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Windows 7: 1st Build - Major help needed

01 Jan 2014   #111
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well I'm back.
I got the Asrock board installed. I don't think I annihilated anything in the process.
I'm 99% sure my SATA DVD is fried. The giga BIOS and this BIOS will not boot to it.
I'm using my friends USB DVD.
I did the suggestions in the tutorial for aligning / optimizing SSDs but when I go to install I get "a required CD/DVD device driver is missing'.

The last time this happened to me I burned a new ISO and installed successfully (my laptop). However, this time I'm using an actual retail upgrade Win7 pro disc.

Boot is USB DVD then SSD (not uefi). The BIOS sees the SSD and Win did see it when I shift f10'd and did the clean/partition/format/active dance.

The SSD had to be switched to AHCI in the BIOS.

I do not see any place to see the boot to legacy only but in the boot order the SSD and DVD are not UEFI.

WTH. Do I need to extract the AHCI drivers to a USB and try that?

EDIT: I did not think about changing the BIOS to AHCI until I started to install windows. So the clean/partition thing was done while the BIOS was set to IDE for the SSD. I don't know if that makes a difference or not.


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01 Jan 2014   #112
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

It is best to have AHCI for SSD's. You can change from IDE to AHCI after installation of Windows by referring to this Microsoft website.
Error message occurs after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive
There is a Mr Fixit file that you can download & run from within Windows. Read all the directions & follow them exactly. I have used it & I found it worked perfectly
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01 Jan 2014   #113
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, I was not clear.

I am trying to install windows and after I go to CMD to align the SSD I cannot get back 'A required Cd/DVD driver is required'.
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02 Jan 2014   #114
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Sorry, I was not clear.

I am trying to install windows and after I go to CMD to align the SSD I cannot get back 'A required Cd/DVD driver is required'.
Sorry I had the wrong impression. It looks like you will have to invest in another DVD unit. When you have installed it check your BIOS settings to see that it is recognised & set as the first boot option. Also check that your SSD is recognised & is the only hard drive installed at this time.
Reset the SATA from IDE to AHCI save all the settings & exit. Install the Windows 7 installation disc & shut down the computer. Then restart & it should commence the installation. When installing, Windows will recognise the SSD & set the alignment correctly.
Hope this helps.
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02 Jan 2014   #115
gregrocker

 

The error often means a bad installer. Start over with the installer provided for your licensed version in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 burned to DVD or flash stick using the tool in Step 2. Everything compiled there will also help you get and keep a perfect install, even for retail.
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02 Jan 2014   #116
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
I'm using my friends USB DVD.
That message "a required CD/DVD device driver is missing" can occur in a system with a UEFI Bios and you are trying to boot from an unsupported device for the boot mode you are in.

To boot from a USB device I have found that the device must be plugged into a USB 2 port. If I try and plug a USB installation stick into a USB 3 port I get that message. The reason is that my system board has a separate Asmedia USB3 controller and that controller is not native to the UEFI/BIOS. It only works in Windows using the ASmedia Drivers. To boot in UEFI you must use the native USB ports.
So try the install with the USB DVD in a USB 2 port.

Also, reset your Optimized Defaults in UEFI/BIOS before starting a new attempt. Leave everything at defaults except the SATA mode. If you need to, change that to AHCI.
But if you have a newer system with UEFI BIOS then the mode should be AHCI by default.
EDIT: Your board has IDE as Default. You have to change it to AHCI for SSD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Boot is USB DVD then SSD (not uefi). I do not see any place to see the boot to legacy only but in the boot order the SSD and DVD are not UEFI.
A UEFI will boot a UEFI install media natively. There is no need to make any changes to the UEFI settings to do so. The system is either UEFI or it is not. The install media is either UEFI or it is not.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Do I need to extract the AHCI drivers to a USB and try that?
No. All drivers needed are in Windows 7.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
EDIT: I did not think about changing the BIOS to AHCI until I started to install windows. So the clean/partition thing was done while the BIOS was set to IDE for the SSD. I don't know if that makes a difference or not.
No difference. It is only important to make the settings change before installing Windows 7.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
I'm 99% sure my SATA DVD is fried. The giga BIOS and this BIOS will not boot to it.
Do you have a Live CD? You can download a UBUNTU iso file and burn it to a CD and then try and boot UBUNTU to see if the DVD is working. If you disconnect the SSD and all other hard drives it will make the test more definitive.
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02 Jan 2014   #117
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Is this your motherboard?
ASRock > A75M-ITX
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02 Jan 2014   #118
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Sorry, I was not clear.

I am trying to install windows and after I go to CMD to align the SSD I cannot get back 'A required Cd/DVD driver is required'.
Sorry I had the wrong impression. It looks like you will have to invest in another DVD unit. When you have installed it check your BIOS settings to see that it is recognised & set as the first boot option. Also check that your SSD is recognised & is the only hard drive installed at this time.
Reset the SATA from IDE to AHCI save all the settings & exit. Install the Windows 7 installation disc & shut down the computer. Then restart & it should commence the installation. When installing, Windows will recognise the SSD & set the alignment correctly.
Hope this helps.
I am not clear.
I have 2 DVD devices. The SATA, PC powered DVD is most def hosed. The USB, wall outlet powered, DVD works fine. It wants to load windows and its been used fairly recently.
I have done everything you said to do and the BIOS sees everything and the boot order is OK.
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02 Jan 2014   #119
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Is this your motherboard?
ASRock > A75M-ITX
ASRock > A75 Pro4-M
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02 Jan 2014   #120
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
I am not clear.
I have 2 DVD devices. The SATA, PC powered DVD is most def hosed. The USB, wall outlet powered, DVD works fine. It wants to load windows and its been used fairly recently.
I have done everything you said to do and the BIOS sees everything and the boot order is OK.
"It wants to load Windows". I am not clear on that. It sounds like your problem is solved.

Do you mean: "It starts to load windows but I am still getting the error message"?

Even after resetting defaults and switching to a USB 2 port?
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