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DVD/CD Drive NOT recognized by WINDOWS 7 INSTALL DISC only on one of my systems.

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April 3, 2013 4:45:33 PM

I was forced to shelf my IDE DVD drive because of switching to my ASRock Extreme4 970 with no IDE... and now the only Sata DVD drive I have is seen in the bios, I can boot to the Windows 7 install disc I have, but once I enter the installation, I am told that I need to find a drive driver. Windows 7 install CD does not contain this by default. I JUST HAD THIS IN A WORKING WINDOWS 7 SYSTEM ****AND**** Installed windows 7 successfully on an MSI AM2 board.

Is this because the sata ports are all 6.0 Sata 3? What am I missing here?

Drive is TS-H653.

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April 3, 2013 5:05:17 PM

You may need to load the SATA driver for that board onto a USB stick and point the Win7 installer to that USB stick when it asks for a driver. That's a newer board so the Window disk might not recognize the SATA controller
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April 3, 2013 5:09:42 PM

I agree with SchizTech.
I believe you were mistaken and the Windows installation was asking for another type of driver, not a CD/DVD drive driver.
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April 3, 2013 5:11:01 PM

BTW The error message explictly states it needs the "DVD/CD" Driver.

I actually was leaning this direction when I took the DVD drive from this computer, and put it in the computer I am installing, forgot it was sata. So when 2 drives failed, I was thinking it was board drivers missing.
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April 3, 2013 5:12:28 PM

The DVD drive is attached to the SATA controller also so a missing driver there would still result in the same message
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April 3, 2013 5:35:05 PM

Yes, the one that says "For system to read from floppy diskette during Windows installation".
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April 3, 2013 5:35:20 PM

Ok So I rechecked the BIOS, I had Sata set to raid. I set it to AHCI, and now I can get past it. But now I dont have a raid... and the raid drivers I downloaded are not installable.
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April 3, 2013 5:52:48 PM

GENIUS MOMENT.

I left the raid file in ZIP format.

ROFL. Thanks for the direction guys. Worked great.
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April 16, 2013 10:10:44 AM

Dereck47 said:
I agree with SchizTech.
I believe you were mistaken and the Windows installation was asking for another type of driver, not a CD/DVD drive driver.


Hey Derick
quick question, I have a liteon blue ray dvd that is new and installed windows 7 but now it shows up on device manager but shows a ?mark and wont work. I have tried to reinstall the drivers but it is in a suite and wont let me find the driver. I tried the website but again now download for it.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.
I wrote to you as you helped me out In the past with great advice.
Thanks Greg
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April 16, 2013 10:32:41 AM

Greg1094 said:
I have a liteon blue ray dvd that is new and installed windows 7 but now it shows up on device manager but shows a ?mark and wont work. I have tried to reinstall the drivers but it is in a suite and wont let me find the driver.


Right-click on the item that has the question mark and select "Uninstall". Shut down (not reboot) your pc after uninstall is complete. Wait about 10-15 seconds and then boot back into Windows.

Hopefully Windows will then recognize the Blu-ray drive and install its own default drivers for it.

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