Windows 7 a device driver missing

"A required CD/DVD device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVDm or USB flash drive, please insert it now. Note. If the windows installation media is in the drive, you can safely remove it for this step."
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  1. What sort of CD/DVD drive do you have? It must be pretty unusual if it requires a driver during installation (although I can imagine this might be the case for some SCSI drives).
  2. get a piece of software called unknowndevices and see what it reports

    windows update may also fix the issue
  3. If it happens during install I'm not sure that Windows Update is going to help!
  4. Try replacing the cd/dvd drive itself.
    I've had that before when my old Lite On died on me....
    Other than that, I've never had to install any device driver for a cd/dvd drive, period.
    Hope this helps....JQ
  5. Hey folks

    Just got this problem when installing windows 7 home prem from the legit CD

    Sucks :(
  6. My Win7 64bit Home Premium SP1 install was stymied by this cd/dvd message, too. On a hunch I replaced the older 40-pin IDE cable with the preferred 80-pin cable, and the installation cruised right on through. I have also read that some people have just used brute force to keep trying the reinstall, and after 4 or 6 attempts, the request for a "driver" is ceded. Inadequate installation help either way from Microsoft's installation message. I'm on an ASUS P8H67-M Pro board with 8GB DDR3 1333 (Corsair XMS3) with an older Sony DRU-820A DVD drive and a 2TB Hitatchi SATA-3 HDD.
  7. Hello I'm also having this problem, except I'm using an 8gb PNY USB drive that I made using microsofts USB tool from my .iso image file. I literally don't even have a disc drive attached to my computer, just USB. Why is it asking me this.
  8. Windows 7 installation required CD/DVD drive device driver missing problem solved solution is:

    the solution to this problem are next:

    -use DVD instead of ISO file from USB-because Windows 7 loads drivers for cd/dvd rom into USB port-it is contradictory so it can NOT start
    switch to AHCI mode in BIOS


    -download ISO again and burn it again with slower burn speed


    -during instalation switch USB ports after clicking next and cancle-there are more detailed instructions about this somewhere on internet-but it is minor way of solving this problem

    My solution to this problem was the first solution-using burned ISO on DVD instead of ISO on USB.

    many greeting boys & girls.
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