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Windows 7: to install the device driver needed to access your hard drive..

02 Jan 2015   #1

windows 7 Ultimate x64
to install the device driver needed to access your hard drive..

Hi everyone,

after deleting accidentally some files while installing windows 7 I'm trying to install it again, but this message appears:to install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, ,insert installation media containing the driver files and then click OK and this message too: the installation media can be a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive and the next message: No device were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers and then click OK

My motherboard: H81M-K, Asus

I tried to copy drivers for this motherboard, but there are too many drivers and as well as I don't know which one I need, I can't achieve the installation of Widows 7. What can I do, can you suggest?

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02 Jan 2015   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

I think that the best way is to create a new CD. Format while installing and it will work
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I think that you deleted files from the CD.
While installing disconnect everything except the internet, be online while installing.
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02 Jan 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

Yes, something is wrong with your install media, you don`t need any extra hard drive drivers during an install.

And you don`t delete any files while trying to install windows 7.

The only thing you might delete are partitions, but only if you`re sure you want to.

You simply format the install partition.

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03 Jan 2015   #4

windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi again,

well, I was ashamed to say that indeed, I deleted some partitions without knowing what I was doing, I wanted to reinstall(because the computer didn't work properly) Windows 7 after installing two distributions of LInux: LXLE and Elementary OS.

Now I have only LXLE and I want to install windows 7 alongside. When I start installing the system sends warnings:Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1(Show details)and while clicking on the details: Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS. Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition is of an unrecognized type

And while trying deleting this partitions appears this message: The partition might contain recovery files, system files, or important software from your computer manufacturer. If you delete this partition, any data stored on it will be lost

There are two partitions: Partition 1-Total size 461,9 GB; Free Space 0,0 MB; Type-System
Partition 2-Total size 3.9 GB ; Free Space 0,0 MB; Type Logical

On both partitions same wornings.
I choose x86
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03 Jan 2015   #5
Microsoft MVP


Everything is here to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7
including the latest installation media.
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