unplugging them. Are there any instructions you can give me how to prevent the comp losing the identity of the device?

A:USB device in "safemode" in lack of correct translation

After a power surge a computer's motherboard USB ports can be the first things to actually go
There's really nothing to say, except you need a new ne Motherboard
If it's a PC then you could purchase a PCI addon USB card (they're very common)

That could help, and then just disable the onboard USB through Bios (CMOS Setup) and use the addon card only

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Hello, I've often had this problem in the past where I will format my hard-drive or custom-build a new computer, only to find out months later, that one or more of my device drivers are not up-to-date or compatible with their current driver software...

When starting from scratch, what's the best way to ensure all your device drivers are updated/compatible? Like, for example, how do you personally ensure all your device drivers are up-to-date and compatible when starting anew? Go to the manufacturer's website for every driver? Or what? Are there any software tools out there that can help in this process?

Just curious, because I've always just kind of methodically and tediously gone to every manufacturer's website but I always seem to end up down the road with driver conflict problems...

Any advice here would be useful.

A:How do I make sure all of my drivers are correct/up-to-date?

The best option as you have already surmised is to go to the manufacturers websites.
Commonly there aren't a great deal of driver updates to check, but the ones that should be updated, especially if you are planning on migrating to Windows 7 are:

Motherboard manufacturer for:
Chipset driver, LAN driver, audio driver (if onboard), video driver (if onboard).

Video card driver (if discrete/seperate):
nVidia : from manufacturer preferably if GeForce 7xxx series or earlier, or direct from nVidia if unavailable, or 8xxx series or later.
ATI Radeon: Direct from ATI

Soundcard (if discrete/seperate) from manufacturer, also peripherals (printers, camera's, (some) keyboards and mice, scanners, copiers etc.)

To minimize driver conflicts I would only download one driver per component and use the correct procedure for updating drivers (i.e. close down all other applications before installing).

BEFORE updating drivers I would strongly recommend that you create a System Restore point and check for the drivers functionality, and repeat the process for each driver.

If you are unsure then please post back with your system information.

I would not recommend any all-in-one driver solutions at all.

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I have had this problem numerous times in the past where the installation proceeds then ends with the messages:

During the installation of the device.
The system cannot find the file specified
and it goes into a detection loop

HERE is the solution:

Windows 2000/XP has a bug that it cannot properly detect new hardware by *.inf files, if the RunOnce registry key is missing for the following location:


This key is often used by installers to execute post-reboot programs, but sometimes they accidentally delete this key.

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Make sure that you understand how to backup and restore the registry, in case a problem occurs. Please read the linked Microsoft Knowledge Base article prior to editing the registry.
Go to Start » Run and enter "regedit."

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

With CurrentVersion Highlighted, go to the Edit menu and select New » Key

Name the key RunOnce, leaving everything else about the key alone.

The RunOnce key should now exist underneath the CurrentVersion key.
Once the key exists, Windows 2000/XP stops redetecting the Hardware

A:"cannot find the file specified" "during the installation of the device."

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Hi All,

Thanks in advance for any help.

I purchased and installed an Iomega 34766 NAS yesterday. I have three machines that run Windows 7 (2 - Ulitmate 32bit & 64bit; 1 - Professional 32bit) and a Windows xp machine.

I am having trouble getting the Windows 7 Professional 32bit machine to show the NAS as a computer under the network folder. It will show the NAS as a Media Device and Other device. I can access the device as a media device, but when I click other device, it opens a IE browser and errors out. I have not been able to map the device in windows explorer either. This NAS has a print server built in and it will not show the printer either.

My other two Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 bit (Desktop-Windows & HTPC) machines work just fine and the NAS shows under the computer and media device and does not show as other device. The printer pluged in the NAS works like a charm.

The primary computer that I need to work is the windows 7 professional version (LPC-PC) thats not working.

I posted a screen shot of what I am looking at from the computer that does not work and one of the machines that is working.

As a side note, LPC-PC is my laptop and it is the machine that is not working. Desktop-Windows and HTPC are the two machines that it is working just fine on.

I am able to connect to LPC-PC from Desktop-Windows; however I can not connect to Desktop-Windows from LPC-PC.

When I first started messing with LPC-PC it was not even showi... Read more

A:NAS shows as "Media Server" and "Other Device"

Well I solved my own problem and feel a little silly. I just happened to check my msconfig.exe and I had it set to selective startup with the first option for services unchecked.

Everything is now up and running. My NAS is showing and I can connect to all my computers.

