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[Solver] Windows 7 installation Problems! Asus M5A97

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January 7, 2012 8:28:14 PM

Hello, I have just built my first pc, and I am stuck at installing windows 7 :( . Here's what happens, I am trying to install off a USB stick as I don't have a dvd drive for this build. It will load into the setup and it'll stop on a screen requiring me to load drivers. Here is what it displays:

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

So I found drivers for my mobo Asus M5A97, I select them and then after I click next this message appears:

No new devices could be found. Make sure the driver files are correct and located on the driver installation media.

I don't know what to do! I've tried all I can think of!! Nothing seems to work! I am trying to install windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, I've tried installing windows vista 32 bit, and its been saying the same thing as well! I found the drivers here:

Please help me!! Thanks!
January 7, 2012 9:53:56 PM

This issue has been solved! If anyone encouters something like this, heres the fix:

OK now is the truth. This is the solution.

I assume all of you is using USB drive to install.

When Windows is asking for driver, just click Cancel. You will be brought back to the welcome screen. At the welcome screen, remove your USB drive, insert it back to DIFFERENT USB PORT. Click Install Now again. The installation process will be like usual.

This problem happened to all new version of updated Windows 7 installer. I think, it is due to failure of Windows installer to remain its detection to the USB drive. It lost the connection, and became confused, don't know where to find the USB drive it used to read before.

When we re-insert the USB drive, Windows installer will detect the USB drive back, and continue like usual.
January 7, 2012 10:28:25 PM

im getting the same frm new build but using bought windows 7 disc but ov no drivers jst mobo cd
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May 26, 2012 1:05:58 AM

i have the same problem so i bought the floppy usb to run the mb disk for drivers after failing to do it with usb. No luck even with the usb in a different location and restart it doesnt like the drivers on it or on the floppy. yes they are the right drivers any new sugestions. Im glad windows 7 is such an improvement to xp.Xp i miss you
December 3, 2013 7:29:52 AM

For reasons that no one has yet been able to explain (including the manufacturer, yet they haven't recalled it) , this motherboard has issues with installing Windows 7. Suggest you return and try a different brand -- Gigibyte works just fine. My solution is not buy Asus anymore.