Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Where to find driver required during clean install

  1. #1

    Posts : 16
    windows 8 pro

    Where to find driver required during clean install

    I'm trying to clean install Windows 8 Pro x64 under UEFI and RAID on a ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard on a blank SSD. I'm installing from an OEM system builders DVD. I plan to create a RAID1 array later after successful installation of Windows.

    For the installation I do the following:-

    I'm using these BIOS settings:-

    SATA Mode set to RAID
    CSM set to Disable
    Secure Boot set to Windows UEFI Mode

    I press F8 and select the UEFI option on the DVD

    The installation procedure then starts but after the screen where I enter the language, country etc I get a screen which says that SATA drivers cannot be found and that I should browse to their location.

    I have downloaded all the drivers from the ASUS site for this board onto a USB pen drive. When I browse to this location the installation procedure says no drivers can be found there.

    Please advise exactly which SATA drivers the installation procedure wants and where I can find them.

    Many thanks for help.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    I am not good on what you are trying to do, but check this tutorial out: SATA Driver - Load in Windows 8 Setup.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    What type of file extension is the it zipped or in an extension that can't be read when installing from desired location. Is it the right bit type...that can play hell with it, looking for a bit type of 64 and whats on the thumb drive is 32 wont find it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Posts : 474
    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6

    have a look at this one..

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Where to find driver required during clean install

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Clean Install GT 750M, anything special required?
I was wondering, if I do a clean install on my Dell AIO XPS 2720, will I need to install some special software, other than the NVidia Mobile drivers to get the GT 750M card recognized? The Intel Graphics seems to work fine... Thanks
Graphic Cards
Driver Installation Order question after a clean install
Hi Everyone, I looked through installation guides on here for the recommended installation order for drivers after a clean Windows 8 installation on an XPS8500 from Windows 8 disc. I also spoke to Tech Support but keep getting conflicting advice so I thought I would try posting here. The question...
Installation & Setup
Help needed to find/install Audio Driver for my OS
-------------------------------------------------------------------- Version EVEREST v2.20.405 Homepage Computer Diagnostics & Network Audits Software | Report Type ...
Drivers & Hardware
W8.1 Enterprise update - clean install required
Hi there Fortunately I'd backed up my system - but W8.1 Enterprise update has MISLEADING instructions. If you run the setup from OUTSIDE windows the iso) (I.e boot and choose CUSTOM ) it tells you to run the setup again FROM WITHIN WINDOWS. THen there's no upgrade path -- you can save...
Installation & Setup
Full name required to find app in search
Search Apps wont find wireshark unless I type out wireshark in full. It's a desktop program if you are unfamiliar. Was wondering if anyone has happened upon a fix for this type of issue? :geek:
Software and Apps
"Load Driver" During Install - what driver & where can I find?
I'm getting: "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now." Google has loads of hits for this but for W7, XP, Vista, etc. nothing for W8... Trying to install W8x64 on a Dell Precision T5500 (single...
Installation & Setup
NVIDIA 8600m gt, driver will not install, cant find compatible hardwar
I downloaded the newest 296.17 driver that is available for my card and OS. It does not work so I download a modified inf from and still nothing. that is what I did with Win 7, I needed to use a modified inf. But it is not working on win 8. What am I doing wrong? Sony vgn...
Graphic Cards

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook