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Unable to load SATA driver for clean Win7_x64 installation - W520

Symptom

Unable to load SATA driver for clean Win7_x64 installation. Is there a way to fix this and perform a clean installation?

Affected Configuration

Any of the following ThinkPad system can be affected with the symptom:

  • W520

Solution

Windows 7 does not come with USB 3 support out of the box and hence, this happened.

Due to that, use are recommanded :-

1) Not to use the USB 3.0 ports for installation.

2) Use a DVD instead.

3)Use also the USB 2.0 port.


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  • Document ID: HT074442
  • Last Updated :17.06.2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo