I am encountering a problem during my attempt to install Windows 10 using a USB pen drive. The following message appears:

A media driver 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.

Note: if the installation media is in the windows DVD drive or on a USB drive, you can safely remove it from this step.

I have tried multiple solutions from the Microsoft forums and SuperUser, including:

  • Using only USB 2.0 pen drives
  • Using only USB 2.0 ports
  • Cancelling the error and trying again with a different USB port
  • Creating the pen drive with different tools
  • Re-downloading and re-creating the ISO to avoid corruption
  • Copying all drivers from the motherboard to another pen drive, but the error still persists

I am currently testing another pen drive and will update the outcome.

Update on SATA Driver Installation:

I tried installing all drivers from the “SATA” driver, but the error still persists and I am unable to proceed with the installation. The error message reads:

No new device driver found. Verify that the installation media contains the correct drivers and click OK.

Askify.me Answered question January 30, 2023