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Windows 7: Need help Installing Windows 7 on new hdd.

20 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Need help Installing Windows 7 on new hdd.

I had to replace my internal hdd since it failed. Bought this one from amazon: Amazon.com: WD Black 320 GB Mobile Hard Drive: 2.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA II, 16 MB Cache, 5 Year Warranty - WD3200BEKT: Computers & Accessories

This is the laptop I am installing it on: Asus k52jc.

Specs from asus's website
K52JC - Notebooks & Ultrabooks - ASUS

I am trying to install windows 7 home premium 64 bit onto the new hard drive. I created a bootable usb but am getting the following errors:

- No Drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation.
- To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files.
- No signed device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers.

I know this is a common problem and I've searched the forums,along with other places, and really can't find a solution.

Other notes-
The hdd does appear in bios
I used my asus recovery disks. Thought it would help, unsure if it did or it is affecting this install

Thanks and any help is appreciated.

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20 Sep 2013   #2

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That is symptomatic of trying to install off a USB3.0 port.

Check to see that you are installing off a USB2.0 port.....Windows will not install off a USB3.0 port since the 3rd party drivers for that are only active after Windows 7 has booted.
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20 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

I have read that is common and even though I don't think I have any usb3.0 ports I have tried installing from the 3 usb ports I have and still receive the same errors.
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20 Sep 2013   #4

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OK. How did you create the USB installer?
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20 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Created usb with a program called rufus.
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20 Sep 2013   #6

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Yep. That should be OK. The only suggestion I have is to recreate it - try a different USB thumb drive.

Where did you get your .ISO from?
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20 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Got the .ISO from searching which led me to this for the link:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit ISO Download? - Microsoft Community

I have tried installing from 2 different cds and 3 different usbs. After a suggestion that the .iso download might be bad I downloaded this a second time along with 2 different .ISO from another search. Still the same errors.
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20 Sep 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Use the .iso and tool to write to USB in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7,

Then follow those steps to get and keep a perfect install.

Be sure to delete all partitions during booted Custom Clean Install Windows 7,
create New as you wish or just click Next to have the installer do it for you and begin install.

Pay attention to how drivers are handled in Windows 7. Put your network driver in backup so you can install it if it's not provided during install, then after getting online enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) and install all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates to completion. Only import drivers still missing in Device Manager after all Updates are installed.
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21 Sep 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgee88
Other notes-
The hdd does appear in bios
I used my asus recovery disks. Thought it would help, unsure if it did or it is affecting this install
The HDD must show in BIOS, before installing Windows with the Asus Recovery disks.
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21 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

The HDD must show in BIOS, before installing Windows with the Asus Recovery disks.
I was able to see the HDD in bios befor using the recovery disks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Use the .iso and tool to write to USB in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7,

Then follow those steps to get and keep a perfect install.

Be sure to delete all partitions during booted Custom Clean Install Windows 7,
create New as you wish or just click Next to have the installer do it for you and begin install.

Pay attention to how drivers are handled in Windows 7. Put your network driver in backup so you can install it if it's not provided during install, then after getting online enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) and install all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates to completion. Only import drivers still missing in Device Manager after all Updates are installed.
I followed the steps in the first link but there are no partitions shown.
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