While installing a separate version of Windows on your computer you may encounter an error message – ‘No device drivers were found‘. You are facing this error due to the wrong format of the partition where you want to install the OS. Follow these steps to format the drive in NTFS and solve the issue-
Note: – If you have inserted installation media from a USB port on your PC, try to re-plug to a USB 2.0 port. Many users have been benefited by this method and this works for them.
How to solve ‘No device drivers were found’ while installing Windows-
Follow these steps to solve the issue-
To attempt this fix on your device, you will need the Windows 10 DVD from which you had installed the Windows 10 on your computer). If you don’t have one, you have to create a bootable installation media from another computer.
As your computer boots from the Windows 10 installation media, follow the next steps-
1. After some time, you will notice the Windows 10 installation system booting in.
2. Click on “Next” to proceed further.
2. Now, click on “Repair your computer” on the bottom left corner of the Recovery Environment.
3. Next, click on “Advanced options“.
4. Click on the “Command Prompt“.
5. Put your account password and click on “Continue“.
6. In Command Prompt window, copy-paste these two commands one-by-one and hit Enter to execute both of the commands sequentially on your computer.
diskpart list disk
7. To select the disk and clean it up, execute theses commands.
select disk your disk no. clean
[NOTE– Replace the “<your disk no.>” with the number beside the drive where you want to install the OS.
For this computer, it is “Disk 0“. So the command will be like this-
select disk 0]
8. Now, to create a new primary partition, copy-paste this command and then hit Enter.
create partition primary
9. To quick-format the new partition, the same way copy-paste this command and then hit Enter.
format fs=ntfs quick
Close Command Prompt window.
10. Coming back to the Choose an option window, click on “Turn off your PC.”
Start your computer and install the OS in the new partition.
Fix 2 – Install the driver from USB
If the previous method didn’t work out you can install the drivers from a USB drive.
1. Just download the latest SATA or AHCI driver from the manufacturer’s website.
2. Plug in a USB drive to your system.
3. Copy the downloaded driver file from your computer to the USB drive.
4. Unplug it from your system.
You will need a bootable USB installation media for the further installation process. You don’t have one? Simply create a bootable installation media.
1. Put the installation media on your computer.
2. Once the ‘No device drivers were found’ message appears on your screen, plug the USB drive containing the drivers.
3. After that, click on “Load driver” or “Browse” to browse for the drivers.
4. Then, install the drivers on your computer.
This trick should fix the issue.
Fix 3 – Use another USB port
You can use another USB port to install the device driver.
1. During the installation process, when the installer asks for a driver just click on “Cancel“.
2. You will appear on the Welcome screen. Now, insert the USB drive to a different port than the usual one.
3. Finally, click on “Install” to start the installation process.
This workaround has helped out a lot of people.
Your problem should be solved.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.