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Windows 7: Windows 7 Drivers Required... WTF???!!!

28 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You can also check if your bios lets you change the SATA config from AHCI to IDE/ATA. If it does, change it, press F10 to save and exit, then try installing win7.

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28 May 2010   #12

Vista + Windows 7

@>Theog, i checked my disks, it came up with a message saying no errors
@>Bill2, Thank you for your reply, i will try that as soon as i start my laptop... this may take some time
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31 May 2010   #13

Vista + Windows 7

Update, i launch the file, and instead of going through setup, straight away, it says could not find driver info
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31 May 2010   #14

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What step do you get to in this tutorial?

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
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31 May 2010   #15
Microsoft MVP


Also you should deep clean your HD to get the cleanest possible slate for reinstall, in case you were infected or have a hidden partition interfering with reinstall:

Boot Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, open a Command Line, type:
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean all (applies zeros, deepest clean, takes about an hour per 320gb)
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:

Now try booted Custom install to partition you have just created, with all other HD's and USB devices unplugged.
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 Windows 7 Drivers Required... WTF???!!!

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