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Windows 7: Win 7 setup & requires drivers

25 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Win 7 setup & requires drivers

Alright, so here I am, enjoying some new PC parts I bought (hey, an upgrade is an upgrade) and now I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (maybe the whole problem for me?). Anyway, my Motherboard is ECS GF8100VM-M5, AMD Athlon II X2 at 2,8 GHz is my CPU, ATI Radeon HD 3450 GPU (old I know, but will upgrade soon, whenever that might be), 4 GB DDR2 RAM, some old Samsung HDD (320 GB). I am trying to install Windows 7 trough USB (a SanDisk Cruzer Blade, 4 GB). Now, whenever I hit Install now button, after Setup is Preparing... text is gone, I get greeted with "Setup requires missing DVD/CD device drivers" or something like that along the lines. Now, I did download Chipset & RAID (under RAID tab, from Downloads) from the ECS website to my 2nd USB, but nothing. I did try disabling IDE controllers, enabling them, use SATA, RAID and ACHI modes under BIOS, but still nothing.

Any help guys? I am almost at the edge of scratching my own hair out. Also, I am going to buy a SATA DVD-R tomorrow and see whats what when trying to install from a DVD.

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25 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

That message commonly appears when the Windows 7 installation files are corrupt.

What source are you using for the files on your USB drive?
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25 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

What you mean? Do you mean what Win 7 installation I am using and from where? Its either been my retail Win 7 DVD converted to ISO using UltraISO then written on the USB stick by the same program, a friends DVD or a ISO downloaded from the internet.
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25 Jan 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

In that case try writing the ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in dropdown menu.

If it fails, extract the ISO again using ImgBurn.

All modern controller drivers are in the installer. The error is, as stated, almost always a bad installer.
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26 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Tried the Universal USB Installer, but once I select my USB device from the boot menu, all I see is a white underscore constantly flashing and nothing else.
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26 Jan 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Is this a retail DVD which has booted before to successfully install? What's the exact version and bit-rate?

Try extracting the ISO again with ImgBurn.

Wipe the flash stick first: Diskpart Clean Command

Make sure to tick the box to Format Flash Stick.

Set HD first to boot in BIOS.

Then boot stick using One-time BIOS Boot Menu key.
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27 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I am currently on a computer (which is very, very old computer) that has Win XP installed, so that might have been a reason for all the failures so far, perhaps? Because what you suggested to do gregrocker is now out of the question.
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27 Jan 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

In that case run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor which will tell you with certainty whether Windows 7 can run on your hardware and with your software.

If so you can also try creating a partition to try Windows 7 in a Dual Boot. Doing this you can run the Windows 7 Setup file from XP, choose the new partition for install: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP.

If Windows 7 doesn't work well with your hardware or software, or you don't like it for some other reason, you can then delete it in Disk Management.
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27 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

No, no, no, no. The other computer can run Windows 7 with no problem. Its that the current computer I am behind and from which I am writing from has Windows XP installed.

Also note, that the computer I am trying to install Windows 7 on has nothing installed at the moment, completly wiped clean.
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27 Jan 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Universal USB Installer should work from XP. Click Format first.

If that fails, wipe the stick first using free Partition Wizard.
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