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How can be sure or at least feel comfortable that I have correct drivers for my older Studio XPS 8100 desktop after upgrading to SSD and clean installing Win 10? Also is there a easy way to be sure all Windows essential stuff is installed? Like net framework, other runtimes, and etc. Thanks for any advice, help, or info!

A:Trying to make i have correct drivers and essentials installed after i


Have you already upgraded to Win10 or are you planning ahead?

If you have not already upgraded, then have you verified via Dell or via the Windows 10 Compatibility Checker that this system will run Win10 OK?

Get Windows 10 app - Check Compatibility Report for Windows 10

(Some older systems have trouble upgrading. This is true more for laptops than for desktops like the XPS 8100.)

In any event, the Dell Drivers and Downloads page will give you all the latest drivers for the system, at least for the innards that are still original (if not for the new SSD) -- you just enter your service tag or express service code, and it will look up your system for all the relevant drivers:

Dell Drivers and Downloads

As far as this part:

Also is there a easy way to be sure all Windows essential stuff is installed? Like net framework, other runtimes, and etc

Do you mean BEFORE or AFTER the upgrade to Win10??

Other, more expert forum folks will undoubtedly have additional advice, including links to the many excellent tutorials to assist with the upgrade.


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How can be sure or at least feel comfortable that I have correct drivers for my older Studio XPS 8100 desktop after upgrading to SSD and clean installing Win 10? Also is there a easy way to be sure all Windows essential stuff is installed? Like net framework, other runtimes, and etc. Thanks for any advice, help, or info!

A:Trying to make i have correct drivers and essentials installed after i


Have you already upgraded to Win10 or are you planning ahead?

If you have not already upgraded, then have you verified via Dell or via the Windows 10 Compatibility Checker that this system will run Win10 OK?

Get Windows 10 app - Check Compatibility Report for Windows 10

(Some older systems have trouble upgrading. This is true more for laptops than for desktops like the XPS 8100.)

In any event, the Dell Drivers and Downloads page will give you all the latest drivers for the system, at least for the innards that are still original (if not for the new SSD) -- you just enter your service tag or express service code, and it will look up your system for all the relevant drivers:

Dell Drivers and Downloads

As far as this part:

Also is there a easy way to be sure all Windows essential stuff is installed? Like net framework, other runtimes, and etc

Do you mean BEFORE or AFTER the upgrade to Win10??

Other, more expert forum folks will undoubtedly have additional advice, including links to the many excellent tutorials to assist with the upgrade.


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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Hello, I have a desktop here where any type of OS installations won't work. If installing Windows the installation get stuck at "Starting Windows" or can't find installation media.During the hang, my hard drive makes a clicking noise for like 10 secs and then stops. If installing Linux distributions, the installation reports that the device for the media is not ready. Any help is appreciated

Acer Aspire AX1430G-UW30P
AMD E-450 dual core processor
AMD Radeon HD 6300 graphics

BTW im not sure if it's BIOS because I don't know if it's UEFI or EFI

A:Windows installation stuck at "Starting Windows" or "Device not ready" for linux

The clicking sound could be a bad HDD.

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Hi, can anyone tell me how I can get the right click drop down menu's 'View source' to always open a web page in MS Frontpage instead of Notepad? This is when I have a web page of a site I'm working with open on my screen in IE7. I use Windows Vista Home Premium. You could easily achieve this with WinXP using TweakUI but I don't know how to do it in Vista. Reason I want to do this is because the 'Edit with' button at taskbar at top of screen always greys out after any refresh of the page. Is there a registry tweak would let me fix this? Prefer not to have to install an entire tweaking program just for this one change. Many thanks.

A:How can I make the right click "View source" open page in FrontPage?

Open registry (run regedit)
Go to: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor
Then, change path to the path of the proggy you want to use.
Maybe you have to reboot or Log off/Log on to apply changes.

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Does anyone know how I can activate the "click" noise that you get when you click on links? I can't find an option for it in the firefox settings.
I am using Firefox 3.0.4.

A:I want firefox to make a "click" noise when i select links....

