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.