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Windows 7: installation problems

09 May 2013   #1
rftech

Windows 7 pro
 
 
installation problems

I just put together a computer using Biostar MB A760G M2+. I put in 2 sata hard drives, and a dvdrw with light-scribe and a IDE dvd burner. Where the problem lies is when I have the dvd drive light-scribe as the first drive in the boot order, and try to install Windows 7 Pro (64bit), I get this error message, CD-DVD driver not found, must be installed to continue installation. the CD-DVD drive with light-scribe is a HP 15L Super multi drive CD-DVD with light-scribe. Please help.


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09 May 2013   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Unplug the SATA DVD drive & use the IDE DVD drive to install.
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09 May 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And see if all your drives are detected in the bios.
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10 May 2013   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If both OD's cause the error then it is likely a problem with the installer. Where did you get it?
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11 May 2013   #5
rftech

Windows 7 pro
 
 

The installer, I got from MSDN while I was going to school, I can't re-download the file because I no longer have an account with MSDN. Thank you for the replies, I tried to use the ide drive but it would not boot to that drive, I checked the bio's and everything looked right. I was not sure what to do next, so I jumped into this forum to find out how to proceed.
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11 May 2013   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS: if UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with, or enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module. Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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