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hi guys,

i had a problem here. the problem is my laptop/notebook always making the "click" sound (the sound that like you open a folder in windows) although i'm not doing anything.when i turn off my laptop today, then i opened my laptop for the next day it making the same problem.i don't know how it's happened.

hope you guys can help me to solve my problem.

p/s : i am using windows 7.*sorry for bad english

A:Laptop Make Weird "Click" Sound

Are you on wireless? It is possible you are picking up:

Broadband interference usually comes from incidental radio frequency emitters. These include electric power transmission lines, electric motors, thermostats, bug zappers, etc. Anywhere electrical power is being turned off and on rapidly is a potential source


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When I click internet explorer to go online a box appears with: cannot find "http:blah blah" make sure path or internet address is correct

and internet explorer closes down.

This box stays on screen. If you try to close it tries IE again and it simply reappears.

Can anyone help

A:cannot find "http:blah blah" make sure path or internet address is correct

If your certain the Modem/router? is working ok then remove the modem power cable from the back and leave for two minutes. This flushes it. Not the same as switching off the power!

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error message "application not found" pops up when I click on a link in windows live mail ....Tech Support Guy System Info

Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1982 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294963 MB, Free - 196885 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 6 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY206, ˙˙˙, ..CN6986178T26EE.
Antivirus: F-Secure Internet Security 2011 10.50, Updated and Enabledindows live.

A:Solved: windows live :I get an error message "Application not found"when I click on a

Problem of "application not found" was solved by using the correct default browser

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In an attempt to recover a couple of "permanently" deleted files I stupidly tried to install Norton Utilities (it worked fine on WinXP). I ignored the installation messages telling me it was not compatible with Vista (dumb). When the installation was complete it of course didn't work, so I manually removed its files as well as all references to Norton, NPROTECT, and NortonUtilities that I could think of and find in the registry. I disabled a Norton service that had been set to "automatic".

Vista still runs but now when I click (or right-click) the Recycle Bin on the desktop I get an Explorer.exe message box stating "Application not found."

Running Vista SP2. What are some troubleshooting steps I could try that might help me find the problem and repair the Recycle Bin?

(And yes, I've learned my lesson... )

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 133702 MB, Free - 58891 MB; D: Total - 223786 MB, Free - 144209 MB; E: Total - 255996 MB, Free - 141776 MB; G: Total - 220940 MB, Free - 150952 MB; S: Total - 9460 MB, Free - 908 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Benicia, 1.01, MS1C82R71604304
Antivirus: A... Read more

A:Click Recycle Bin, Get "Application Not Found" message

Follow Method One HERE to perform a System Restore to a point before you edited the registry.

Then reboot your machine.


Then download and run the Norton Removal Tool.

Then reboot the machine.


Then to get those files back, download and run Recuva.

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I'm in the process of clearing up my right click menus after installing Windows 10. I found guides for all menu items I wanted to get rid of here on TenForums (Yay!), but I can't find a guide on how to remove the "Cast to Device" item.
Is there a way to remove it (for folders and files)?


A:Remove "Cast to Device" from Right Click Menu


Same problem here. Seemingly no solution yet to this on the entire internet ...

... until now:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
"{7AD84985-87B4-4a16-BE58-8B72A5B390F7}"="Play To menu"
Spent quite some hours engineering this, so I hope some people find it useful!

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I'm trying to burn some pictures but I got this message " " THERE IS NO MEDIA INSIDE THE RECORDING DEVICE, PLEASE INSERT MEDIA" am I doing something wrong? I can burn most anything else except this particular lot of pictures, I must add that it's about 600 pics.

Thanks for your help....

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I'm having this problem since few months ago. before I had installed a software named VMWare for my college's assignment in order for me to use Linux Ubuntu. but apparently it gave me a lot of problems until I decided to uninstall the software. after I uninstalled, all NEW USB devices such as external HD, flash drives and etc cannot be detected and windows always prompt "Found New Hardware" pop up message and require my windows to install driver software for my USB devices. I tried clicked the "Locate and install driver software (recommended)" but it still prompt out again the message. it happened for all new USB devices. I don't know why. maybe it happened after I installed the VMWare, I guess?

can someone help me with this? I cannot use my new flash drives and external HD for me to transfer my works. it's so tiring

A:Always prompted with "found new hardware" to install driver software for any USB device

Have you tried reinstalling the chipset drivers, which would generally be responsible for USB support?

