All My Drivers Are Gone! Fixed!

All my drivers are gone! Under the guidance of this efficient post, you can recover missing drivers Windows 10/11or recover deleted or missing files.


By Penny / Updated on April 2, 2024

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All my drives are gone!


Hello! I thought rolling my Windows 10 back to the previous clean settings could fix problems I had before, and I did it by going on “Reset PC” or something similar. It worked on my Windows 8.1 before. My Tablet restarted and ended in an endless restarting loop, giving me an error message (inaccessible boot device) and shutting down. I had no choice but to download Windows 10 to my USB drive from another PC and reinstall it. And I was lucky enough to have Windows. old.000 folder, which contained my product key for my Windows 10. Now, my Device Manager shows me only the “standard drivers” that Windows came up with. I have no drivers for everything. Not even battery. Please help me. Thanks.

- A user from TenForums

All my drivers are gone! Have you ever met this situation after Windows reinstallation? If you’re seeking ways to restore missing drivers Windows 10, you’ve come to the right place.  

How do I restore all my drivers?

All my drivers are gone windows 10! How to fix it? For a higher partition recovery rate, please don’t add new data on the partition or reformat the partition after partition loss.

Let’s get an overview of possible reasons for missing drivers before restoring them. 

▶Windows update/reinstallation: Your system settings and configurations may make changes after Windows update/reinstallation.

▶Missing drive letter: Windows File Explorer cannot view the drive without the drive letter.

▶The drive is hidden/outdated.

▶Some physical problems with the hard drive.

Fix 1. Rescan disks in Disk Management

Let’s begin with the easiest way to restore missing drivers Windows 10/11. Rescanning disks in Disk Management can reload and reappear your missing drivers.

Step 1. Press “Win + R” and type “diskmgmt.msc” in the window. Then hit “Enter” or click “OK” to open Disk Management in Windows.

Step 2. Select the “Rescan Disks” option under the Action tab. After rescanning, see if your missing drivers are available.


Fix 2. Uninstall/Update device driver in Windows 10/11

If your missing drivers are caused by the storage driver, you can reinstall or update your driver to the latest. You’re ready to follow these steps after downloading the latest hard drive driver from the official website of the drive manufacturer.

Step 1. Type “Device Manager” in the search bar on your PC and open it.

Step 2. Locate “Disk Drives” and expand it.

Step 3. Right-click on your targeted drive and click the "Uninstall device/Update driver" button.



Step 4. Restart your Windows PC and the operating system will reinstall the hard drive automatically. Or click “Browse my computers for drivers” and locate the unpacked latest driver. Please remember to click the “OK” button.


Fix 3. Recover missing drivers Windows 10/11 without losing data

“All my drivers are gone! Is it possible for me to restore missing drivers Windows 10/11 without losing data?”

The boom of technology makes it possible for non-tech users to restore deleted and lost partitions and their data before data coverage. AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard is such a powerful partition recovery tool. Please get an overview of its features.   

Recover the deleted/lost partition from HDD, SSD, USB, and SD cards.
Perform NTFS, FAT, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 partition recovery as you need.   
Create, split, merge, move, and resize partitions to maximize disk space.
Perform disk conversion between MBR and GPT, OS migration, SSD migration, etc.

If you’re keen to try its functions, download its demo version on your Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP (32/64-bit) computers!

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Step 1. After running this software on your Windows PC, select the disk that includes your desired drivers under the Partition Recovery Wizard option. Then click the “Next” button.


Step 2. You can start with “Fast Search” to find your missing drivers Windows 10/11. If it fails to work for you, click the “Full Search” button. Then click “Next” to go on.


Step 3. The window will show all the recoverable partitions after scanning. Then click the “Proceed” button to restore your missing drivers.


Step 4. After partition recovery, you’ll receive the “Congratulations” message. You can click “Finish” to exit the window. If you need, open your Disk Management to see if your missing drivers are restored or not.

Further reading: Desktop files missing after Windows 10 update!

Desktop files missing after Windows 10 update! How to solve it? To avoid further steps, open your Windows File Explorer to check whether they’re hidden files on your PC.

What’s more, if you’re not signed with a temporary profile, these missing desktop files are probably in a deletion state.

Without backups, you have no recourse but to utilize data recovery software to recover them. The sooner you start the Windows data recovery process using MyRecover, the better your chances will be.

Recover the deleted/lost Word documents, Excel, PPT, PDF, Photos, Videos, Audio, folders, and other 200+ types of data from HDD, USB, SD cards, etc.   
Retain the original path, filename, and format for the deleted files.
During scanning, search your desired desktop files by typing their filenames in the search bar or wait to find all the deleted and other lost files on your computers after Quick Scan and Deep Scan.   
Work well with NTFS, exFAT, FAT32, and ReFS file systems.   

Download MyRecover on your Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, or Windows Server computers to recover your deleted or missing desktop files!

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Step 1. After running this tool on your Windows PC, hover the mouse over the drive, and click Scan.


Step 2. Search or wait to see all the deleted and other missing files on the C drive.


Step 3. Go to the Deleted Files/Other Missing Files folder, and select the desktop files you want to restore. Then click “Recover x files” and save these restored files in a new location.


Related suggestions

Are you wondering how to fix the issue of all my drivers are gone? This tutorial shares three efficient solutions with you to restore missing drivers Windows 10/11.

Please determine the possible reasons for missing drivers before beginning the partition recovery process.

Suppose you want to recover missing drivers Windows 10/11 without losing data, in that case, AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard could be your second-to-none choice.

If you only want to recover the deleted/lost files instead of partitions, you can seek help from MyRecover.

To prevent data loss, it’s time for you to create files/partitions/disks/systems backups using AOMEI Backupper because only regular backups are the best data loss prevention measure.

Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.