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Windows 7: Can't find signed drivers?

12 Oct 2010   #1
unclepickle1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can't find signed drivers?

Hey everybody. I'm at the end of my rope here

I'm trying to install Home Premium 64bit on a computer I just built. I get to the point where it looks for a mass storage device to install on and I get this message:

No signed device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok.

I have a Western Digital Caviar Black hard drive that is recognized in the BIOS and, according to Microsoft, is compatible with Windows 7. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/Windows-7/en-us/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=Western%20Digital%20Caviar%20Black%20WD1001FALS%201TB%20SATA-300%20Internal%20Hard%20Drive&v=Western%20Digital&uid=WD10000LSRTL&pf=0π=2&c=Storage%20Devices&sc=Ha rd%20Drives%2C%20Internal&os=64-bit

I've read of a way to disable device signatures in the command prompt by entering

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS


....but it doesn't work.

Can anyone help me?


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12 Oct 2010   #2
DarkScorpion

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Have you tried the latest version of Easy BCD?

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bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON
====================================

### Easy BCD ###

Lastly, is the Hard Drive IDE or SATA connected.

I will return later to check if this solution has helped you.
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12 Oct 2010   #3
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Spill the beans and stick a list of your new puta parts down manu/model

pref. fill out system specs in your profile - Thanks

("UserCP" on top menu then EDIT "System Specs" in left column)
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12 Oct 2010   #4
DarkScorpion

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote:
I fixed it. I had to set my bios to compatibility mode for the SATA controllers. It was set to enhanced mode and even though it was running in IDE mode it was not detecting correctly. I booted to the WD Data LifeGuard CD and it didn't even install the CD driver properly, and that's how I found out that the bios settings were incorrect. Once I fixed them I was also able to convert the 74GB drive back to a basic disk and install the OS to that drive.

Thanks again for your help!
I found this quote, try checking your BIOS for help. Should be the F8 or F12 Key, Maybe the Delete key. Just depends on your mother board.
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14 Oct 2010   #5
unclepickle1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkScorpion View Post
Have you tried the latest version of Easy BCD?

====================================
bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON
====================================

### Easy BCD ###

Lastly, is the Hard Drive IDE or SATA connected.

I will return later to check if this solution has helped you.
Ok everybody thanks for your input. I entered in the system specs in my profile. DarkScorpion, how do I use this program when I'm booting the system? And what do you recommend doing with it?
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14 Oct 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

unclepickle1, welcome to the Seven Forums.

It isn't the hard drive that needs a driver, it is the SATA controller that Windows is looking for a driver for. Let's start with checking the bios settings,

Can't find signed drivers?-satatype.png

If it is set to IDE mode (bios default) then there should be no need to load a driver during the Windows install.

RAID mode may need a driver to be installed for Windows to install. Also if by chance it is set to this mode, change it as RAID doesn't do/add anything with a single drive.

AHCI mode may or may not need the driver; on my 780G board Windows installs just fine with its native AHCI driver, and then I just update it to the AMD driver afterwards. This is the mode you want it set to for better performance from the hard drive. If this is where it is set (or you set it there after reading this) and Windows still asks for a driver go here,

GA-MA785GM-US2H (rev. 3.3) - GIGABYTE

and download the SATA AHCI driver, extract it (it is self extracting) and put it on a USB key if you have one, or a floppy if you have one of those still; it can also be placed on the hard drive as long as it isn't empty. Then when it asks for the driver during setup, and browse to where you put the extracted folder. It should then install the driver and continue with installing Windows.


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14 Oct 2010   #7
unclepickle1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
unclepickle1, welcome to the Seven Forums.

It isn't the hard drive that needs a driver, it is the SATA controller that Windows is looking for a driver for. Let's start with checking the bios settings,

Attachment 104699

If it is set to IDE mode (bios default) then there should be no need to load a driver during the Windows install.

RAID mode may need a driver to be installed for Windows to install. Also if by chance it is set to this mode, change it as RAID doesn't do/add anything with a single drive.

AHCI mode may or may not need the driver; on my 780G board Windows installs just fine with its native AHCI driver, and then I just update it to the AMD driver afterwards. This is the mode you want it set to for better performance from the hard drive. If this is where it is set (or you set it there after reading this) and Windows still asks for a driver go here,

GA-MA785GM-US2H (rev. 3.3) - GIGABYTE

and download the SATA AHCI driver, extract it (it is self extracting) and put it on a USB key if you have one, or a floppy if you have one of those still; it can also be placed on the hard drive as long as it isn't empty. Then when it asks for the driver during setup, and browse to where you put the extracted folder. It should then install the driver and continue with installing Windows.
Thank you, but that is the location I downloaded the drivers from earlier and it still won't recognize them. I've tried setting the BIOS to AHCI, RAID, and Native IDE, and still no luck.
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14 Oct 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you extract it first?
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14 Oct 2010   #9
unclepickle1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, I've extracted it. It now finds the AMD AHCI driver but when I click "Next," it looks like it installs and the goes back to the blank driver screen.
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14 Oct 2010   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure why it isn't working for you. Anyway give this one a try,

AMDAHCIdriver.zip

It is the extracted AHCI driver from the latest Catalyst suite which can be found here,

Motherboard/ Integrated Video Drivers for Windows 7 64-Bit edition


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