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Windows 7: CD/DVD drivers not found

11 Jan 2011   #1

xp 32x
 
 
CD/DVD drivers not found

I'll rundown my symptom, list my system and then list the solutions i've tried so far - unsuccsefully. I've already been pretty resourceful, and yet...

Any help is appreciated

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PRObLEM

Insert bootable dvd (which works on my other system, so its not the disk), bootloader initializes, first screen is the language selection screen. Following screen is simply 'install' button - I click 'install' and after a bit of loading get the message:

"No device drivers were found. Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers..." pointing to a cd/dvd drive.

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CURRENT SETUP

Asus P5B
Intel E6400 Core 2 Duo 2.13ghz
4GB's (4x1sticks) Corsair DDR2 5300 (667mhz)
SATA TSSTCorp (samsung) CD/DVD SH 223L (originaly ran into this on an older IDE TSST...upgraded)
SATA Seagate 350GB HD (50GB OS partition - running XP currently)
SATA Seagate 500GB HD
Geforce GT 220
Sparkle 400w PSW

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SO FAR...

0) Scoured forums, harassed friends
1) Updated to most current Bios
2) Looked for new CD/DVD drivers (no such thing, just firmware updates available)
3) Tried as many SATA/IDE variations in Bios as I could think of until I don't know what I've tried anymore
4) Swapped my old IDE drive for a brand new SATA drive
5) retried all SATA / AHCI varations in bios
6) Tried loading (while in Windows 7 bootloader) most current Jmicron SATA/RAID controller drivers
7) Started banging head against desk
8) Looking at USB boot as last option

My understanding of the problem WAS that it was a conflict of host controller types ie SATA / IDE / AHCI (I am not an expert on these things), and I was originally confident that a all SATA system / Bios would solve it. I've just today discovered talk of windows 7 bootloader as simply identifiying another component as a optical drive and getting stuck on it - the solution being to pull out all unecessary components and work up from there (the only thing I could pull out at this point would be the slaved 500gb, 3 sticks of ram and my wireless card...which I seriously doubt would generate this symptom, but whoooo knows). I have also heard PLENTY of talk that it's a bad disk, bad burn, burnt too fast, and yet this disk has worked on another system.

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MY HOPE

is for the magical bios combination that I haven't hit. I don't know bios settings beyond the basics. if someone has a grasp of my issue, I'm all ears. I've been at this for like a week


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11 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I need some clarification... Are we talking about a Windows 7 disc?
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11 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi, I have the exact same problem. If you come to a solution could you please pm me.
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11 Jan 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) Are you dual booting XP & Windows 7?

2) Are you over installing a 32bit XP with Windows 7 64bit?
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11 Jan 2011   #5

xp 32x
 
 

given it's a windows 7 forum, i was hoping i didnt need to specify what disc im installing

@ jelyman: yes, windows 7 dvd, it's a slipstreamed version that holds 32x and 64x version.

@theog: i am not trying to set up a dual boot - but i do have xp already installed (as a 50g partition) on the drive that i'm hoping to format over with the Windows 7 install. im hoping to install 64x, but i have been unable to get so far as to select that option, as i am immediately blocked by the drivers requirement.
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11 Jan 2011   #6

xp 32x
 
 

i wonder if there is something to do with the xp Os already sitting on the HD that is making windows 7 think there is an optical drive there without drivers, for which it can find none... i have daemon tools installed, which boots up with windows.... but thats stretching it no?

I'll try and get a photo posted of my drive setup as windows 7 install sees it.
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11 Jan 2011   #7

xp 32x
 
 

@theog: i just read # 2) closer --> YES
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11 Jan 2011   #8

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Can't install a 64bit on top of a 32bit. You need to wipe the drive clean then install Win 7.
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11 Jan 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arick View Post
@theog: i just read # 2) closer --> YES
You need to clean your HD.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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11 Jan 2011   #10

xp 32x
 
 

I knew it would be something stupid simple like that.

Before I go ahead on this though....why would it be giving me this error even before i've selected 32x or 64x as my install option?
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