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Windows 7: CD/DVD Driver missing on install

26 Aug 2010   #81

win 7 enterprise 64bit

So….I have read through all eight pages and do not see one definitive fix, correct?

I have a standard off-the-shelf HP xw8200. I have not sata or ide optical drives connected, disabled things in the bios that seem to be tied to these two bus types (I’d have to look again to be exact as to the names) and have a bootable usb with the win 7 ent.

I downloaded the ISO and burned it on different media, different speeds….same burner though. I use ImgBurn to extract the ISO and burn it to the dvd.

Currently, I am trying to find drivers for the sata and ide controllers. This machine was not offered with win 7, just vista though.

What the heck.

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09 Nov 2010   #82

windows 7 32bit

Had same issue, resovled after settings CD/DVD Drive as primary boot drive prior to HDD and then start the install. This should fix

Confirm if it works.
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10 Nov 2010   #83

Windows 7 Ultimate

i normally use aspi drivers they do the same thing...
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11 Nov 2010   #84

win 7 enterprise 64bit

Mine was a bad download of the ISO.
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24 Dec 2010   #85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x32
I had this twice

Fist time it was a very old DVD drive I changed the drive then it installed fine, The second time was on a new DVD drive I went into the bios and turned off UDMA then all was good
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05 Jan 2011   #86

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
CD/DVD Driver missing on Installation

I have a Sony VAIO computer model VGN-NR43OE. I had to buy a new SATA HD for it because the technician diagnosed my Laptop needing a new hard drive. This is a SEAgate LP Momentus 500GB SATA 5400 RPM HD. I am installing a clean cut of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. I ran my BIOS after the SATA HD installation. The BIOS recognizes the hard drive, saying 500GB. However, I got off the live chat with a Sony VAIO technician after she gave me the link to download windows 7 Drivers for my Laptop. I downloaded all the drivers for 32bit and 64bit. I tried 50 times today to install them but it seems Windows 7 is wanting a cd/dvd media driver that does not exist.

My problem is updating the HD SATA drive so Windows 7 recognizes its there upon installation so it can format it before installing the OS on it.

If anyone can help me, I would appreciate it very much, my email is Thank you!!
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06 Jan 2011   #87

windows xp
bad disc

I should have updated this thread with my fix a looong time ago.

Get a new win 7 disc with SP1. Pre SP1 discs have problems with too much memory installed and caused all the installations issues I ever had with win 7, including a missing sata dvd drive.
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07 Jan 2011   #88

windows XP Pro SP3

So, I already spent the money for the disk without SP1. Who pays for my new disk? This is clearly Microsoft's problem. I have stayed with XP on older machines. This just shouldn't be this difficult.
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26 Jan 2011   #89

windows 7 ultimate

I had the same problems also.I thought my installation disc is the problem,but when i try to format another laptop,it work fine.

I wont bother to format it from usb.

what i did was,i take out my hard disk,put in external casing,format it,delete all the partitions.and make a new clean install of windows 7.
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26 Jan 2011   #90

windows 7 ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nagalla View Post
Had same issue, resovled after settings CD/DVD Drive as primary boot drive prior to HDD and then start the install. This should fix

Confirm if it works.
Both,works on laptop,wont work on my Desktop.
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