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Windows 7: "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing..."

23 Aug 2015   #1
redbaron12

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing..."

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on this device which says it supports Windows 7: Gizmo 2 | GizmoSphere

Apparently their support is nonexistent so I'm forced to ask this here instead.

This is the error I'm getting which prevents me from continuing with the installation:


What does it mean exactly and what can be done?

As you can see from the link this is a single board PC like the Intel NUC and does not have any CD/DVD drive device.

The ISO was ''burned'' to a micro SD card with the official Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and inserted to the device's micro SD card slot. And then again to a USB stick. Both give this error. Trying on my notebook and desktop I don't get that error.


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23 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You don't really say what type of hard drive you have connected to this board to install windows on

I would imagine the installer is not seeing the hdd to install on thus the driver message.
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23 Aug 2015   #3
redbaron12

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

There is no HDD, only SD card and USB stick.
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23 Aug 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
All I see is you've made 2 bootable devices to install win-7 with/ a sd card = "not sure how you managed that one" and a flash drive :/

That I know of you need to install it from the bootable media to something = another flash drive or traditional hdd or ssd connected to the sata on the board.
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23 Aug 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I did Google the mobo and read there is a sata to usb adaptor but what is the point really ?
If it connects to sata port on the mobo why not connect a real device such as a hdd or ssd to it :/
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23 Aug 2015   #6
redbaron12

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

SSD adds weight to the device and will need to buy one.

It seems like Windows 7 just doesnt install on anything but SSD/HDD. I did try having another flash/SD plugged while installing. Maybe thats the case?
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23 Aug 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sorry Mike I removed my last post because some might think it was to harsh.

I will just say, I know little about Gizmo 2 | GizmoSphere and leave it at that.
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23 Aug 2015   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Supported operating systems is pretty limited,

"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing..."-2015-08-23_15h34_50.png

http://www.gizmosphere.org/wp-conten...Guide-2015.pdf

Win 7 has an embedded version, they have a free trial if you feel like tinkering,

https://www.microsoft.com/windowsemb...tandard-7.aspx


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23 Aug 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No problem LBB I didn't see anything wrong with the post it was a good question worth reiterating

Just how much weight would a 2.5 hdd or ssd create = not much worth worrying about

But you are correct a device win-7 is installed on has to be connected to a sata port on the board not a usb = not easily and reliably anyway.

This board in question is really designed for Linux not windows.
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23 Aug 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No HDD or SSD ? Where do you expect to install windows ?

That message is always brought on by a bad burn to the installer, whether it be a usb stick, a dvd or a sd card.

Confirm the iso file and use this program to burn to stick, it never fails.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB
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