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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 OEM - CD/DVD Driver Missing

11 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Installing Windows 7 OEM - CD/DVD Driver Missing

I recently purchased a new Sony VAIO. Soon after I then purchased a Samsung SSD, I originally intended on cloning the original VAIO drive but I found this to be more trouble than it was worth as Norton Ghost was having trouble recognising partitions on the original drive and more importantly I wanted to get away from all of the Vaio's bloatware.

So I opted to install a fresh Windows 7 using a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM DVD. I fitted the SSD, got to the Windows 7 install screen, selected my language, the installer progressed for a couple of seconds and then stopped and complained about a missing CD/DVD Driver with the option to browse and select the driver.

I've tried attaching the original drive via USB and selecting numerous drivers from c:\windows\system32\driverstore folder but with no success. I also booted back into the original drive and used Double Driver to backup the DVD driver and then tried to use them during the install. I even ran the installation from a bootable Win 7 USB drive but it still complained about the missing CD/DVD drivers.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated as I'm running out of ideas and hair to pull.


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11 Sep 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Tommy, welcome to Seven Forums!

As a long shot and if you still have a bootable Windows OS, have a look at the tutorial linked below as another option and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows XP Desktop

Though it's more than likely the ISO you acquired for the install as that issue is generaly because of a bad installer and another may sort it for you.
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River

Use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a DVD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify.
ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Sep 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

I've a new Toshiba and encountered a similar problem.

The solution:
Boot into to bios and tell it to treat the usb 3.0 ports as 2.0.

In a second here, I'll shut the laptop down, boot into the bios and see if I can better describe the option I found.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Sep 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Here is the sequence on my laptop:

Boot into BIOS | Power Management tab |
Internal USB3.0 Controller | change to Disabled | F10 to save and exit.

After you've got your system up and running, you can change that setting back to enabled.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Cheers Bare Foot, it looks like I was using a older version of the ISO (pre SP1), the newer one you pointed to worked fine ...until my next brick wall!

The installed looked like it went through smoothly until it finished and the computer restarted to 'No Operating System Found'

I've tried reinstalling both via CD and USB, ensured the system partition was set as active, repaired the startup x3 and followed the steps to restore the MBR. MBR restore was successful and the repair startup reported no problems. Also I've tried starting the computer with internal hdd being the first and all USB's/CD's removed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Finally got it to boot by switching the BIOS setting 'boot mode' from UEFI to Legacy.

Does anyone know if there's any real disadvantage to this?

Marking this as solved now, thanks for your help/quick replies this forum has been such a great reference.
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