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I have a one month old Inspiron 15, Intel i5, 8GB Ram, 1TB HDD .  Last week I received a message from Dell Assistant saying that an update needs to be installed.  After installing it I got a dark screen with white text stating "No Boot Device Found - Press any Key to reboot"  Every reboot I got the same message. 
Fortunately I was able to phone call for support. 
I am not a techie so It's not clear to me what was going on, but the agent had me push F12 key on reboot and do some diagnostics and make a change to something about the BIOS.  Then I was able to use the laptop again.  I asked the agent why this happened, and she said something about Legacy BIOS not being recognized.  I didn't understand and asked again why Dell sent me a message to update a one month old laptop, and then because of that update the laptop could not find the Boot Device?  She did not have an answer. 
Now I'm not sure if I should allow future updates from Dell onto my laptop.  Can anyone give me a non-techie explanation of what happened?  

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I was recently running a regular scan on my computer with my anti malware program, when the program was done scanning it restarted my computer to finish the removal of malware. Upon restart of my computer I received an error that said "No boot device found. Please press any key to reboot your computer" I pressed a key and it brought me to another black screen that said "scanning media", I have now seen this screen enough that after a few seconds and only for a few milliseconds text beside it says [failed] then it disappears, seconds after that it brings me back to the first screen.
I have been unable to return to my computers login screen and have contacted dell and they have told me I must buy a plan for them to help me, which was quiet pricey, I plan to bring my computer in to Memory Express but they also charge a pricey amount so any fix would be much appreciated.

A:Laptop startup error "No boot device found"

The fifty dollar question is, does the hard drive show up in the Bios?

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I recently bought a new Sata 3 Hard Drive (500gb Sata 3 Barccuda) for my PC.
I've downloaded countless Windows 7 ISO's. I have a LEGIT key. After burning it on ImgBurn, Nero and Poweriso at 4x and 3.5 (Can't go lower than 3.5) It gets to the Language setup after 30minutes or so, Than a futher hour to get to driver selectio, but once on driver selection it tells me "No device driver found", I've tried lots of seperate ISO's and even Vista!

I've been trying to fix this since Friday and everything I've tried doesn't work. I've even tried using a USB. Please, Help is extremely appreciated!


Mobo: Ga-Ma770-Ds3
CPU: AMD 6000+ 3.01ghz X2 Dual core
RAM: 1gb x 4 (4gb)
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 550TI 1gb

I don't know if it helps but I use TDK 4.7gb CDS.

A:Windows 7/Vista Install "No Device Driver found"

please help

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I was trying to play Neverwinter Nights 2 on my laptop. The install went fine, but when i tried to play the game i gave me the error message "no direct3d compatible device found". I updated direct X and the driver for the video adapter. My best guess is that i need to get a better graphics card to get it to work. I looked around a little, and from what i hear the best choice for this laptop is to get a Nvidia geforce go 7400. the problem with that however, is that i have yet to find anybody who actually has one. I checked newegg, amazon, ebay, and of course with Nvidia themselves, but the only one i've found is already installed in a laptop.
My computer is a dell xps 1210 running windows 7 pro. The processor is a Intel core 2 duo T5600 1.83GHz. The video is onboard (Mobile Intel 945 Express Chip Set Family). It has 2 GB of RAM. Let me know if there is any other information about my specs you need to help me with this. Any help or advice you can offer would be appreciated.

A:Error message "no direct3d compatible device found"

Double check your laptop manual but when I checked it, I saw no way to add or change the graphics. You will have to live with what you have.

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Ok I've got a problem with my Empire Earth game.
I wanted to install the game on my new Windows 7 computer, I was able to install it on my Vista computer. So when I put the CD in and clicked install, a few moments later a pop-up relating to Autorun appeared, it said The installation program could not be found.
I kept clicking install and ended up with another pop-up
E:\SETUP.EXE is not a valid Win32 application.

I had lost the system requirements for the game, and I'm not sure if it had something to do with them.

My system requirements are as shown:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire M1800
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 1769MB used, 2325MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Empire Earth won't start installing "The installation program could not be found"

Have you tried starting the installer in compatibility mode?

Right click on "setup.exe", select properties and navigate to the compatibility tab. Enable compatibility mode and then select an OS from the list (I suggest running the program in Windows XP compatibility mode first).

Additionally you can try running the installer as administrator. Just right click on the installer and select "Run as administrator" from the menu.

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I have given my 40GB ATA HDD to my friend to fetch some movies he has got in his 160GB SATA HDD. He configured my HDD as secondary master and copied all the movies to mine. Later he removed my HDD and rebooted the system to find that his HDD isn't booting up. He says that his HDD isn't being detected in the BIOS. The well known error message "No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter" appears every time he tries to boot his system. What can the solution other than formatting?? ( Formatting isn't favourable as there is critical data in the HDD).
Please help me..

