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Windows 7: I cannot install windows 7 RC

01 Aug 2009   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are going to use the Vista dvd as in that link, try using the command line to run setup .exe inside the Sources folder on the 7 install media.

PC does not boot from W7 setup DVD

I assume you already looked in Bios and changed the disk controller from AHCI to ATA ?

Also worth unplugging any external drives.

Hope it helps.


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01 Aug 2009   #12
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AkkeDaBest View Post
Hi all you guyz!

Now I've tried to install windows 7 RC (7100.0.090421-1700) on my acer aspire 5920G for the last 4 days, i have tried burning cd, making bootable usb drive, installing ALL new drivers (provided by acer), flashed BIOS and manually offered every single driver my laptop uses but still no luck!

The error I get occurs when I have done this {
1. Inserted DVD/USB
2. Booted from the one inserted
3. Chosen language
4. Clicked install
};

The error message is this:
Code:
A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing. 
If you have a floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive, please insert it now.
Very, very interesting! I booted from the DVD drive and I get this message, it must have been driven by magic when it first booted up. I get the same message even if I boot from the USB drive.

You might be interested in my current boot settings - Vista x32 Home premium, Vista x64 Ultimate (Unactivated, expired) and Ubuntu(on the buffalo external).

Do any one of you have a solution (trust me, I have searched the whole internet for a solution)
1. First thing I recommend is FORMAT the Partition where the Vista x64 is.
2. leave the external HDD out.
3. If your DVD is sata. you will have to use F6 and install a Driver for the SATA DVD if your booting from a Bootable Win7 DVD.
4. If you want to upgrade Vista then insert the DVD after your booted to Vista and then upgrade or chose custom and install Win7 on a different partition. (called Dual Boot).
Quote:
The error message is this:

Code:
A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing. If you have a floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive, please insert it now.
MANY SYSTEMS DO NOT HAVE SATA DRIVERS, if your using a NEW DVD for Win 7.
ADD THE REQUIRED DRIVERS to USB drive or Floppy Drive or CD. and when ask click Add Drivers.
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01 Aug 2009   #13
AkkeDaBest

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have installed the lastest SATA drivers, chipset etc. In BIOS i have changed AHCI to IDE (NO ATA EXISTS) and, I have tried to supply the driver at when it lets me browse for the missing driver and it just wont eat it.

Burning WinVista 64 on my dvd-rw...
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01 Aug 2009   #14
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AkkeDaBest View Post
I have installed the lastest SATA drivers, chipset etc. In BIOS i have changed AHCI to IDE (NO ATA EXISTS) and, I have tried to supply the driver at when it lets me browse for the missing driver and it just wont eat it.

Burning WinVista 64 on my dvd-rw...
I would not recommend AHCI to IDE. My Acer does not like that.
I have it set to AHCI (NO RAID).
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01 Aug 2009   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Keep us posted Akke.
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01 Aug 2009   #16
AkkeDaBest

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, I tried once, when it didn't work -> back to AHCI
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01 Aug 2009   #17
AkkeDaBest

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Mind subscribing to this thread?
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01 Aug 2009   #18
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AkkeDaBest View Post
Mind subscribing to this thread?
who since im subscribed to all the threads i post in.
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01 Aug 2009   #19
AkkeDaBest

Windows 7 x64
 
 

OK lol gonna do the winvista DVD boot now
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01 Aug 2009   #20
BigFanWin7

Nothing D:
 
 

....?
I guess no one has a solution for my problem so they decide to put a new on in there?
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