No device drivers were found - Windows 7 Install

Hello, I have been trying to install windows 7 professional on a new computer build, with all new components. I have checked, my motherboard is set to AHCI mode and I have changed sata cables multiple times to my hard drive. I downloaded the iso and have been installing it on an external disk drive. Also, my bios picks up my hard drive, only windows 7 doesn't, I am currently running my monitor through my graphics card. I have also inserted the motherboard cd when the error occurred and nothing happened. Please help.

My components are as follows; ASUS z87 sabertooth motherboard, Intel core i7 4770k, corsair cx600 psu, gigabyte geforce gtx 660, 2x4gb ripjaws ram, wd blue 1tb.
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  1. "have been installing it on an external disk drive."

    You cannot install Windows on an external drive, Windows Setup doesn't support it.
  2. Hi Newguy14
    Phillip is correct , you cannot install an operating system on an external drive
  3. Sorry I meant to say I was installing off of my external cd reader, and 'trying' to install onto my wd blue 1tb internal hard drive. Does that make more sense or do I still have it wrong?
  4. When you get to the HDD screen I take it it can't find any drives?

    Is your external CD drive running via USB?
  5. No I can't, yes it is, through a usb 2.0 port. I have also tried switching the ports
  6. When you get to the HDD selection screen and it can't find the drivers, you need to press cancel then OK. It should take you back to the previous screen. That's when you change ports and click to continue with the installation
  7. Is the W7P come with the build computer?
  8. Hey ste_wilko, I tried that bit unfortunately it didn't work. No the W7P did not come with the build. Also, I tried inserting the MB cd again to the external cd reader, and then I found some drivers; MB Support CD > Drivers > Chipset > Driver > Chipset > WIN7. It then gave me a list of drivers to install, all of which gave a message saying "no new devices could be found. Make sure the driver files are correct and located in the driver installation media."
    The drivers include; 4th gen core processor dram controller, series pci express root port #1,#4 & #8, series sata ahci controller, series smbus controller, series usb eh I #1 & #2, xeon(r) process e3-1200 v3/4th gen core processor pci express x16 controller, z87 lpc controller.
  9. Newguy14 said:
    Hey ste_wilko, I tried that bit unfortunately it didn't work. No the W7P did not come with the build. Also, I tried inserting the MB cd again to the external cd reader, and then I found some drivers; MB Support CD > Drivers > Chipset > Driver > Chipset > WIN7. It then gave me a list of drivers to install, all of which gave a message saying "no new devices could be found. Make sure the driver files are correct and located in the driver installation media."
    The drivers include; 4th gen core processor dram controller, series pci express root port #1,#4 & #8, series sata ahci controller, series smbus controller, series usb eh I #1 & #2, xeon(r) process e3-1200 v3/4th gen core processor pci express x16 controller, z87 lpc controller.


    If possible, try using a USB stick instead of a USB CD/DVD drive. Failing that, try to get your hands on an internal CD/DVD drive
  10. i would suggest buying an internal 3.5 sata3 hdd or a sata3 ssd to install your operating system on.
    An ssd will give you much faster speed but less capacity
    If you want an ssd i would go with one of the ssd's in the mushkin chronos range they have read/write speeds above 500mbs and price is unbeatable

    You need to burn the iso to dvd to work with install , not a HDD
    Here is a good free iso burner ,
    http://www.freeisoburner.com/
    download this and burn the iso to dvd , go into the bios once you have burned the dvd and have it ready to go ,
    go to boot options , set 1st boot device to your dvd drive ,press f10 , save and exit , put in your dvd and you are good to go you will be able to install from dvd if you do not have a dvd drive you may be able to borrow a friends external dvd drive and install from that
  11. Hey mickeyphoenix, I was already burning it onto a cd and then reading itcomes off of an external cd reader. Also iI tried booting off of a usb, which didn't work, I also downloaded some drivers from Asus but they couldn't be seen when I was trying to select them.
  12. what trouble did you have reading from dvd ?
    you r trying to install to a internal HDD ?
  13. It said no drivers were found, I can't get past the second step. yes I am.
  14. does this happen during install ?
    you are going about it the right way by the sounds of it
    Try flashing your bios first to the latest version to support the haswell cpu
    input your windows 7 version 64/32 bit and download and update bios
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_Z87/#support


    As far as drivers go windows should install drivers from the disc , then once installed you will have to install motherboard drivers
    for chipset , sata , usb , lan etc etc.
    go back to that link and download all your mobo drivers

    the only thing i can suggest is that perhaps your copy of windows is corrupted or your dvd drive is having trouble reading from the disc.
    I would suggest downloading windows 7 again from here
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/where-can-i-download-a-windows-7-professional-iso/785abb6a-8fa4-459e-a1b5-327b889085e5?auth=1
    pick 32/64 bit which ever you are going to install , burn iso to disc and try reinstall.

    try installing under ide mode in your bios you can change it to ahci within windows later
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRlpE9Ar3v8

    let me know how you get on
  15. Newguy14 said:
    Hello, I have been trying to install windows 7 professional on a new computer build, with all new components. I have checked, my motherboard is set to AHCI mode and I have changed sata cables multiple times to my hard drive. I downloaded the iso and have been installing it on an external disk drive. Also, my bios picks up my hard drive, only windows 7 doesn't, I am currently running my monitor through my graphics card. I have also inserted the motherboard cd when the error occurred and nothing happened. Please help.

    My components are as follows; ASUS z87 sabertooth motherboard, Intel core i7 4770k, corsair cx600 psu, gigabyte geforce gtx 660, 2x4gb ripjaws ram, wd blue 1tb.


    With my laptop Dell Vostro 3560. When I install windows 7 using USB. I go to BIOS and set USB debug to Enable. It's work like a charm !
  16. I know this may sound stupid but I think I read somewhere that boards that don't support windows server may not take 7 pro ?? so if the board has no windows server support it may not work [this was a wild guess on things I read] I am old and my mind don't keep info like it use to so I just wanted to put this out there to see if it may be true??
  17. Had same problem with usb install. Reason: usb 3 ports not supported. Solution 1: use alternative usb 2 port. Solution 2: enter bios and enable usb debugging. (harder for the novice)
  18. well to put it simply-your using the wrong port(3.0) for the installation which is not supported for now during the installation just check out the manual and find your standard normal 2.0 usb port and change the port to any(2.0),it will solve the problem,it did for me.
    _THANK YOUTHANK.:D:bounce::p
  19. I was just having this problem for the past few hours and had been troubleshooting then finally just changed the cable and now it works perfect. To anyone reading this now just remember it could always be the actual hardware too!!
  20. My solution: put usb stick in a 2.0 USB slot and restart the whole pc. Works then.
  21. Enter BIOS Change USB 3 mod from Enabled to Disabled and try again. It will work!!!!
  22. Go to boot menu and disable virtualization . problem solved!!
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