A:"No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter"

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1.  I am using Windows 10 operating system.  

2. The Windows 10 Desktop menu at the bottom of the screen has a windows icon, (with 4 (four)window panes)
as the fist item on the menu list.  When this icon is clicked it shows apps selection sub-menu as one of the options.

3. The fist menu icon/item, at the bottom of the screen which is used to get to access to apps, and other applications
is no longer responding when I click it, but it responds when I right click, with a menu that contains "Programs and features, Mobility Center,..., Shutdown or sign out and Desk Top".  I therefore can no longer access the apps.

4. The other problem, which is not related to the first problem above, is:-
4.1 The system tries to update features and fails to update some feature,and returns
a message or notification,, "some features failed to load"

Could somebody please help
Daniel Ncwane
South Africa
cell number 0781363571


1. The system tries to update features and fails to update some feature, and return the message or notification that "some features failed to load" 2. The windows icon, (with 4 (four)window panes) at the bottom of the left and
which is used to get to access to apps, etc., is no longer responding when I click it, but it responds when I right click, with a menu... Read more

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Okay hi this is my first post I registered to hopefully receive help for this issue:

I bought a new ssd drive to make my pc faster but when I try to install Windows 7 via a usb I get this error saying the "requested partition could not be found" now I have installed linux mint which worked fine but I can't get along with it so now I tried installing Windows 7 again but got the same error again.

I have tried 2 different usb still not working though

Also to confirm it never boots the installation, this error happens before the installation has a chance..

All help would be great


A:windows 7 usb installation error "requested partition not found"

Do you have UEFI BIOS? If so the stick must be formatted specially and booted only as a EFI Device.

Otherwise work through the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I know this has been posted before on these forums, but, the fixes posted were unable to fix my system, so I figured I may as well post MY symptoms and see if I can get some advice.

Ok, so, I recently attempted to install SP3 and restarted my computer when prompted to, and when my pc restarted, all seemed to work ok. The "Professional" word on the boot screen was removed, showing that SP3 had been installed. But, when it loaded past the boot screen, the screen went black and restarted automatically. I disabled automatic restart and then received the blue screen error "STOP: c0000135 winsrv was not found"

First, I followed the instructions on the microsoft kb page which told me to boot into recovery console and try the cd c:\$ntservicepackuninstall$\spuninst method. This did not work, for when I enter that it says "Directory was not found." or something of that sort.

I also tried copying the .dll from the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder to System32 through recovery console using the command COPY C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\WINSRV.DLL C:\Windows\System32\WINSRV.DLL. When asked to overwrite, I said yes. It copied succesfully, and I still receive the same error. I tried this again, but first deleted the DLL and then copied it fresh so an overwrite was not needed. Still no success.

*EDIT* Reinstalling windows does not seem like an option at the moment, for when i attempt to continue with a windows installation it gives me an e... Read more

A:c0000135 "winsrv was not found" blue screen after SP3 installation.


You probably need 'critical update' KB885523 - try this link:



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I just reinstalled a clean Windows XP copy in my desktop computer which is of Dell Dimension 4550 model. I had reformatted the entire disk, deleted everything and reinstalled a clean copy of Windows XP Home with service pack 2 into my desktop.

Most of the drivers were missing after the reinstall.I managed to get suitable drivers for my network adapters and now i can successfully login to the internet.

In my device manager window, i still have two devices which have a big yellow question mark next to them. They are "Multimedia Audio Controller" and "Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller" devices. I do not know where i can get the suitable drivers for these devices.

I have all CD's that came bundled with this computer. Among them are Dell Dimension Resource CD for Reinstalling Device Drivers and Using Diagnostics, Utilities and Online Documentation.

I need help in finding the right drivers for my two devices. Currently i cannot hear any audio from the speakers of my
computer. I need to install appropriate drivers to make my speakers and microphone function.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Drivers required for "Multimedia Audio Controller" and "USB Controller"

Next time, save your drivers before you reinstall.

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So I have been having trouble with my Bluetooth USB adapter BTD-400 all day by Kinivo, and It would not install drivers at all, it would say access is denied. I uninstalled bcm20702 and then located it again, the drivers sort of installed after that. Now the option to add a bluetooth device is there after I installed the proper software, but I cannot add the driver for the bluetooth peripheral device part. I just get Drivers were found for bluetooth remote controller but had an issue installing "access denied". (I select the right part of the cd where the drivers are). On device manager there is bluetooth radios. under it is Broadcom bcm20702 bluetooth USB 4.0 device. As well as Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator. those two have drivers. My cellphone can find and attempt to pair with my pc, it gives the passcode, but nothing shows up on my pc. as well as my pc cannot find any bluetooth devises such as my bluetooth headphones, and the cellphone that locates the pc. And I am on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. any help would be greatly appreciated. Also the bluetooth device worked perfectly on my bros computer.

