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August 6, 2013 7:52:52 PM

I just upgraded my machine to an asrock 980DE3/U3S3 motherboard and want to install windows 7 again (fresh install). This time i have windows on a usb drive. I plug it in boot up from usb and after i click install its asks me for for a required cd/dvd drive device driver. My hard drive is a seagate barracuda 7200.10 250gb. Do i have to change anything in the bios?

P.S i already tried the removing usb and then plugging it into a different port trick which didnt help. Also i am using the usb 2.0 ports only with the usb
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August 6, 2013 7:58:04 PM

Use a different USB drive to load the SATA driver for that board during setup. The window with the missing driver error should give you the option to browse for the driver, browse to the SATA driver placed on a USB stick and click OK to load it.
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August 6, 2013 8:03:45 PM

SchizTech said:
Use a different USB drive to load the SATA driver for that board during setup. The window with the missing driver error should give you the option to browse for the driver, browse to the SATA driver placed on a USB stick and click OK to load it.



the sata driver isnt needed?
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a b $ Windows 7
August 6, 2013 8:06:47 PM

That's a newer board (more recent than the release of Win 7) so the default SATA drivers in Windows 7 may not recognize the SATA chipset.
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August 6, 2013 8:09:40 PM

SchizTech said:
That's a newer board (more recent than the release of Win 7) so the default SATA drivers in Windows 7 may not recognize the SATA chipset.


so what do i do to fix it?

also the manual says it will work with windows 7
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August 6, 2013 8:12:09 PM

As I said, load the SATA driver from a USB stick during setup. Download the driver from the manufacturer's website, unpack it and place it on a USB stick. When Windows setup asks for the missing driver, point it to that unpacked driver folder.
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August 6, 2013 8:16:47 PM

SchizTech said:
As I said, load the SATA driver from a USB stick during setup. Download the driver from the manufacturer's website, unpack it and place it on a USB stick. When Windows setup asks for the missing driver, point it to that unpacked driver folder.



my motherboard came with a cd i put that in when it asks, click on all 4 drivers that popped up in the windows installation window to install them and each one said that no knew devices were found...
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August 6, 2013 8:23:56 PM

SchizTech said:
As I said, load the SATA driver from a USB stick during setup. Download the driver from the manufacturer's website, unpack it and place it on a USB stick. When Windows setup asks for the missing driver, point it to that unpacked driver folder.


My hard drive is 1.5Gb/s and the lowest my motherboard ports are is 3.0Gb/s is that a problem? also i am using the old sata cable with the hard driver not either of the new ones that came in the box

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August 6, 2013 8:54:20 PM

I am also trying to install 64 bit windows 7 on a hard drive that already has 32 bit on it if thats the problem
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August 6, 2013 9:05:48 PM

SchizTech said:
As I said, load the SATA driver from a USB stick during setup. Download the driver from the manufacturer's website, unpack it and place it on a USB stick. When Windows setup asks for the missing driver, point it to that unpacked driver folder.



there are no newer versions of the sata drivers
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/980DE3U3S3/?cat=Download&o...
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August 6, 2013 9:22:48 PM

I gave up since no one could figure out what was wrong. I just used the old 32 bit windows 7 install cd without any problems
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