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A required CD/DVD device driver is missing If you have a driver on a floppy disk

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March 22, 2011 2:19:27 AM

Hello,
I have a Windows 7 PRO 32 Bit OS License and DVD media. I am building a completely new PC - AMD Processor; Gigabyte Motherboard; SATA hard drives; a pair of SATA DVD Recorder/Player drives; memory, etc. The configuration is able to boot the Windows 7 Pro installation. The installation apparently progresses until the following message appears. "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing. If you have a driver on a floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB Flash Driver, please insert it now." I am unable to locate the CD/DVD device driver I need to allow the installation to proceed. Anyone encountered this problem and successfully overcame this Microsoft mess?
March 30, 2011 5:22:09 AM

tank said:
Just download the must recent drivers onto a usb stick. Please search tom's, for this has been asked already several times.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/257-63-driver
About half way down


thank you. But I had seen this forum previously and found none of the posts helpful. Most respondents were rude and their solutions not viable.

"Most recent drivers" I don't want to seem naive, but who has the most recent drivers. Neither HP nor Lite-on provide drivers for their DVD Drives. They both tell me Microsoft uses a standard DVD driver. I can not find same on the Microsoft Support site.

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March 30, 2011 2:39:29 PM

That post did have a fix, is the DVD the original one from MS?

"Thank you for the responses. I tried re-burning and that did not work. After much frustration, I decided to re-download and low and behold the new download is twice as big as the first one: 2.4G vs 1.2G. I burned this one and I've had no problems with the install. Amazing the difference having all the code will make."

Try the disk on another PC, that would rule out an issue with your hardware. You can also try to run the setup with just one optical drive connected, and a different SATA port if you rule out any issues with the setup disks.
April 2, 2011 10:16:14 PM

82329,4,601647 said:
That post did have a fix, is the DVD the original one from MS?

I actually have two WINDOWS 7 Professional DVD's. One is a WINDOWS 7 PRO 64 bit OEM acquired from newegg; from whom I bought the majority of the elements that comprise my new PC onto which I am attempting to load Windows 7. The other DVD is WINDOWS 7 Professional 32 Bit acquired directly from Microsoft. So yes, these are legit WINDOWS 7 Installation DVDs - at least to my knowledge.

More info: I successfully was able to create a bootable image of the WINDOWS Pro 7 64 Bit DVD. The USB Stick does indeed boot; but I run into similar problems in that the installation is looking for drivers - not specified; but apparently different from the DVD/CD Drivers that were being requested orginially.

I have tried a number of other "techniques", in addition to the above, in an attempt to get the dog-gone Windows 7 DVD/CD drivers to load. Yes, I followed your suggestion prior to receiving your input and electrically eliminated one of two DVDs. No change in symptoms.

More over, I took an IDE-based DVD from my existing Windows XP based machine and placed it in my new PC and connected it. Tried the installation on the IDE DVD and symptoms remain the same. This configuration was tried with all SATA DVD drives electically removed from the configuration and with one SATA DVD drive connected while the IDE DVD drive was electrically connected. In both cases, no change in symptoms.

March 11, 2014 5:12:43 AM

REYNKD said:
Hello,
I have a Windows 7 PRO 32 Bit OS License and DVD media. I am building a completely new PC - AMD Processor; Gigabyte Motherboard; SATA hard drives; a pair of SATA DVD Recorder/Player drives; memory, etc. The configuration is able to boot the Windows 7 Pro installation. The installation apparently progresses until the following message appears. "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing. If you have a driver on a floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB Flash Driver, please insert it now." I am unable to locate the CD/DVD device driver I need to allow the installation to proceed. Anyone encountered this problem and successfully overcame this Microsoft mess?










I Have the same problem right now!! i tried lots and lots of options none of them works.
i have encounter lots of videos in youtube havin the same problems and also try their techniques and how to fix the problem and of course also failed..anyone please help me.would b acppreciated.
im running a Asrock g14c-Gs with 775 socket 32bit 2gb ram and 500gb HDD.

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