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So my HDD is detected on bios.
It is on AHCI mode.
I ran the seagate tools (i have a seagate hdd)
it came back with 9 errors but the tool fixed it and it is passed now.
I use a usb stick Windows 7 Installer.

My laptop model is Acer Aspire 4750g.

Cannot reinstall OS
BTW, I followed the instructions given there.

and i'm temporarily using a Linux Backtrack (it installed good).
Thanks for helping guys.

A:"No device driver were found." HDD on laptop not detected.

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all.

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
& than Reboot PC to install.
Let Acer Recovery disk do the partitioning.

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:'s%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How do I restore my computer using the eRecovery Management program?

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

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Hello all,
I have an Eee PC Win 7 Starter with no sound.

Fresh factory restore (for something else)
downloaded and installed the Realtek audio driver from ASUS support
stopped and started the Windows audio service- It had been running
allowed windows to troubleshoot- says no audio device installed

vol icon has an x
it says there is no audio device installed
device manager doesn't even show a " controllers etc." category

A:ASUS Eee PC 1005 PEB "No audio device found"

In the BIOS, is onboard audio enabled?

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I recently purchased a Dell XPS 13 which is great, however i keep getting crashes where i have to hard reset the machine. On reboot i get the error message "no bootable device found". I also had the issue with Windows 10 upgrade where the upgrade goes really slow. A firmware update provided by a Dell rep fixed this issue but i still encounter the crashes.
After searching the forums i think that this is a specific compatibility issue with the SK Hynix 512GB SSD that comes pre-installed and Windows 10.
Any advice on workarounds or a way to get the drive replaced by Dell would be greatly appreciated as i am tempted to return the machine back to the store, but i really like the laptop and want to keep it.

A:Dell XPS 13 9343 "no bootable device found"

Thank you for writing to us. I am Jennifer & I work for the Dell Social Media Team.
*Have you tried to perform the Dell Hardware diagnostics on the system by pressing the F12 key on system startup. If any error code comes up on the screen then do make a note of it along with the error code.
*Also check if the system's event logs to see if any errors are listed in os .
Do reply to this post along with e service tag of the system(sent via private message) so that we can check the system's specifications to assist you further.

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"Wizard cannot launch: No Audio Input Device Found. make sure your audio hardware is working properly and check your audio configuration in the audio devices and sound themes control panel"

For whatever reason, my computer has decided to STOP being able to see my microphone as an active/plugged in device. I have never had a problem with this in the past. Roughly a week ago, it was working and nothing to my knowledge has changed (Not sure how that works...). I hadn't used it since then until I tried yesterday and it couldn't be found.

No, it isn't the microphone. I tried two others (Both a standard USB mic and a headset with green/red inputs) and neither could be found. The weird part is that I can see the red light glowing, meaning that it's getting power. When I tried the headset mic, I could hear through the headset and all was working fine except the mic.

I went to the windows "Sound" control panel, right clicked, and showed disabled devices. The only ones that are there are:
Microphone - Realtek High Definition Audio (Not plugged in)
CD Audio - Realtek High Definition Audio (Disabled)
Stereo Mix - Realtek High Definition Audio (Disabled)
I enabled the last two and tried the wizard again, and much to my surprise, the wizard began to work and let me set up my mic. Unfortunately, the mic still wasn't recognized and while I seemed to make progress, my voice could not be picked up.

I checked for updates, and there was one for a USB audio Driver. I got s... Read more

A:"No Audio Input Device Found" Error when looking for mic-

First the two different mics are two different issues. An analog computer mic (that plugs into the Pink mic jack uses the PC's sound card. The USB is digital and separate.

Probably not related, but Stereo Mix should be set as default recording device. Then whatever recording device is used will be heard. You also need Stereo Mix if you ever want to record audio from the internet.

Work on the analog mic first. One step at a time. Recycle the Realtek sound as a start. Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the Realtek entry to highlight it and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the Realtek drives. Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will reinstall the sound. This fixes any Windows/Sound corruptions and may take care of the Analog mic.

