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Windows 7: Win7 32 bit Custom Install to Win7 64 bit - Error (new motherboard)


20 Nov 2011   #1

windows 32 bit - trying for 64 bit
 
 
Win7 32 bit Custom Install to Win7 64 bit - Error (new motherboard)

I recently switched out some hardware and I now have a 64 bit processor, so I'm trying to install Windows 7 64bit through a custom install. Unfortunately I can't even get through the "Collecting Information" step due to this error:

"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 looked for quite some time browsing through forums. I usually never have to make help posts because there are solutions already out there. I've seen this error come up a lot for people, but they either didn't burnt heir disk correctly or didn't have the right drivers installed for their mobo. I'm barely 15 and built this computer myself, so it is likely I screwed up in a few places.

Hardware to notice:

Hard Drives Hitachi - HD725050GLA360
OS
windows 32 bit - trying for 64 bit
CPU i5 2500k Sandy Bridge (OC to 4.2 GHz)
Motherboard MSI P67A-GD65
Memory 8 GB (2 x 4 gb) G-Skill


I do have a PCI-E card to convert my IDE CD/DVD ROM and burner to SATA because my mobo doesn't have an IDE slot... Does it have to do with that driver (I didn't install it yet)

Or is there something else i'm doing wrong? In BIOS I have it set-up to load through the CD/ROM and even my USB. (I have a slow burned DVD of Windows 7 and bootable USB with Windows 7 made on Ubuntu...)

I can feel I'm close to getting this figured out. Thanks in advance.

~Luke


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20 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Do you have a driver for the PCI-E card? If so, install it when you get that message. Nothing to lose and a good install to gain
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20 Nov 2011   #3

windows 32 bit - trying for 64 bit
 
 

the PCI-E card came with a small 80 MM Mini-CD. I don't have a driver for that so I went to the manufacturer's site:
Masscool
Should I just boot up my Windows 7 32bit and install that (the Windows 7 version of the driver) first? then try to "
upgrade" to Windows 7 64?

or do i put the driver on an empty usb? and which driver should i use
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20 Nov 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The MSi P67A-GD65 has a uEFI BIOS.

Try cleaning the HD drive, using the CLEAN in command prompt in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Do not partition or format. Than reboot.

How to install Windows 64 bit with a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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20 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

It's going to have to be on a USB or CD/DVD for the installer to be able to load it. USB would be the easiest. May not even need to be empty but I'm not sure about that. If you can put it on an empty one then definitely do so.

Directions (sort of) in the first post here: When installing: Missing Cd/DVD device driver ("A - Microsoft Answers
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20 Nov 2011   #6

windows 32 bit - trying for 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The MSi P67A-GD65 has a uEFI BIOS.

Try cleaning the HD drive, using the CLEAN in command prompt in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Do not partition or format. Than reboot.

How to install Windows 64 bit with a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
trying this now, thank you. ETC: 2 Hours >_<

Ztruker I will try driver installation if theog's method fails.

thank you both, and ill let you know the outcome when it's done
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20 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I think Theog nailed it. Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
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20 Nov 2011   #8

windows 32 bit - trying for 64 bit
 
 

hmm i cleared my drive and rebooted. i loaded up the [UEFI:Built-in EFI Shell] as my #1 boot option...

when my computer starts it now loads into the UEFI Shell thing....

I get:
{
EFI Shell version 2.00 [4.640]
Current running mode 1.1.2
Device mapping table
blk0 :BlockDevice - Alias (null)
Acpi(PNP0A03,0) /Pci(1F|2)/Ata(Primary,Master)

Press ESC in 1 seconds to skip startup.nsh, any other key to continue
Shell> _
}


I entered help and tried to use the "load" function to load efi\microsoft\boot\cdboot.efi
but I get:
{
"things i entered here" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file
}

then i tried the load function..
{
load efi/askjfghkj/asgkjkl/youget the point
load: File not found - '
efi/askjfghkj/asgkjkl/youget the point'
}


what am i doing wrong?
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20 Nov 2011   #9

windows 32 bit - trying for 64 bit
 
 

oh? YES! i messed around with a few of the shell settings and it worked on the next reboot xD

thank you so much guys for the help! +REP to both
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21 Nov 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Well done.

You are welcome.
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