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Windows 7: windows 7 says no dvd cd drive detected

31 Oct 2011   #1
jamieb313

non at the mo
 
 
windows 7 says no dvd cd drive detected

hey i have a huge problem ive built my self a pc and some odd reason when i try and install windows 7 it gets to a certain point and says there no cd/dvd installed please install the recommended drivers ...... but its a plug and play dvd rw so am very confused Ive spent past 8 days trying to sort this even try putting vista on but comes up with a hard drive error so just gave up there and then on that ... i know a little about computers but this has stumped me big time

i would really could use ur help guys


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31 Oct 2011   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieb313 View Post
hey i have a huge problem ive built my self a pc and some odd reason when i try and install windows 7 it gets to a certain point and says there no cd/dvd installed please install the recommended drivers ...... but its a plug and play dvd rw so am very confused Ive spent past 8 days trying to sort this even try putting vista on but comes up with a hard drive error so just gave up there and then on that ... i know a little about computers but this has stumped me big time

i would really could use ur help guys
See if you can play a CD in the drive. That will tell you if it works. == Does it show up in Disk Management?
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31 Oct 2011   #3
jamieb313

non at the mo
 
 

the comp reads it as there is one gets so far says there no dvd drive i just plugged in the hard drive into the ide slot with a single ide cable insted the double and run the hard drive fine like that but once i use the double ide cable it goes strange could be because am useing 1 ide slot for them both?
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31 Oct 2011   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If it's detected in BIOS then it's more likely the installer ISO integrity or burn..

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself?

Confirm ISO or download another, burn to DVD using ImgBUrn at 4x speed.

Next write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu - boot under USB, Removable or HD's. If it errors same, unplug DVD drive.

Reset CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS
While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.
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31 Oct 2011   #5
jamieb313

non at the mo
 
 

aye burn the iso my self

ive made 7 copys go figure but try it at 4x now get back u mate

i try the the new cd no luck aad reset of the bois nuthing as well ii wll have try the flash drive tomorrow would use suggest getting a new dvd drive a sata one? insted of a ide one?
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31 Oct 2011   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have a DVD drive and is it detected in BIOS setup?

If so, are you setting it first in order to boot? Does it give the prompt to "Press any key to boot DVD?"

Follow these steps: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
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01 Nov 2011   #7
jamieb313

non at the mo
 
 

ye it reads the disk gets so far then says there no dvd drive
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01 Nov 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieb313 View Post
the comp reads it as there is one gets so far says there no dvd drive i just plugged in the hard drive into the ide slot with a single ide cable insted the double and run the hard drive fine like that but once i use the double ide cable it goes strange could be because am useing 1 ide slot for them both?
Sounds like you have set both drives to MASTER. Check the jumpers.
When using one cable, DVD drive needs to be the SLAVE & the HD drive MASTER.
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01 Nov 2011   #9
jamieb313

non at the mo
 
 

ok ill give that a try mate
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01 Nov 2011   #10
jamieb313

non at the mo
 
 

theog that done the trick works now thanks guys for all ur help
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