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Windows 7: Urgent Please:Windows cannot load the device driver for hardware.

31 Aug 2011   #11


If you don't have more than the one SCSCI HD then those disk devices missing drivers are likely card readers built into your machine which needdrivers from computer maker's Support Downloads webpage for your model.

Fill out your System Specs in the bottom left corner of your post so we can help you better.

I would locate a Win7 Installation DVD for your version to run a Repair Install

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31 Aug 2011   #12

Windows 7 64 bit

I Google'd extensively and wondered about this advice below..please comment at will

  1. Check Device Manager to see if the device displays under the USB section or the Other Devices section. To do this, follow the procedures below:
    1. Click Start , right-click Computer , and select Properties .
    2. Click Device Manager .
    3. Click the (+ ) plus sign next to the Universal Serial Bus controllers and next to Other Device section.
      Check for the USB device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers or under the Other Devices section.
    4. If the device is found under Universal Serial Bus controllers or Other Devices , click the reference name for the "unknown" device, and then click Uninstall icon to remove the device.
    5. Close Device Manager and restart the computer.
    6. If the USB device that is having problems came with software and it was not previously installed, install the software now following the manufacturer provided instructions.
    7. Reconnect the USB device that was having problems and test it to see if it works.
      The device should now work properly. Continue if the device name cannot be found in Device Manager .
  2. If the USB device is missing, double-click the USB Root Hub , click the Power tab, and then click Power Properties (if it is shown). The available ports and power usage is shown. If the displayed power is over 500mA, remove the devices and use a powered HUB. To check the properties of a HUB, double-click HUB and the HUB information window opens.
  3. Remove high-speed USB cables that are over three meters and use high-speed cables that are less than three meters.
    Only use high-speed cables less than three meters with high-speed USB devices (Multifunction devices, scanners, and cameras).
  4. If the USB device is connected to a USB port on a keyboard, unplug it and plug it into a USB port on the PC or into a powered HUB.
  5. There may be an issue with the USB port. Try plugging into a different USB port. If the USB device displays in Device Manager after plugging the cable into a different port, then uninstall and reinstall the USB device software driver.
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31 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 64 bit

Those devices are USB drives..seems they are all called the same thing.... printer is working fine

SFC integrity check..done full SFC many times..nothing..

Enclosed CPU-2 runs

I don't have a windows disk just the partition on my hard drive supplied by HP..can I use this,,as for a repair of windows as windows 7 was pre -installed..

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01 Sep 2011   #14

Windows 7 64 bit

Can anyone help please..what more is needed..?
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01 Sep 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

I think it would be just as well to restore your computer using the HP recovery partition.

When you've done that, the first thing you need to do is create a set of recovery discs so that you can get your system back if ever the recovery partition fails.
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04 Sep 2011   #16

Windows 7 64 bit


The problem is or may be that the drivers that windows says are the latest may be corrupt in my system .. the backup or restore or recovery may have exactly the same files as are being used and therefor I will be no better off...Catch 22 eh. It really annoying I cannot use any of my USB drives. I hate the yellow
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04 Sep 2011   #17

Windows 7 64 bit


Any idea where I can get my hands on one of those Installation disks (or is it a repair disk) ..or are they the same as the one I ran/made off when I got my system..
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04 Sep 2011   #18


You need to locate a Win7 installer to run a Repair Install as suggested several days ago. This is the next best thing to a clean reinstall which is ultimately what you may need with that level or corruption.

A clean reinstall of factory OEM following the steps in my signature below will avoid the inherent corruption in full Factory Recovery with all of the preinstalled sponsors bloatware. However I don't think this is caused by the factory install but something which was added or even more likely tweaked.
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05 Sep 2011   #19

Windows 7 64 bit

Thank you all who have helped...I ran autoruns and found that the file disk.sys is reported as not found..yet when I look at the device manager installed drivers and uninstall and re-install I see disk.sys as one of the requirements. When I go to system.32 and look for disk.sys I see it. When I search for it and click on the drivers version (see attachments) of disk.sys nothing happens at its not there..nothing on right click etc. All my Drives except internal one need this file to run..If it is corrupt how can I replace it..If say a permissions is stopping a replacement can this cause the problem?

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05 Sep 2011   #20

windows xp 32bit

Use any registry fixing tools like registry booster.if that too not works format and reinstall windows.Try disk defragmenter and checkdisk too
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