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Windows 7: Windows 7 Install Problem

30 Jan 2010   #1
tmartin125

hp pavilion dv6000 laptop
 
 
Windows 7 Install Problem

Hi

I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop purchased last year. It originally ran Windows Vista 64 bit and began having problems almost immediately. Eventually it got so bad the hard drive died with no ability to recover. I purchased a replacement hard drive which I installed. Without any recovery discs for my computer I purchased Windows 7 Home Premium Full Installation and am trying to install it currently. I am having an issue, as I have seen others have as well, finding an appropriate driver that can be downloaded and transfered onto my dv6000 laptop through UBS Drive. Any direction on this issue would be much appreciated!


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30 Jan 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I doubt that I can be of much help, because I really dislike HP computers (the first one that I had was HP). However, before anyone might be able to help, they would need to know specifically which driver(s) that you need. The OS has a lot of drivers that are native, but that is not always the case. I have not found that HP is very good about keeping up to date drivers/software available.
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30 Jan 2010   #3
tmartin125

hp pavilion dv6000 laptop
 
 

I am trying to install a new copy of windows using the Custom (advanced) method of installation because my hard drive is blank. After selecting this method of instal I am asked "Where would you want to install Windows?" on the screen there are no options available for selection because it says "No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation." I need to find whichever driver Windows is looking for when it says "To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files"
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30 Jan 2010   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

are you trying to load onto a usb hard drive? if so look in the tutorial section of the forum on how to do this, i will try to find the link for you
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30 Jan 2010   #5
tmartin125

hp pavilion dv6000 laptop
 
 

Yes I am looking to transfer this using a USB Storage Device however I haven't been able to locate the appropriate file/driver to use. Every one I have tried the windows install on the hp pavilion has not been able to find "signed device drivers. Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers"
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30 Jan 2010   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

sorry i was unable to find anything in the tutorial section will now have a search of the forum
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30 Jan 2010   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

How is the harddrive configured in the BIOS? I saw that driver window on one installation, and I think that it was due to the fact that the harddrive type wasn't set properly. I'm assuming that you only have one harddrive, thus make sure that nothing is set to RAID in the BIOS, and if it is SATA, make sure that is enabled.
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30 Jan 2010   #8
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

can i point you to this post Error booting from external hard drive it may be of help
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30 Jan 2010   #9
tmartin125

hp pavilion dv6000 laptop
 
 

I'm not sure how to check or change setting for the BIOS. I am using SATA I believe. Is there a compatibility problem because this machine was originally running on VISTA and now I am trying to load Windows 7 on the new hard drive or something?
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30 Jan 2010   #10
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
How is the harddrive configured in the BIOS? I saw that driver window on one installation, and I think that it was due to the fact that the harddrive type wasn't set properly. I'm assuming that you only have one harddrive, thus make sure that nothing is set to RAID in the BIOS, and if it is SATA, make sure that is enabled.
good idea seekermeister, check in the bios and make sure the boot priority is set to boot from usb hdd
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