HP Pavilion G6 fitted new SSD problem with Win 7

  Keith Turner 18:19 28 Nov 2018

The original hard drive has died totally. It is an 'old' machine 2012 Replaced drive with a 240 Gb SSD installed a fresh copy of Win 7 Ultimate that's OK but no drivers for USB, Network etc so can't download & install Drivers from HP website. None of the hardware is recognised by windows so no drivers! Hadn't thought of this as a problem as windows can usually install generic drivers to get you going but not this time. How on earth can I install drivers if I can't connect to anything? All I can think is to put the SSD drive into a caddy & connect it to my desktop PC & download drivers via that. Any better Ideas?

  Keith Turner 08:38 30 Nov 2018

Thanks for that suggestion, why didn't I think of that, brain dead! much easier!

  Keith Turner 10:23 30 Nov 2018

Slight problem Windows has not installed the USB controller!so that I can't do that! Very strange you would have thought that would have been installed. Maybe this machine has a mainboard fault. It did appear to have problems when tested by a local repair firm, but I think the drive problem maybe obscured this fact.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:27 30 Nov 2018

device manager - scan for new hardware

does that find anything?

also check in BIOS o see what is enabled / disabled.

What is Markdown?

Markdown lets you add more formatting to your post. Simply type in your post and it will display as written.

If you wish to add bold or italic characters, add a hyperlink to another website, a heading or a horizontal line, simply use the relevent icons above the text input field.

A preview of your post will appear in the grey box below. If you make a change and you're not happy, simply press the back arrow icon to undo.

Post a Reply

4500

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019) review

Inside the redesign of the world's largest computer games platform, Steam

Apple TV Plus streaming service launch, release date and price

Samsung Galaxy Fold : date de sortie, prix et fiche technique