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: Missing drivers /Troubleshoot hardrive issue

29 Oct 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate x 64
Missing drivers /Troubleshoot hardrive issue


I have a nagging issue that is an irritation rather than a fault I guess.
A while ago i had a HP photosmart B110 rev.A wireless printer that had a reknowned software issue where windows would not see it and you had to reinstall the software again ...and again and again...
In the end I uninstalled the printer and bought a new one but my hardrive still reports the driver is missing (about 5 reports in fact).
I don't need the driver ,and I dont want the driver how can I get rid of this messege and the small warning triangle?
I can find the drivers on the HP website but it tends to add software I dont want hogging my system.
If I remember correctly i am not certain this resolves the issue either,as the driver instaltion fails.

I also have a Roccat Kave headset that has a usb connection that powers the lights on the headset (nothing more).Windows insists on looking for this driver too but none exist (it doesnt need one).
Again this gives a troubleshoot warning which i want to get rid of if possible?

I am running Windows 7 x 64 Ultimate edition.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2013   #2

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

Use uninstall to remove anything HP photosmart related, including current printer. Manually delete any folder/files relating to HP. Remove anything HP related in startup. Run CCleaner, this should clean the registry of all HP printer info. Then reinstall current printer drivers. This procedure has worked for me several times in the past.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2013   #3

windows 7 ultimate x 64

Thank you,
I have tried this myself and it did not work however, i did not run the CC cleaner or do a manual deletion so perhaps i will have a second attempt.
I will post back if its succesfull!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Missing drivers /Troubleshoot hardrive issue

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
missing drivers
I own a toshiba satellite c8550d -s5900. I downgraded win8 to win7 ult. and I cant find these 2 drivers; sm bus controller, usb2.0-crw. My device manager tells me the manufacture is "unknown". I tried Toshiba, Realtek, and Microsoft. I've considered using one of those websites that find all your...
Missing Hardrive, Windows won't boot?
I have a asus p5n-e sli windows 7 with two hard drives each with 500gb. I have windows installed on HD 1 and it isn't showing up in bios setup or select boot device so windows won't boot. I had a power outage in my area and afterwards seems like the computer can't find hd that windows is installed...
Hardware & Devices
I have a ton of missing drivers?
Alright, so I had a virus and I fixed it, but now I need something to fix all of my missing drivers. I believe the virus deleted them all. Anyways, I downloaded Autorun because my mabinogi wouldn't open because of a hackshield error, and it shows a ton of missing drivers. My taskmanager wasn't...
Cause of the Missing CD/DVD drivers issue?
I was starting the process of doing a clean install on my wife's new Dell Inspiron 15R laptop, and I ran into this issue. During the install process, I got the "missing CD/DVD drivers" error when it should have shown her hard drive. The BIOS was updated, and the controller was set to AHCI. I...
Installation & Setup
Missing CD/DVD Drivers...
Hey! First of all, hope you don't mind me leeching of this forum, I'll try to contribute some in the future... I'm trying to install Windows 7 on an old computer. As the title suggests, the install won't start because "a required cd/dvd device driver is missing" I've tried all the...
Installation & Setup
Drivers missing and not available!
I have recently upgraded from Vista to Window 7 on my Acer Aspire 5520. The changeover went smoothly, except I can't burn a cd or dvd. I have opened the device manager and it is reporting 2 devices in "other devices"(base system device-PCI bus 1, device 4, function 3) do not have 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 04:55.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App