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Windows 7: Missing DVD driver during Windows install AND bad hard drive

22 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Missing DVD driver during Windows install AND bad hard drive

I removed the DVD drive in in Sony SA290x some time ago and swapped it for a second hard drive. This worked fine for over 2 years.

Yesterday I was using my laptop without any problems and turned it off. Turning it on again an hour later I got the error "Operating System Not Found".

I took out the main hard drive, connected it to my other computer and found it had a damaged partition. 7-Data was able to recover the files so no problem there, I figured I had identified the problem.

I then tried to reinstall Windows from USB on the other hard drive but got the familiar "DVD driver missing" error during install.
  1. I tested the USB in my other computer and it installed fine so that cant be the problem
  2. I moved the hard drive to my other laptop and installed windows fine but when I transferred it back I got a quick flash of a blue screen then it restarts
  3. Obviously all other hardware is as before
  4. I have tested all other available BIOS settings always with the same result
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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24 Jul 2014   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome WA I am wondering where the media came from on the USB stick?
Sounds like it is corrupted so why not get a fresh copy using this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
see pic
pS I prefer a disk to be honest.

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