Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 Enterprise on new Dell Precisions CD/DVD Driver errors

09 Aug 2016   #1

Windows 7 enterprise
Windows 7 Enterprise on new Dell Precisions CD/DVD Driver errors

I'm an IT new guy, and I am attempting to install Windows 7 Enterprise on 3 new Dell Precision 3510 laptops via USB on account of our PXE boot image servers currently not loading task sequences. I have an image I pulled from our archives and created a bootable USB drive. I make it past the language selection screen and get the CD/DVD driver missing error. I have already edited the boot.wim and install.wim files to include the correct USB 3.0 drivers, both manually and with a handy tool called NTLite. NTLite shows the drivers as found for all USB devices. The problem persists and I'm at a loss as to where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated!
Some additional info that might help:
-The BIOS has no option to disable USB 3.0
-The USB drive is fancy and has a light, which lights at boot, during the "Windows loading files" screen, etc. BUT stops lighting after the error
-I've tired switching USB ports before and in between the errors
-I've tried a docking station to force USB 2.0
-No optical drive, can't boot to SD card, no external optical drive handy (would be USB anyway)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2016   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

Hi NewGuy,
Most new Laptops that came with Win 10 aren't able to have Win 7 installed.
If the Laptop BIOS don't have a option OS=Other, you probably wont be able to install Win 7 on it.
For creating a Win 7 installation disk for new MB, read my tutorial Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2016   #3

Windows 7 HP 64

Read this similar treat:
Windows 7 Installation Errors (0xc0000428)

On BIOS, it is important to disable Fast boot and enable Lunch CSM.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows 7 Enterprise on new Dell Precisions CD/DVD Driver errors

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot return from Hibernation on Dell 5510 Windows Enterprise 64x
Hello, I own a new Dell 5510, and i simply cannot return from Hibernation. I'll provide as much information as i can, i assume you'll ask questions and guide me to do things so i will answer and add them to the main post to save others the trouble of going through everything. I suspect the...
Hardware & Devices
Restoring Dell Vostro running Windows 7 Enterprise to factory settings
Hi All, So I have a little bit of a problem that I've tried to fix myself but got nowhere. I was given a Dell Vostro 220 running Windows 7 Enterprise (I assume 64bit) that has university settings all over it. Basically, I can't log in because I would need a university account and would have to...
Backup and Restore
BSOD - Dell Latitude E7440 (Win8.1 Enterprise)
Hi everyone, thanks for any guidance you can give on my BSOD issue. The system is a Dell Latitude E7440 notebook and I'm using a PR02X docking station connected to two Dell 24" monitors via DVI. Please see the attached DM Log Collector zip. I've been trying my best to isolate the cause of the...
BSOD Help and Support
Chain of Driver Errors (GPU, .NET framework) and Other System Errors.
Hey, prepare for a big post. So first of I will begin with the previous issue I had and story that went along with it to give you some background info. I was away for all of December in Japan and when I come back home to my computer (working at the moment) it was having some issues with the RAM...
Windows Repair Errors with Dell Inspiron 15R
I'm working on a friend's Dell laptop that never gets past the Windows startup screen. I asked her if she installed any new software or drivers and of course she didn't know. My feeling is that the master boot record has become corrupted, but I can't even get to safe mode command prompt. When...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:17.
Twitter Facebook