Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Windows 7 Drivers Required... WTF???!!!

26 May 2010   #1

Vista + Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Drivers Required... WTF???!!!

I have hit a new problem, I am re-installing because Windows 7 thought i was ingenuine but i was using a CD + Serial purchased from PC World, so im just reinstalling because it was recommended to do so, now i try and re-install Windows 7, x84, and it says it cannot find drivers, if someone could please link me to download them for the following system :

Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM
SATA
32-Bit
Currently Running Vista

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdilAA View Post
I have hit a new problem, I am re-installing because Windows 7 thought i was ingenuine but i was using a CD + Serial purchased from PC World, so im just reinstalling because it was recommended to do so, now i try and re-install Windows 7, x84, and it says it cannot find drivers, if someone could please link me to download them for the following system :

Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM
SATA
32-Bit
Currently Running Vista
Have you googled it? presario CQ60-214EM drivers?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


26 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Try running a Repair Install which sometimes will overcome the non-geniune error as it resets activation.

Are you booting the installer to attempt your reinstall? What is the exact error message prompting for drivers?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #5

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600
 
 

Usually, when i'm re-installing a windows on different laptops, i'll just go to it's own website like for example, HP Laptop - I will search drivers at hp.com or Dell Laptop's drivers can be found in dell/compac website.

Just go to their Supports Section where you can find the Drivers & Downloads Page and download ONLY those are not installed by Windows automatically during installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Use the drivers given in the Windows 7 installer first, as they are either current or will be quickly updated in optional WIndows Updates.

This is not XP or Vista; MS spent a fortune building drivers with all manufacturers so they would be in the installer or available via Updates.

If any drivers are missing and not delivered via Updates then find those on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device.

Only use other chipset, etc. drivers if performance dictates it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2010   #7

Vista + Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdilAA View Post
I have hit a new problem, I am re-installing because Windows 7 thought i was ingenuine but i was using a CD + Serial purchased from PC World, so im just reinstalling because it was recommended to do so, now i try and re-install Windows 7, x84, and it says it cannot find drivers, if someone could please link me to download them for the following system :

Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM
SATA
32-Bit
Currently Running Vista
Have you googled it? presario CQ60-214EM drivers?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try running a Repair Install which sometimes will overcome the non-geniune error as it resets activation.

Are you booting the installer to attempt your reinstall? What is the exact error message prompting for drivers?

Thank you for your replies
@zigzag3143 > I have googled it it came up with the link theog gave
@theog > Thanks for the link, but i am not recieving any required drivers
@gregrocker > i get an error message when selecting drive saying :

When selecting drive, it says "Hard Disk cannot be found", then there is a button saying Load Driver, Then it Says :
"To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click OK.
Note: The installation media can be a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive."

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you try the Repair Install? It is run from the desktop, not booted.

You need the SATA controller drivers (from the chipset) for the installer to see your HD, apparently.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2010   #9

Vista + Windows 7
 
 

I think i may have found my solution, but unsure untill i take a long 2 hour restart, but when i hit the Windows Key + R and ran diskmgmt.msc, the only drive it could find was E: (HD CD ROM). i deleted the Windows 7 partition and recreated it, well not yet, im using a different program for this, so i have to restart

I will give you a heads-up Tomorrrow
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

When you first installed Windows 7 did you need Sata controller,then?

If No, try this

Check your HD.
Disk Check

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 Drivers Required... WTF???!!!





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Windows 7 Drivers Required... WTF???!!!
Thread Forum
Wondows Xp Drivers required for my Acer Aspire 5742G. Drivers
Windows 7 Help required Gaming
Required Software/Drivers Upgrade? Installation & Setup
Required CD/DVD drivers are missing Drivers
DVD Drivers required Drivers
ReQuireD >> Snazio TvPVR Drivers Drivers

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33