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New PC - No Drivers

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gorrior, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. gorrior

    gorrior Junior Member

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    Hej guys,

    I just bought a new PC and installed Windows 7 through USB.

    It cannot connect to the internet and lacking other functions too.
    99% sure the problem is no drivers.

    I got a CD for the motherboard (assuming drivers) when I bought the PC, but there is no CD-reader (cannot fit it physically anywhere) in the cabinet.
    It cannot read USB either as it's lacking the driver to do that - so does anyone have any idea what I can do?

    It's a $3000 PC and the seller isn't replying on email so it's really frustrating - really hope someone can help, would be very appreciated :).
     
  2. Joseph Lich

    Joseph Lich BANNED BANNED

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    How you can install OS via USB, you are not drunk or high?
     
  3. davids355

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    yea you can intall OS via USB.

    OP if you go into start menu then type control panel.
    then click on that.

    then click on system.

    then click on device manager (top left).

    then see in there for any items that have a yellow exclamation - if they do then you are right, its drivers. and regardless, you are probably right anyway.

    The best thing to do is take the side off the case, assuming it is a PC, then look on the motherboard and you should see a model number - normally a few letters and numbers with a dash seperating them. And it will probably be the largest print on the board.

    If the board is gigabyte then it will be GA-123xyz for example.

    Once you have those, get onto another PC if you can, go to the motherboard manufacturers site, goto support/drivers, put in the model number. select your OS. download all the drivers, put then on your USB drive.

    plug that in to the PC, install each driver.

    Hey presto.
     
  4. Joseph Lich

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    His USB lacking the "driver". I can't remember that the OS will recognize the USB by default?
     
  5. gorrior

    gorrior Junior Member

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    Thanks davids - I know the motherboard name etc.
    And I confirmed the problem is the drivers.

    I have downloaded the drivers already and put them on a USB - problem is that it cannot read and of my USB's (tried 3 different ones).
    I think it is lacking a driver to read USB's.
     
  6. THUNDERELVI

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    If you are able to use the USB for installing an OS, then you should be able to use it normally as well, so it's not lacking anything. I've had this problem before, where my laptop couldn't read the USB files - basically, when you open the USB, it's blank although the files are there. I've also had the problem of not recognizing my USB at all, so be more specific on your problem please, so we can help you out. FYI, I have always solved everything with a Google search, although I agree it may be a pain in the ass searching, because not every solution fits in every scenario.

    Now, regarding drivers, you just need the Ethernet or WiFi drivers to connect to the Internet. I have no idea why you don't have them automatically. I must have installed Windows 7 hundreds of times by now and every time I had internet after the installation was complete. That's because those drivers are included by default (at least in the OS discs I have).

    Anyway, download either 1 of these 2 drivers (WiFi if you have a laptop of course or a Wifi-enabled desktop), put it in the USB, install it and then use a software like Driver Genius to download and install all the latest versions of all drivers you need for your system automatically. I think this is the one I have used in the past a few times but can't really remember the name of the software, however there are plenty around and you can find the licenses/cracks in torrents. The software also allows you to back up and restore your drivers in case you need to format your PC again or anything else unexpected happens.
     
  7. gorrior

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    Yeah, I have been searching. I think it's because it's a windows 7 desktop - it doesn't have drivers normally.
    I'll try to re-install the OS again and see if I can get it working.

    I think the problem is that windows doesn't read the USB - not the motherboard. Since it obviously worked when installing the OS.

    I have a paid version of Driver Talent Pro so I can easily get the drivers if I could get it online or if it could read my USB :(.
     
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  8. etox

    etox Newbie

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    Can you take the hard drive out an slave it in another machine for the purpose of transferring drivers?
     
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    Why windows 7? Im mac user but in this discussion wth you take 3k$ worth PC and installing old windows on it? Forget them win10 is present and future, live together with technologies not in the past - install win10 - and I guess all drivies will works for you..

    And that guy who tells that its not possible on blank PC install Windows using USB - maybe stop doing shame for yourself, ok ? :D
     
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  10. etox

    etox Newbie

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    I tend to agree, Windows 10 is the way to go.

    As for the USB install...lol...Windows 10 actually comes on a USB drive if you don't buy the OEM version.
     
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  11. a hungry bear

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    None of these people know shit about computers, "How you can install OS via USB, you are not drunk or high??" are you really this fucking stupid?!?! I'll tell you what OP, send me a message and I'll get you the drivers installed the correct way, it's an easy fix that will take less than an hour.
     
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  13. etox

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    Hey, Hungry Bear, I do know a thing or two about computers :p
     
  14. gorrior

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    Really? I'd appreciate that so much, but I'd like to donate something afterwards if it works to show my gratitude - still stuck with this :S.