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


30 Dec 2009   #1

wish it was windows 7
 
 
A required CD/DVD drive device is missing"

So I have this problem that it would appear heaps of others have:

I have a Kogan Agora pro:
Kogan Agora Netbook PRO - Kogan Technologies Pty Ltd

It does have a sata hdd. I looked through the BIOS but couldn't find any places to change the sata settings to AHCI or raid.

I am trying to install from a usb key (using an ISO I created from an install dvd) but had the same problem with a downloaded iso. Also tried to install using the default language settings (As identified by David76 in another thread) but no luck.

I think it relates to the SATA HDD. I put the drivers for the netbook onto a seperate usb drive which it finds and lists in the box but none of the drivers do anything (hit next it thinks about things for a while then says no new drivers found).

I am really starting to get a bit ticked and regretting my move away from linux. If it wasn't for a few particular programs I use that don't work on linux i would have given up ages ago.

Any help would be hugely appreciated.

Cheers,

J

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30 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello, Welcome!

This has come up millions of times before: let me link you.

Required CD/DVD drive driver is missing during install

Load Driver: Required CD/DVD Drive Device Driver: HELP!

Required CD/DVD driver is missing

and 2,999,997 others. You can find them if you search here.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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30 Dec 2009   #3

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Hi

Where did you get the WINDOWS DRIVERS from?
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30 Dec 2009   #4

wish it was windows 7
 
 

Yeah i've been through all of them as I said in my post.

- Can't find the bios setting to change to AHCI
- Am already trying to install via usb key
- Tried using the drivers using the browse button on the screen but they are saying no new drivers found.

Keep in mind I am installing fresh over top of Linux so can't just run the setup.

If i've missed something in thos posts I apologise but they all seem to say the same things.


EDIT: I gotthe windows drivers from the support site at Kogan. It's a comprehensive vista file for all the hardware on the system.
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30 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Your BIOS should have a setting such as SATA Operation Mode.
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30 Dec 2009   #6

wish it was windows 7
 
 

QUick pic of the only options available in BIOS>


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30 Dec 2009   #7

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30 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Is that the only page it has in the bios? Or one before it?


IDE/ACHI mode should be located at something like:

Integrated Periphials

inside there: SATA Mode

Each board is different depend on bios.
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30 Dec 2009   #9

wish it was windows 7
 
 

This bios I think is a cut down version. Other than that screen it's really only boot order and a security tab.
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30 Dec 2009   #10

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Hi

Can you post a link to your Windows Drivers?
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