Windows 10: Error installing Windows 10 on a blank hard drive

Discus and support Error installing Windows 10 on a blank hard drive in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I am trying to install Windows 10 on a new, blank hard drive I just installed on my laptop. I boot from a Windows bootable usb drive but when I try to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by sepi2008, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. sepi2008 Win User

    Error installing Windows 10 on a blank hard drive


    I am trying to install Windows 10 on a new, blank hard drive I just installed on my laptop. I boot from a Windows bootable usb drive but when I try to install Windows, it gives me Load Driver error message: "A media drive your computer needs is missing. This could be a dvd, usb or hard disk driver. If you have a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive with the driver on it, please insert it now".


    How can I get passed this? It doesn't even get to the place to input my license number, etc... it gives this error after I click on "install Windows" from my recovery usb stick.


    Thank you in advance for your help.

    :)
     
    sepi2008, Oct 9, 2019
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  2. little cat, Oct 9, 2019
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  3. W1zzard Win User
    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Oct 9, 2019
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  4. Delta6326 Win User

    Error installing Windows 10 on a blank hard drive

    Delta6326, Oct 9, 2019
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