Load Driver: No Device Drivers Were Found [Fixed Completely]

Some very common error messages that state “No Device Drivers Were Found” or “No Signed Device Drivers Were Found” are faced by so many Windows users and it appears when you try to install a new Operating System in your PC using a USB drive. Before installing the new OS, this error message pops up when you try to format the partitions. The reason behind this error is that the files in the installation media are either missing or corrupt.

Error No Device Drivers Were Found while updating OS
Error Message

What Prevents the Device Drivers to be found?

This problem is reported by so many Windows users around the globe and there might be several reasons behind this error some of which are given below:

  • This error might occur if the files in the installation media are corrupt or missing.
  • The port you are inserting USB in may be broken.

Pre Tips

As the cause of this error is unclear in most cases, so there no general solution to this problem. You can try going through some solutions to resolve this issue. First of all, make sure that you are using USB 2.0 if you are trying to install Windows 7 from a USB drive. Windows 7 has no driver for a USB 3.0 so it will give this error straight away. This may seem weird but Switching to USB 2.0 from USB 3.0 resolves this issue most of the time.

What to do if no Device Drivers are Found on Windows?

Solution 1: Make sure you have the right USB port driver

Sometimes the drivers aren’t found due to corrupt or outdated USB port drivers, therefore, make sure you have the right USB port driver to resolve this issue.:

  1. When this error appears, cancel the installation first.
  2. Click the search button in the taskbar. Type Device Manager and then open it.
    Type device manager in the cmd
    Device Manager
  3. Click the Universal Serial Bus Controller to expand its components.
    In device manager click Universal Serial Bus Controllers Option
    Universal Serial Bus Controller
  4. Make sure you have an appropriate USB port driver. If not then download and install the latest USB port driver for your system.
    Check for the latest drivers for resolving "No Device Drivers Were Found" problem
    USB Port Drivers
  5. If the error message pops up again, cancel it and click on Browse. Now look for the installer USB flash drive. Now the error message will most probably not appear.

Solution 2: Activate the Partition

If you are still unable to find device drivers, then try to set the Partitions to Active. Follow the steps below to carry this task out:

  1. Plugin the USB or DVD and start your computer.
  2. A window will appear asking you to choose your keyboard layout. choose one of them.
  3. Another screen will appear asking you to choose an option. In that window, choose Troubleshooting.
  4. Now click Advance options and after that click Command Prompt.
  5. Now type the following command one by one and hot enter.
list partition
select partition C

C is the name of partition in which you are installing your OS. After this, restart your PC and initiate the installation process.

Solution 3: Create a new disk

If you still can’t get rid of the “No Device Driver Found” error, follow the steps below to create a new disk and resolve this problem.

  1. Download Media Creation Tool. Open the installation file and install it.
  2. Now click Create Installation Media for another PC.
    Check option 2 for preventing "No Device Drivers Were Found" issue
    Installation Media
  3. Click Next and choose the installation media you are using.
  4. Choose Next.
  5. Now select the installation drive from the list of hardware connected to your PC.
    Click on the ISO file option
    Installation media
  6. Try installing the OS from the drive and check if the error appears.

Solution 4:Change Everything to Legacy

If you still cant rid of this error message, try to change everything to legacy and set the boot device to your DVD or USB. Follow the steps below to perform this task:

  1. Turn off your computer by shutting it down.
  2. Turn your computer on and enter your BIOS settings by pressing the key it displays on the start screen. Normally it is F1.
  3. Move to the Security option by pressing the right-arrow key from your keyboard.
  4. Now go to Security Boot Configuration by pressing the down-arrow key from your keyboard.
    Scroll downwards to find Boot Configuration option
    Secure Boot Configuration
  5. Press F10 if any warning appears.
  6. Locate and select the Secure Boot and modify its setting to Disable.
    Disable the Secure Boot
    Secure Boot
  7. Locate and select the Legacy Support and modify its setting to Enable.
  8. Press F10 to accept the changes.
  9. Confirm the changes and exit. Turn your computer off and then turn it on.
  10. When the computer starts, a message will appear on the screen stating that the boot mode has been changed.
  11. Type the code shown on the screen and hit Enter.
  12. Your computer will turn off. Turn your computer on and keep on hitting Esc key from your keyboard.
  13. When the startup menu pens, hit F9.
  14. From the boot menu, select the hard disk.
  15. Restart your computer and check if the problem is resolved.

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Alan Adams

Alan is a hardcore tech enthusiast that lives and breathes tech. When he is not indulged in playing the latest video games, he helps users with technical problems that they might run into. Alan is a Computer Science Graduate with a Masters in Data Science.
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