Fix- No device drivers were Found Windows installation problems

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-


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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.

Method 2 – How to Fix 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.

 

Windows Setup Language 1 1 1

 

2. Now, click on “Repair your computer” on the bottom left corner of the Recovery Environment.

 

Windows Setup Repair Comp

 

3. Next, click on “Advanced options“.

 

Troubleshoot Reset This Pc Advanced Options Startup Repair 1

 

4. Click on the “Command Prompt“.


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Command Prompt New

 

5. Put your account password and click on “Continue“.

 

Command Account

 

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


Diskpart

 

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]

 

Select Disk 0

 

8. Now, to create a new primary partition, copy-paste this command and then hit Enter.

create partition primary

 

Create Partitio Primary

 

9. To quick-format the new partition, the same way copy-paste this command and then hit Enter.

format fs=ntfs quick

 

Format Fs Ntfs

 

Close Command Prompt window.

10. Coming back to the Choose an option window, click on “Turn off your PC.

 

Turn Off Your Pc

 

Start your computer and install the OS in the new partition.

Method 2  –  Setting partition to active

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 screen.

2. Click on “Next” button.

 

Windows Setup Language 1 1 1

 

2. Now, click on “Repair your computer” .

 

Windows Setup Repair Comp

 

3. Now, click on “Advanced options“.

 

Troubleshoot Reset This Pc Advanced Options Startup Repair 1

 

4. Click on the “Command Prompt“.

 

Command Prompt New

 

5. Put your account password and click on “Continue“.

 

Command Account

 

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
select disk C
list partition
select partition C
active

Please note that if your Windows OS is installed in any other drive , just replace C with that drive letter.


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7. Now, restart your computer.

Fix 2 – Install the driver from USB

If the previous method didn’t work out you can install the drivers from a USB drive.

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.


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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.

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15 thoughts on “Fix- No device drivers were Found Windows installation problems”

  1. Using unetbootin to create the bootable USB worked for me. Also, I first formatted the drive as NTFS, I’m not sure if that’s necessary.

  2. I just bought a brand new USB for windows and the software is on some files hidden on installation, from the disk..WiFi USB .but it has the no N …etc drive like you explained before.is the system on a bootable disk going to be bootable for network to use on internet cause if not .no processing will work.Does that mean some one s nearby destroying my computer ,controlling it during this process by WiFi already?Why doesn’t that s store on the partitions from the bootable disk all ready in the drive? And if I just bought the USB wireless package,why does this error show up on my computer or did someone sell it in package already? With the same report on it?

  3. method 3 worked it really worked dont use other ways just remove the usb and put to another port thats all thanks

  4. Hello!

    I got to the step where I enter “create partition primary” and I received the following error after hitting enter:
    “Virtual Disk Service error:
    There is not enough usable space for this operation”

    This is an 8GB drive, what size will I need to do this?

  5. Hi,
    Thanks for helping out.

    After formatting and cleaning the partition following the commands in this post, I keep having this error:

    “No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.”

    Then I click on Browse from the bottom options, and select Local Disk (C:) in the drivers list. But it return again the same error above.

    Is there any other workaround?
    Thanks in advance!

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