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A required device is missing. Windows 7 Install Compaq Presario M2105us

Last response: in Windows 7
March 29, 2011 4:47:41 AM


I'm stuck at a screen installing windows 7 where it says "a required cd/dvd drive device is missing." when i'm trying to install windows 7. I can't see a hdd to select to install windows on.

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March 29, 2011 5:20:28 PM

This is typical of when a specific driver is needed for the IDE/SATA/RAID controller that Windows doesn't have a stock driver for. With your system, that should not be the case.

Check these things. Go into your BIOS and make sure your IDE controller is not set to RAID (I can't imagine this is the case at all).

Also, are you using on OEM or retail version of Windows 7? Did you get from a box/packaging or did you download from somewhere? If downloaded (and I assume legitimately) you may need to re-burn your DVD to get a clean image (burn at the lowest possible speed and verify).

Good luck!
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