New to this forum, but read a lot of information off here, but none has helped me as yet. Probably due to the almost infinte variables between computer parts and software.
My problem is the "no cd/dvd Drive Device driver
" on a clean install of windows 7 ulitimate x64.
So I'll give you all a little information on what I'm hoping to achieve and as much info as is possible.
My aim is to install x64 version of windows 7 on my new 500gb sata hdd so I don't have to delete 1000's of pictures or gb's of music from my "old hdd" and make the most of my 16gb RAM with a system that will use it.
I am currently running Windows 7 ultimate x86, all genuine and legit, no problems what so ever, apart from I have 16GBs of RAM which only 3gb is usable because it's a x86 system.
I decided to upgrade (not from inside x86, via clean install) to the x64 version of windows 7 ultimate.
I checked that my computer was compatible with the methods shown (performance and tools info) And it checked out that I was able to run a x64 os on my machine.
I downloaded the .iso and the Windows7 usb/dvd download tool to make a proper bootable disk in windows (on a x32 machine, no idea if this means a thing)
I first tried to install from a normally burnt dvd at various speeds (from x16-x2 and made sure they were finalised)
I have also downloaded the .iso file from Digital River + torrent (just to check)
I have around 7 disks that don't boot, and one which does aswell as the standard x32 retail one which works perfectly.
---------boot disks that don't work were normally burn dvds (all speeds I tried). The one that did boot was made in the windows program for making a dvd install disk.
So I'm quite sure it's not the disk at fault.
It does makes me wonder if it is even possible to upgrade to a x64 system from a x32 setup?
I have downloaded the newest (what I can tell) Drivers
from amd for the sata Raid controller (ahcix64s.sys+11-2_win7_32-64_raid.exe)
from here Download driver to use Hard Disk Sentinel
Go into bios change boot sequence to dvd-rom (insert win7x64 install disk)
press any key to boot from cd or dvd...
language selection and region
Problem "cd/dvd drive device drivers missing. If you have them on cd/dvd/usb ....etc.."
No matter which drivers I point at the system somes back with "no new devices found"
I have followed a lot of advice on here and booted from the dvd to the set up (changed bios sata mode to AHCI, RAID, IDE modes and tried with them all with no luck. I always end up after the language selection on "collecting information" trying to point the system at a driver
I do not own a flash drive (4gb) to put the install on, and have no other idea on what I may need to do.
So some people with any knowledge of this that could possibly give me some ways to progress would be awesome.
Thank you all very much for reading and thank you in advance if you try to help me solve this problem.
my computer specs are:
CPU: amd athlon II x3 460)
Ram: 16gb (4x4gb) corsair xms3 1033 quad channel
dvd drive: tsstcorp cd/dvdw ts-h552l
hdd's: seagate 320gb (unused in install)
seagate 500gb st50423as (formatted and fresh for install)
GPU: nvidia geforce gt9600
Os: Windows 7 ulitmate x32.
(any other information can be given on request)