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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 on recently built PC, No drives found error

01 Jan 2018   #1
Nebz

Windows 7 Proffesional x64
 
 
Installing Windows 7 on recently built PC, No drives found error

I ran into a problem in step 1 of my installation of windows 7.

When asked, "Where do you want to install Windows?" There are no drives found and therefore will not allow me to install anything at all. It lets me see the USB device but comes with the Error "No signed deice drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct driver, and then click OK."

I also bought a non-genuine version, but I don't think that has much to do with it at this current point.

I've checked other forums and tried a couple things like changing the SATA controller from AHCI to IDE, but I've had no luck.

I can't see my own hard drive when browsing for drivers to install on, I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

Any help?


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02 Jan 2018   #2
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The quickest way to install Windows operating system is using USB drive as installation media. Number of users having difficulties while booting and installing from USB. The most common error that you receive during the installation is “A required CD/DVD device driver is missing”, which appears when you try to install Windows from a USB drive.

Users who are receiving the above mentioned error can the follow the instructions given below to continue the installation even after the error.


Step 1: Connect your bootable USB flash drive to the computer.

Step 2: Boot using the flash drive and begin installing Windows. When you receive “CD/DVD device drive is missing” error dialog click on Cancel button. This action should take you to the welcome screen.

Step 3: Now, remove your bootable USB flash drive and reconnect it to a different USB port. Windows installer should now detect the drive and you should be able to continue the installation.
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02 Jan 2018   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

SATA controller must be set to AHCI.
Do you see the HDD disk on BIOS under SATA devices?
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02 Jan 2018   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreeBooter View Post
When you receive “CD/DVD device drive is missing” error dialog click on Cancel button. This action should take you to the welcome screen...Now, remove your bootable USB flash drive and reconnect it to a different USB port. Windows installer should now detect the drive and you should be able to continue the installation.
That's a handy little trick.
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02 Jan 2018   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreeBooter View Post
When you receive “CD/DVD device drive is missing” error dialog click on Cancel button. This action should take you to the welcome screen...Now, remove your bootable USB flash drive and reconnect it to a different USB port. Windows installer should now detect the drive and you should be able to continue the installation.
I think this is only true if you had the USB flash drive on a USB3.x port and you move it to a USB2.0 port.
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02 Jan 2018   #6
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
That's a handy little trick.
Thank you very much!
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02 Jan 2018   #7
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I think this is only true if you had the USB flash drive on a USB3.x port and you move it to a USB2.0 port.
No this trick nothing to do with Windows 7 installer doesn't have a built-in driver for USB 3.0—it supports only USB 2.0 devices.
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02 Jan 2018   #8
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

Regarding the O/P's third paragraph **** Have the forum rules somehow been changed?
Art.
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02 Jan 2018   #9
Nebz

Windows 7 Proffesional x64
 
 

Thank you for all your help. Ironically when my HD was rechecked there was no connection from my power supply to the HD. Simple oversight that caused literal hours of headache.

Thanks once again!
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03 Jan 2018   #10
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

We are glad to hear your issue has been resolved, thank you for letting us know that all is now well!
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