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Windows 7: Missing CD/DVD Driver when installing Win7

04 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Missing CD/DVD Driver when installing Win7

Hi Everyone,

I've been searching forums for over 3 days looking for something that works... so far nothing.

I have an HP Pavillion DV6500 laptop with CD drive model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20L ATA Device.
I had Windows 7 64bit installed on it before and it worked great..

I wanted to do a clean system restore due to an issue with my graphics card driver. When I tried that, it told me that there is a missing CD/DVD driver. I ended up restoring to Vista 32bit but I still want Windows 7 64bit.

I already tried burning the iso at a slower speed. Didn't work.
Tried putting the iso on a usb drive. Still getting the same error.
Tried the regedit fix where you delete the lowerfilter. Didn't work.

Please help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2011   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Normally if you are connected to the internet via hard wired ethernet connection during the install, Windows 7 install/update will find almost all drivers needed for the install.
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04 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I'm going from 32bit to 64bit so I'm doing this before windows even boots up... does it still connect to the internet at that point?
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04 Jun 2011   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Of all the desktop computers I have installed, it connects with the boot up of the Windows 7 DVD
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04 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

That too did not work...=(
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04 Jun 2011   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Looks like I have that same DVD drive, it did not need drivers during the Windows 7 install.


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04 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I've never had an issue with this before.... I had Windows 7 even during the beta period and never had problems with it.... not sure why i'm having an issue now....it's driving me crazy.

Can it be that I need to update the IDE driver? if so where do I find it.... not sure if this helps or not but I have an Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS graphics card....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2011   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Since you are basically doing a clean install to x64, try looking at this tutorial to optimize your HD

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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04 Jun 2011   #9

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

Insert the DVD into the drive, then reboot, and install. Doesn't this work?
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04 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post
Insert the DVD into the drive, then reboot, and install. Doesn't this work?
unfortunately that doesn't work...
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