“Device drivers not found…”. What you should pay attention to

Drivers not foundGood morning!

Today there will be a “narrow” note on the error: “Device drivers not found…”see screenshot below 👇(Remark: It appears when trying to install Windows, more often on laptops. Moreover, on the new 11th version of the OS too…).

I warn you in advance that there is no universal solution, because The reasons for this “behavior” of the device may be far from a reason … (for example, a flash drive of poorly written installation, damage to the USB port, lack of drivers for USB 3.0, etc.).

Below is a summary of what should be checked and in what order. I recommend “understanding” from “top to bottom” (in the same order as stated in the note).



No device driver found!

The “Load Driver” window appears. Unable to install Windows…


Some tips for this error

📌 Tip #1

Optional, if possible…

If you don’t need data on computer disks, you can try to delete all partitions (if displayed), select an unallocated area and click “Further away” (the “Load” and “create partition” buttons should be ignored…).

Ideally, the installation of the OS should begin (but I warn you in advance that this method does not always work!).



📌 Tip #2

Next, note that your computer (laptop) may have several types of USB ports (2.0 and 3.0). Not all Windows distributions can be installed by connecting the installation flash drive to a USB 3.0 port (they are usually marked blue). It is for this reason that Asus is not “eliminating” 2.0 ports on many of its laptops even this year (by the way, there is no “interference” when using them… but that’s a whole other topic).

Exit: Try another USB port, preferably 2.0. By the way, do not connect the installation USB stick via various adapters or extension cables!

USB 2.0 and 3.0 port

USB 2.0 and 3.0 port


📌 To note!

If you have a DVD drive on your computer, you can try installing Windows from a CD (this method is often less “confusing” than dealing with USB drives…).


📌 Tip #3

I’ll start this recommendation by asking “What version of Windows are you trying to install?”…

The thing is that (for example) the Windows 7 distribution doesn’t have drivers for USB 3.0 (and you won’t be able to install it unless you download another ISO image with the drivers built in // or add them” there ” yourself).

For laptops: I would also recommend watching the official. website, which versions of Windows the device supports (for which versions there are drivers).

In all, try installing another version of Windows (if possible). For example, instead of Windows 10 –> 11… (or Windows 7 with an installer of 10).

📌 To help!

How and where to look for “rare” files: programs, ISO images, games, etc. – https://ocomp.info/kak-i-gde-skachat-faylyi-i-igryi.html


👉 A little life hack for those who need to install Windows 7!

If you have a Windows 8 installation flash drive, try extracting a file from the Windows 7 ISO image to it. installl.esd (weighs about 3-4 GB), with replacement ! (it’s in the “/sources” folder).

In addition, by connecting this USB key to USB and launching the installation of the operating system, you will notice that Windows 7 is installed instead of the “eight”! 👌


📌 Tip #4

Very often, errors during the first stage of installing the operating system occur due to an incorrectly written installation flash drive (or when using a “broken” ISO image). In this regard, I would advise the following:

  • download 👉 official. ISO image (more than one is better);
  • try to prepare some saved usb sticks 👉 with different utilities (link to a selection of the best programs and instructions for working with them);
  • call the 👉Boot menu and check how they work (📌even better, use a flash drive that has already been tested several times on other PCs).


Besidesas an option – you can’t even prepare bootable USB drives, but start installing Windows directly from the ISO image without unpacking it (for example, using LiveCD).

Running a Windows installation from an image

Running a Windows installation from an image


📌 Tip #5

Check BIOS settings (how to get into it):

  • under: “System Setup → USB3.0 Setup in Pre-OS” → set to “Disabled” (the name may be slightly different: “USB 3.0 support”, for example);
  • in the section: “System configuration → Boot options → Secure boot” → set “Disabled”;
  • in the section: “System Configuration → Boot Options → Legacy Support” → set to “Enabled”.

(relevant for operating systems that do not support secure boot // in case of malfunctions with USB 3.0).

USB 3.0 support (USB 3.0 support, disabled means disabled)

USB 3.0 support (USB 3.0 support, disabled means disabled)


Additions on the subject are welcome!

Good luck!


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