New HDD Driver Problem

High I was getting a hard drive error on my HP Pavilion m6-1004sa so replaced the hard drive with an identical one. Today I installed windows 7 which worked fine however I can't get online because there are no internet drivers installed so I can't install any drivers at all. Please tell me what I should do, thanks.
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  1. MzBomb3rZz said:
    High I was getting a hard drive error on my HP Pavilion m6-1004sa so replaced the hard drive with an identical one. Today I installed windows 7 which worked fine however I can't get online because there are no internet drivers installed so I can't install any drivers at all. Please tell me what I should do, thanks.


    Can you get on the internet with any other device that has a USB port?
  2. Hello man said:
    MzBomb3rZz said:
    High I was getting a hard drive error on my HP Pavilion m6-1004sa so replaced the hard drive with an identical one. Today I installed windows 7 which worked fine however I can't get online because there are no internet drivers installed so I can't install any drivers at all. Please tell me what I should do, thanks.


    Can you get on the internet with any other device that has a USB port?


    Yes, I have all the drivers downloaded on my desktop.
  3. put the driver on a usb flash drive and move it to you laptop, then install.
  4. daswilhelm said:
    put the driver on a usb flash drive and move it to you laptop, then install.


    I have tried that but my laptop is not detecting the USB. I guess there is a driver that needs to be installed for it.
  5. there shouldnt be, windows should be able to detect the usb ports without drivers, unless you are connecting to a usb3.0 port. can you burn the driver to a cd or dvd?
  6. daswilhelm said:
    there shouldnt be, windows should be able to detect the usb ports without drivers, unless you are connecting to a usb3.0 port. can you burn the driver to a cd or dvd?


    I have also tried that and none of the drivers appeared on the disk when I viewed the disk on my laptop. However when I viewed hidden files there was a file called 'desktop' so I know that the disk drive isn't broken - For some reason the files on the disk just aren't appearing.
  7. sounds like you aren't copying the driver correctly.
  8. daswilhelm said:
    sounds like you aren't copying the driver correctly.


    I did copy the drivers to the disk. I put the disk in my mums laptop and the drivers showed up on there however they wont show up on my laptop :/ Also do you know why my laptop isn't picking up USB devices ?
  9. do you have usb devices flagged in device manager?
  10. daswilhelm said:
    do you have usb devices flagged in device manager?


    It lists:
    4 x USB Root Hub
    1 x USB Composite Device
    2 x Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
    2 x Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    And under other devices there are 2
    universal serial bus controllers
  11. are any of them flagged? is there any yellow exclamation points or question marks next to them?
  12. daswilhelm said:
    are any of them flagged? is there any yellow exclamation points or question marks next to them?


    The 2 that are under other devices yes they do
  13. so you need to go download the drivers from hp, and burn them to a cd or dvd. why that didnt work for you previously, i don't know. if it shows up on one pc, it should be ok on others.
  14. daswilhelm said:
    so you need to go download the drivers from hp, and burn them to a cd or dvd. why that didnt work for you previously, i don't know. if it shows up on one pc, it should be ok on others.


    Ok, I tried burning them to CD last time so I'll try burning them to DVD this time. Does it matter that the disks are re-writable ?
  15. yes, don't use rewritables
  16. daswilhelm said:
    yes, don't use rewritables


    Ahhh ok that'll be why then. Let me try and find a non-rw disk.
  17. ok, that should do it for you then, good luck!
  18. Or can I use the disks but when i first put them in not select the usb function and select use them like a cd ?
    Like this: http://prntscr.com/31qjkc
  19. you can try that, i can guarantee it will work, but if thats the only media you have lying around, its worth a shot.
  20. daswilhelm said:
    you can try that, i can guarantee it will work, but if thats the only media you have lying around, its worth a shot.


    Ok, thank you very much for your help. I'll let you know the outcome :)
  21. no problem, best of luck.
  22. daswilhelm said:
    no problem, best of luck.


    OMG Thanks so much mate it worked ! :D I have been trying for about the last 8 hours to get it work and you are the first person to have helped me so seriously thanks alot :)
  23. ha no problem, that was easy, glad you got it up and running.
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