By the way, here is how to post screen shots on this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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Hello all, 
I'm sorry if I'm putting this in the wrong forum,,I'm new to this,
So, today I tried to install my brother's 3T seagate expansion hardrive..with no luck. I read to remove fast startup, so I restarted my computer and got a black screen telling me no bootable drive is found. I tried hitting F1 several times, to no avail, then tried the options given in F2 resetting boot setting does nothing..I have also tried F12 diagnostic and it finds nothing wrong. When I purchased this computer I wasn't given a boot CD and I really regret never making one now. Is there anything that can help me get my files back? I have a bunch of music (my own) and photos (also my own) I'd love to recover.

A:XPS 8700 windows 8.1 "no bootable device found" H E L P

How many hard drives are internal to the system?

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I installed Windows 7 on a new (smaller) hard drive using recovery disk. After installation went successfully (according to the pop up the dialog box), the machine restarted and I got the error "No bootable device". The machine is Acer Aspire one netbook with Windows 7 Starter.

The computer detected the hard drive in BIOS. I also connected the hard drive to another machine externally and here's the partition info:

12GB Healthy (Recovery Partition)
102MB NTFS, System Reserved, Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)
97.67GB NTFS, Acer, Healthy (Logical Drive)

How do I get this laptop to boot up with the new hard drive?

A:"No Bootable Device" error after win 7 installation on new hard drive

did you check your bios and make sure the new harddrive is set to the first device to boot from?


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I am trying to re install my Windows 7, to do that I am using an 64bit, OEM Home Premium version from Microsoft website. After all files are loaded and I am starting installation I am getting this message: "No new devices could be found. Make sure the driver files are correct and located on the driver installation media."

My first thoughts was that installer is missing SATA drivers to my Motherboard so I downloaded them and tried to add from my memory stick during installation but it didn't help, I also tried to switch to IDE mode but it didn't work also. Latter I created bootable pendrive with Windows installation but got same error.

Don't know how to deal with that problem, please help.
Computer that I am working on is Asus G73SW-a1 laptop, please let me know if I need to post any additional information's.


A:Windows 7 OEM installation problem- "no new devices could be found..."

The SATA drivers are all in the WIn7 installer as long as you downloaded it intact and wrote to stick or burned to DVD correctly as given in Steps 1/2 from Clean Reinstall - OEM Windows 7. Read over all the other steps too to make sure you are prepared to get a perfect reinstall.

First enter BIOS setup to see if there is an EFI boot disk in BIOS Boot order. If so remove it and wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command first to change to MBR disk.

If not check for newer BIOS update, if none reset BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS.\

Unplug all other HD's then wipe the HD as given above.

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"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error installing"

I've spent hours researching this error - Seems like many people have the same issue although there is no difinitive fix or known cause.

I'm hoping someone here has an answer.

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM (HP)

This is not an upgraded Vista system.

It's not a specific driver related issue as it's the same response/effect be it graphics/chip set/usb/printer drivers.

Please dont suggest to flatten and re-install or run a repair install - It's not an option, I only have remote access to the unit
as it's currently in field use.

This is a machine specific issue - identical machine purchased at the same time and configured the same has no issue.

So the story.

User has been fine for weeks - no hardware of software changes except Windows Updates.

A Camera/USB connection that was working no longer does.
Tried in all USB ports

Plug in - windows announces found new hardware, tries to install drivers then fails
with "Windows found software for your device but encountered an error installing ...."

Device manager finds and identifies device although it is in the 'Unknown Device" category.

Manually updating drivers via search/internet or point directly at a driver has exactly the same effect.

Thinking this was just the camera drivers - I researched and downloaded new drivers from camera manufacturers sites
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A:There must be a real solution to "Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error installing"

Hi Chris,
This issue occurs due to Driver software path is not specified .
In-place upgrade would be the best choice.
If you would like to fix them one by one, please Locat and install the driver software from the c:\windows\winsxs folder.
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Hello forum,

I have a windows 8 laptop and a linux desktop, both connected to the same screen using hdmi - since my screen has only 1 HDMI input, I use an HDMI splitter.

Every time I move from the linux to the windows 8 laptop (using a HDMI mini remote control), I get a message from windows saying that in order to apply these changes I need to reboot.

Note that I also use the same wireless keyboard and mouse for both computers - each time I change from one computer to the other, I unplug the USB that controls them and plug it in the computer I will use.

I think that the problem is related to the HDMI, not the keyboard/mouse usb - but I am not sure.

Needless to say that it is very annoying and I cant keep restarting the LT each time I move from one to the other.

