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

26 May 2010   #1
AdilAA

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


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26 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

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?
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26 May 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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26 May 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

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?
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26 May 2010   #5
elsuirad

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.
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26 May 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

Use the drivers given in the Win7 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.
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27 May 2010   #7
AdilAA

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."

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27 May 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

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.
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27 May 2010   #9
AdilAA

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
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28 May 2010   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

When you first installed Win7 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.
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