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Windows 7: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.


30 Apr 2011   #1
mzc

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.

hello people,

i have the same problem with "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.

Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step."

i have a dell mini 10 (1012) & it doesn't have a dvd drive. i have Windows 7 home premium (upgraded from starter). i made a bootable usb stick (downloaded iso file from mintywhite & then made the bootable stick). that process worked fine.

when i try to do the re-install, however, get the message noted above. i've spent days trying to sort this out & am going crazy. i read on another post to 'disable the raid function in bios'. IF i need to do that - could someone please tell me how? also, after i (hopefully) can do the re-install, do i need to enable the raid function again?

i also tried downloading ALL my dell drivers & tried the re-install with them on another flash drive stuck in the machine.

please help. PLEASE!!!

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30 Apr 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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30 Apr 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

How do you plan to activate Windows 7?

Are you aware you can insert higher version Product Key into Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade to unlock the higher version features? Just type Anytime into Start Search box.

Confirm the ISO integrity by checking it's HASH against official Windows 7 HASH.

Easiest method for writing ISO to stick is Ultra ISO trial version: On File Open ISO, on Bootable Write Disk Image, Format, Write.
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