[SOLVED] No device drivers were found – Windows 7 install from external hard drive

When attempting to reformat a Lenovo ultrabook via USB external hard drive, I received the following error:

No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK

The solution was as simple as switching the external hard drive from a USB 3.0 port to a USB 2.0 port, rebooting, and restarting the installation.

If that doesn’t work, some other suggestions I found were to try and enter your particular PC’s recovery mode to see if there is an option to reinstall Windows from there, or to try re-copying the Windows installation files to your USB drive/external HDD.

If this or something else worked for you – please share in the comments below!