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Pethegreat VIP Member

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#1 7 years ago

I am having an issue with installing windows 7.

6 months ago my old motherboard was giving me some weird issues with the SATA controller. I picked up an Asrock 770DE+ to replace it. I got lucky and was able to simply drop my old hard drive with 7 on into the system and it worked fine.

Now I want to reformat the system. Threw in the DVD, got the drive selection part, and windows prompts me for a system driver. I assume it needs the drivers for the SATA controller. I thew in the CD that came with the motherboard and windows could find the driver it needed.

I am at a loss as to what windows needs as far as drivers. The only strange things in my computer are a sound card and a cross-fire set up with 2 4850's.




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#2 7 years ago

Bumping. I am hoping to do the reformat this weekend.




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#3 7 years ago

Just out of curiosity what is the exact error or message that your getting? This system driver could be something related to a missing or corrupted system file from within Windows rather then the motherboard...




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#4 7 years ago

Windows tells me it needs a driver to continue the installation. It gives me a blank list of drivers to select from. I throw in the supplied CD that came with my motherboard, the system reads it and gives me a list of 45 files. I tried all of them and they all gave me an error saying that windows could not find the hardware.

I am doing a full install on a blank hard drive.




kow_ciller

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#5 7 years ago

You are trying to run on a single hard drive,correct? That sounds like something which occurs when you try to install a raid array.




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#6 7 years ago

A bit difficult to say without knowing what that driver is for. Try to skip it, then later look at your device manager to see which hardware doesn't work, then download the corresponding driver.




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#7 7 years ago

I have seen this before. It is a weird issue that is not driver related. Clean your disc and try again if that does not fix it then make sure the leads are secure on your dvd drive. You may have to try installing it a few times but it should work. If that does not work just try borrowing a dvd drive from another pc or a friend.

I had this a while ago and it was a sign that my dvd drive was starting to break but it was fine once windows was in until it gave up.

As I said though so long as everything else is fine you should be able to force windows in by repeated attempts ;)




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#8 7 years ago
You are trying to run on a single hard drive,correct? That sounds like something which occurs when you try to install a raid array.

Yes.

A bit difficult to say without knowing what that driver is for. Try to skip it, then later look at your device manager to see which hardware doesn't work, then download the corresponding driver.

I can't skip it. Windows won't let me go any further without the driver

I am going to try it again with my external DVD drive. The one I have now is a replacement from a friend that is at least 10 years old.