The problem with many mother boards today is that you can have a problem running Windows 7 on the computer. The reason is because Windows 7 did not have USB drivers for USB 3 or USB 3.1 on the CD as it did not exist when Windows 7 came to the market. The message is however generic and does not explain this to the user. It leave you with the impression that the computer lacks a DVD or CD driver which is incorrect. This does not occur with a normal standard CD drive but only with USB CD drives and USB sticks.
No device drivers were found
Many computers come with different types of USB connectors. As an example the TB250 Pro mining motherboard is a good example of this as it comes with USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.0 and USB 3.1. Many times you just have to find the USB 2.0 port and it might start from there. This however is no guarantee that this will work so you have to get around the message:
“No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.“
The solution is rather simple. You will need to download your Windows 7 ISO from Microsoft or from your CD drive and download the following program as the USB 3.0 driver needs to be added to the ISO image while it writes it to your software. Note that this program will also solve your booting problems as the software while adding the drivers to your image will also make your USB stick bootable.
You will need to download the ASUS EZ Installer utility and this will work on all computers. Extract the files in the zip file and then click on the exe file to start the program. The program does not install on your computer and is very portable.
- Click on the EZ Installer file as you can see above.
There are only two options which is Windows 7 ro USB or Windows 7 to ISO. You will want to take the first option as you are going to make the USB drive bootable as well. Insert eh USB drive into the computer and you will need to have at least 8GB in space as it will format the USB drive before it starts to copy. The process is simple:
ISO –> (Add USB Drivers) —> Copy —> Bootable
- Click next once you have selected your option.
- Click in agree and then click on Next.
Select your disc source. Simple click on the drop down list and this is what would be available. Your CD drive will show on there. If you have downloaded an ISO image onto your computer then you will need to “mount” your ISO image so that it looks like a CD drive to the software. You can see this as an example below.
- Right Click on the ISO file on your Windows 10 computer and mount the ISO image (This is built into Windows 10)
- Mount the drive and disable autorun. Once you Click OK the ISO will look like a CD drive to the software. I called it “V” drive
- You will note that the “V” drive is now a CD drive and the source for the making of the bootable USB stick
- Click Next and insert your USB drive.
Select your USB drive and Click on Next and the USB will be formatted and you will then need to wait about 10 minutes depending on your USB drive speed. Once done that will be the end of your problem and you will not get the “No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.“ error message again.