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i have a Acer Aspire One D257. In this netbook the hard disk is defect so i bought a new one. Now i want to reinstall Windows 7. Im using an external DVD Drive plugged into USB.

The Windows 7 DVD is staring, Win7 setup is starting and when it comes to Hard Drive options it says that no drive was detected and i should try search for drivers. It shows me this window: Screenshot from web

Now i cant find the right drivers for this netbook to continue with the installation.

The laptop has the newest BIOS - 1.15, it is reset to factory default settings except that i enabled the Boot Menu prompt with F12.

From the Acer Support Website i've downloaded the SATA AHCI Driver and the Chipset Driver. I unpacked both to a USB flashdrive in seperate folders.

When i select the SATA AHCI Driver it does not find any drivers. When i uncheck the checkbox "Hide drivers that are not compatible with hardware on this computer" it shows one driver: Acer HWID (path_to\1.inf). When i continue with this driver i got an error message that says something like: No new devices found. Check if the driver files are on the installation disk.

When i show him the Chipset Driver it sees a lot more driver. When i uncheck the checkbox "Hide drivers that are not compatible with hardware on this computer" it show some drivers:

Intel N10 Family DMI Bridge
Intel N10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Root Port
Intel N10/ICH7 SMBUS Controller
Intel N10/ICH7 Family USB Universal Host Controller
Intel N10/ICH7 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
Intel N10/ICH7 Family Interface LPC Controller

When i uncheck this checkbox i get a lot more drivers, and some SATA Drivers but the also do not work. I get the same error message as before.

Can someone help me find a driver that should work or am i doing anything else wrong?

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Does the BIOS of the netbook detect the harddisk? If not then it is not a driver issue. –  Hennes Sep 5 '12 at 16:38
    
Yes, it sees the HDD. No problem here. –  Robert Niestroj Sep 5 '12 at 17:48
    
I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on this netbook and it works so hardware seems to be ok. This must be w Windows 7 or driver issue. But i still cant resolve it. –  Robert Niestroj Sep 7 '12 at 15:10

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Windows 7 doesn't support installation via USB 3.0 port. You have to install it from USB 2.0 or less

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Can you clarify why this is the proper answer to this question? Please add a source which backs up what you are saying. –  CharlieRB Mar 31 at 15:53

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