I checked event viewer to see what causes this and these are the relevant messages:

1 - Device 'USB\VID_045E&PID_0745&MI_01\7&1a5cec9a&0&0001' requires installation.
Event id: 3

2 - A reboot is required to complete device installation of device 'USB\VID_045E&PID_0745&MI_01\7&1a5cec9a&0&0001'
Event id: 8000

Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this, make it stop requesting reboots?

Many thanks in advance,


A:"A reboot is required to complete device installation"

Addition - I just plugged and unplugged the usb that controls the wireless keyboard and mouse (without moving to the other computer) and got the same request as above - so I think I was wrong and the plugging and unplugging of the wireless usb causes windows to try to "reinstall and restart" - question is why does it do that and how do I solve it? I tried to find pnp configurations that could be changed, but didn't find anything.

Thanks again!

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I was looking for a solution to this, but found none. Not even close.
Im getting "TUNER NOT FOUND" message due to ehrecvr.exe service not being able to load. Why this happened I have no clue.

I am seeking an experienced person who might shed some light on the matter.

I have a problem like MANY, many others with Vista Media Center not recognizing our TV tuners after some time. (Yeh it was working perfect at clean install,...)

We know it is related to the fact the Windows Media Center Receiver Service cannot start.

Ive combed the net for any info regarding a fix for this, but failed to find any (found a gazzillion solutions for MCE 2005 tho).

After 5 Vista instalations it happens over and over again after a while. Doesnt matter what software we install, what codecs packages we use, there is no pattern I could dettect. VMC is soo darn sensitive. And help for this issue is not forthcomming from any source.

Needless to say im tired of repeated install after install of Vista, to watch TV in the Media center just to do it all over again after the service "crashes?!?".

Im begging for help for this pesky problem, please?

Soo far what I found/ruled out:
? Its not a driver issue, cause we used different TV tuners and they all had Vista MCE suppoort, and TV was working at clean install, even after codecs were applied.

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A:Vista Media Center - "Tuner not found" HELL

And here is the error of the service itself.

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This is my 1st post here.

I've got a problem with my brand new USB wifi adapter. It's the TP-LINK TL-WN721N.
I've installed the latest drivers from the website.

The problem is, when I run "ipconfig", the Wireless device status is displayed as "Media Disconnected". I can scan other wireless networks around my area, and I've used "inSSIDer" as well and it works too.

Also there's no problem with the driver and device manager shows no errors either.

I've tried re-installing the driver multiple times, with the firewall(default Windows) enabled and disabled.

My OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Wireless chipset: Atheros AR9271 Wireless

A:ipconfig - Wireless device status is displayed as "Media Disconnected"

Can you detect your wireless network? If so, exactly what happens when you try to connect? Since you are having trouble you have disabled encryption and MAC Address filtering on the router until you get it working, right?

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"USB Device" is greyed out, I don't even have a disk drive plugged in, and I have my big backup disk plugged in, Macrium sees it in the main window too...

Any idea what's going on?

A:Macrium Reflect Burn Rescue Media - "USB Device" Greyed-Out


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Well, I just received a new MP3 player, it works great, but there is one problem. Windows reads it as a "portable media device" while it doesn't read my sister's who has the same brand, model and firmware. I'd like it read as a drive (ie. F: etc.) but WinXP (I believe WMP10 was installed recently and it embeds itself in your system) seems not to read mine as I want. I want to perform some tests. Thanks.

A:Mp3 player annoyingly read as "Portable Media Device"(RESOLVED)


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Hi, I'm trying to reinstall my sister's scanner driver because XP has decided that it's not there any more. This happens occasionally and usually reinstalling the driver fixes it (I think that's what I did last time), but this time i just can't get it to work.

If i unplug the USB cable then plug it in again, it comes up with a message saying that the device has malfunctioned and it doesn't recognize it. I have the driver CD but windows always manages to install it as "Unknown device" before i can tell it to search the CD. I've tried telling it to reinstall the driver from the CD but it says that there are "no better matches for this device". I've also tried uninstalling the program form the CD and reinstalling it then restarting the pc but that didn't help either. I tried plugging it into another USB port (as suggested by Windows Help Center) but that still didn't work.

It's not often that something like this gets me in a circle and scratching my head but I'm really starting to run out of ideas.

Any help would be very appreciated, i just want to get this thing running again

A:Stubborn Scanner Driver - "Malfunctioned Device" and "Unknown Device"

Could it be that the scanner really did die?

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