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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.