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ASUS P8P67-M - Win7 USB Install issue

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Frederik S, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Frederik S Staff

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    Hi Guys,
    So I finally got my new rig together except for my SSD. I am trying to install Win 7 on an old 400 GB HDD I had laying around. I do not have a spare DVD driver at the moment so I created a bootable USB driver with the Win 7 install data on. The system lets me boot the drive, but when I try to install it stops and says that it wants a device driver for the disk setup, like the old F6 on Win XP.

    I checked on ASUS's site and Win 7 should install without extra drivers needed. I even made the USB driver disk and let Win 7 decide what driver to use, but it does not let me get on.

    I have installed another PC with the same image on the same USB stick, so I am pretty sure that part works.

    I have tried all the different SATA modes, like AHCI, IDEMODE: compatible and enhanced. But I am still stuck.

    The funny thing is that when I press "browse" to find the driver that the Win 7 installation supposedly needs I can see the disk that I want to install on and all the directories on it.

    Google did not yield any good results so I am hoping someone here might have some experience with this sort of issue.

    Best regards,
    Frederik
     
  2. chevy350

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    Is the usb plugged into a 3.0 port or a 2.0 port? Mine did the same when I tried to install from the 3.0 since it needs to install their own drivers. I just changed it over to a 2.0 port and it was up and running in 15 mins.
     
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    Thanks! Will try that when I get home!

    Cheers,
    Frederik
     
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    also might try unplugging anything else usb except for keyboard and mouse, good luck ;)
     
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    It worked chevy!! Thanks a lot :)
     
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    no problem, had an issue like that when I got mine......thought hmmmm, USB3 should install the OS faster, and no dice...glad I could help ;)
     

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