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Problem installing Win 7 from USB stick on a notebook

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September 14, 2012 1:25:03 PM

Hy guys, I have a problem installing Win 7 x64 from a bootable USB I made with WinToFlash on a Asus X401A.
I know the stick is bootable because it loads windows files but after I chose language and keyboard and press install it says:
"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now."

I know this is a known problem but I have tried all the solution I could find, Change from USB port 3.0 to 2.0, use Ultra Iso to write Win images to stick (Win 7 32,64, Vista 32,64) but to no avail.

Can someone plzz help me this is getting frustrating :pfff: 

Note: last night when I used WinToFlash for the first time to transfer Win to the stick, instead of copying the files manually after I format the stick, I managed to install Windows but the USB ports didn't work at all, I tried 3 different sticks and nothing and I didn't have any drivers on the HDD and with no way to transfer anything on the notebook I fuleshly decided to reinstall Windows but I ran into the same "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" error.

On top of all of that the previous installation of windows wont boot, it says " windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and Repair your computer from the stick doesn't work.
September 14, 2012 2:08:36 PM

mike_fox said:
Hy guys, I have a problem installing Win 7 x64 from a bootable USB I made with WinToFlash on a Asus X401A.
I know the stick is bootable because it loads windows files but after I chose language and keyboard and press install it says:
"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now."

I know this is a known problem but I have tried all the solution I could find, Change from USB port 3.0 to 2.0, use Ultra Iso to write Win images to stick (Win 7 32,64, Vista 32,64) but to no avail.

Can someone plzz help me this is getting frustrating :pfff: 

Note: last night when I used WinToFlash for the first time to transfer Win to the stick, instead of copying the files manually after I format the stick, I managed to install Windows but the USB ports didn't work at all, I tried 3 different sticks and nothing and I didn't have any drivers on the HDD and with no way to transfer anything on the notebook I fuleshly decided to reinstall Windows but I ran into the same "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" error.

On top of all of that the previous installation of windows wont boot, it says " windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and Repair your computer from the stick doesn't work.



Try the following link:

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vist...

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September 14, 2012 3:32:45 PM

Thanks for the reply but that's the first way I've tried it using the "manual " way with no programs and it doesn't seem to work, I mean I can make a bootable USB stick but somehow after it boot Windows thinks its on a DVD and asks for DVD driver but the notebook doesn't have a DVD drive.
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September 14, 2012 3:48:38 PM

OK so finally after making the USB key like 10 TIMES using different programs and keep changing the USB ports I finally managed to install Win 7 64bit with WinToFlash.

But now I'm back to the old problem of the USB not working, also the SD card reader doesn't work so I have no idea how to install the notebooks drivers.

Can anybody help me?
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September 14, 2012 4:08:26 PM

Check your manufacter's website for any updates your computer may need, and then just search Google for any others for specific programs.
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September 14, 2012 5:08:33 PM

I have the drivers I need to install but how do I get them on the notebook if the USB wont work?
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September 15, 2012 6:23:59 PM

Download them to your Desktop and run them?...
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September 16, 2012 7:41:04 PM

I don't have wireless but anyway I managed to solve the problem using Linux which has no problem recognizing the USBs.
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September 16, 2012 11:36:23 PM

mike_fox said:
I don't have wireless but anyway I managed to solve the problem using Linux which has no problem recognizing the USBs.


Oh, well grats on solving the problem.

I must've of skipped over where you said you didn't have internet ;P
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September 16, 2012 11:40:32 PM

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September 16, 2012 11:40:41 PM

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