Quote: Originally Posted by teenaviator
That didn't work...what now? :\
OK teenaviator, this next information is courtesy of Jonathan_King and Dave76
What to try:
Change the BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI or RAID (if your planning to use RAID).
AHCI is for SATA components, HD, DVD etc.
If AHCI or RAID is set in the BIOS it will install the drivers.
Windows 7 is trying to find IDE drivers for a SATA DVD.
Change the BIOS and try the install again.
Some users have also reported that they solved this problem by deleting the recovery partitions that came with the computer.
If you still have problems with the DVD drive try installing with a USB memory key: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Thanks to Dave76
for the last solution, in this post
If nothing is working, try clearing your CMOS. There is usually an option in the BIOS to reset to defaults, or something along those lines.