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Windows 7: Required CD/DVD drive driver is missing during install

24 Oct 2009   #1

vista home basic
Required CD/DVD drive driver is missing during install

When I try to install Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop, I get to step number 4, but when I click install I get an error saying that a required CD/DVD drive driver is missing. I know that I have the most current drivers and that my DVD drive/driver is supposed to be supported by Windows 7. Do you know what the problem could be? Is it possible that my installation DVD is messed up?

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24 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult

Welcome to Seven Forums, cshett.

This has appeared a number of times, sometimes caused by a bad DVD burn. Here are some thoughts and links here that discuss it and how to solve it:

1. Boot and run install from a USB memory stick. Here's a good tutorial on how to make a bootable USB drive - USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

2. Re-burn DVD at slowest speed.

3. Check the assignment of the DVD drive. Don't use "cable select" jumper setup, switch from master to slave for the reader (or vice-versa)

4. Try Microsoft KB solution 314060 - Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

5. Get latest drivers for your IDE drives


Required CD/DVD driver is missing

Missing CD/DVD Driver Workaround that works!
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16 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional

I think I figured it out. On my Eee PC 1018p NetBook, I tried doing all the mentioned methods and this is what orked:

Use the USB 2.0 slots instead of the USB 3.0!

It was that simple, I am using the USB key method mentioned everywhere, but a USB CD drive should work as well.

Good Luck!
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