“We couldn’t find any drives. To get a storage driver, click Load Driver.” That’s the message I got trying to install Windows 8.1 on a slightly used drive for my heavily used desktop. Simply cleaning it in Diskpart solved the problem.
EDIT: LET ME CLARIFY. Doing the following is preparing your drive for a CLEAN OS INSTALL. This means you’re losing any data currently on the drive (technically you’re not erasing the drive, you’re just marking all the data as “gone” or “overwriteable,” so if you don’t continue and install an OS you can most likely recover it, but let’s just not go there). Don’t do this to a drive that has data you want to keep!
- Open an elevated CMD window
- List disk – find the disk you want to clean
- Select disk XX – where XX is that disk number