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Windows 7: Window & installation cannot find CD/dvdrom drive

23 Oct 2009   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pandalove View Post
is it asking for drivers because it is detecting my window xp ?

if i were to partition the harddrive so it doesn't have any OS on it .. and then boot up window 7 installation .. would it by pass this problem?
Panda, I have seen successful installations by putting the installation on a partition on C:\ drive.
However the boot priority needs to be changed to the partition as the installation needs to boot first.

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17 Jun 2010   #12


i had the same problem..
tried a lot of solutions fromm a lot of diff site
only solution i found was to replace the dvd rom with a new one
it immediately deteced the new rom as new hardware foun
i tried to install my old rom on another xp laptop but it didnt work
what surprises me is that i loaded windows 7 from the same dvd rom b4 it stopped workin
wonder if it is a win7 prob...
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18 Jun 2010   #13

Windows 7 & XP

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18 Jun 2010   #14

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

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 Window & installation cannot find CD/dvdrom drive

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