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Windows 7: Installing motherboard drivers

27 Feb 2010   #11
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andysfile View Post
I have taken the driver setup files out of their zipped folders and onto the USB - is this the right thing to do?
Yes, as Windows needs to be able to see them.
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If I download the drivers for my exact SATA hard disk model, would I just put them on the USB and stick it in while Windows is getting ready for it's install?
When it prompts you too yes.


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27 Feb 2010   #12
andysfile

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I can't seem to find anywhere the latest firmware for my Seagate Barracuda ST3750640AS 7200.10. I can see the Seagate website lists drivers for their 7200.11 and 7200.12 models though.
Could somebody point me in the right direction?
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27 Feb 2010   #13
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Is this not it - Drivers & Downloads
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27 Feb 2010   #14
andysfile

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Thanks for the link!
Windows 7 still shows me the same message when I browse for the drivers though.
I tried putting the drivers on the USB as per the Dell instructions to create a bootable driver USB. When the USB is FAT32, I get the error "Disk error" and the setup doesn't start. When the USB is NTFS, I get the error "NTLDR is missing" and the setup doesn't start.
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27 Feb 2010   #15
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Not quite sure where to go from here.
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27 Feb 2010   #16
andysfile

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Same
I made a bootable floppy disk too, I put it in a portable USB floppy drive but the BIOS doesn't detect that at all.
Also, I put them on a CD but now for some reason both of my CD drives are not being detected by the BIOS. The odd thing is that you can see them and explore the contents of them when searching for drivers in the Windows install - just that it's never detected as a boot device (not even the DVDs/CDs which worked before).
AAAAAH
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27 Feb 2010   #17
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You do not have to make a BOOTABLE Cd, just unzip your sata drivers to a CD and when prompted insert the CD and press ok.
Windows will search the Cd and install the drivers.
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27 Feb 2010   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andysfile View Post
I want to install the latest motherboard drivers but Windows is not installed. The Browse button near the "device drivers were not found" message on the Win7 installation screen does not open the drivers on my USB. Is there another way?
You will need to download Sata drivers for your system.

Load drivers at Picture 1.


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27 Feb 2010   #19
andysfile

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

That's interesting, I don't even see picture one!
At picture 2, I can insert the drivers on whatever media I want and look for them in the Browse dialogue but I never see picture 3 or 4 because Windows comes up "No device drivers were found" again.
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27 Feb 2010   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andysfile View Post
That's interesting, I don't even see picture one!
At picture 2, I can insert the drivers on whatever media I want and look for them in the Browse dialogue but I never see picture 3 or 4 because Windows comes up "No device drivers were found" again.
Do you unzip the downloaded drivers file & copy to disk?
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