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

25 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Windows 7 installation error: 'No device drivers were found.'

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!

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25 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

Where did you get the Win 7 iso? What program did you use to create the flash drive?
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25 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I had used an ISO my brother used to successfully install windows 7 onto his build. I used the official Microsoft USB/DVD formatting tool. More information on that program here. I would also like to restate that I have successfully booted up the windows 7 installation and (I'm pretty sure) I'm on the first step of Collecting information part of the installation.
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25 Nov 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP


Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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