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Windows 7: MSI motherboard won't read anything, no usb no DVD drive

08 Feb 2017   #1
Ozworkyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
MSI motherboard won't read anything, no usb no DVD drive

Hey first time poster here. So, after some trying to access msi's website with my phone which isn't the greatest I thought I'd search for another site to ask this on. I recently built a brand new computer because my old motherboard said dram problem and blinked red, wouldn't boot/turn-over. Not the main reason for buying a new system but it was satisfying. Above all else I bought an MSI Z170 A mobo and a shiny new 2TB drive to install everything on.

Long story short I poured over bios options to finally discern that my usb and DVD/cd drive (just 1 drive here, does everything) doesn't read. No keyboard, using a PS/2, mouse works though. Can't read any discs except cds that I've burned with data on them, no msi motherboard drivers etc. What is happening?


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08 Feb 2017   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Shame you didn`t buy a ssd instead, you could have bought another storage drive later, as you already have a 500 GB and a 1 TB.


Either your install dvd is bad or your dvd drive is bad.

I would download a fresh iso file to create a new install dvd.

Make sure your keyboard is plugged into a black usb 2.0 port.

I had no issues at all installing W7 on my Asus Z170 using a dvd.

You can use this link to download a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 Iso file, and no way should you be using 32 bit, you have 16 GB of memory.

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
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09 Feb 2017   #3
Ozworkyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm thinking make it a bootable CD since my usb doesn't work either? I'm unsure of how to use that....I mean I know there's tools out there to make bootable discs.

Also you think it's my drives themselves? I'll see if I can get my hands on a new one this one is back from my 2011 build
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09 Feb 2017   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Please, it`s not a CD, it`s a DVD, Windows 7 does not fit on a CD
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09 Feb 2017   #5
Ozworkyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oops, yeah lol. Thank you. Also, friend suggested tonight that it's maybe a bad mobo and there's no reason it wouldn't read usb 2.0 thumb drives....hoping to not have to blow cash tomorrow on something that might not need replacing....
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09 Feb 2017   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, as long as you have a good Iso file you can create an install usb stick with Rufus. Plug it into a black usb 2.0 port.

You don`t have to change the boot order in the Bios either, just use the one time boot menu to choose from the usb stick 1 time.

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

And as I said, install 64 bit, not 32 bit.
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09 Feb 2017   #7
Ozworkyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm deciding to RMA the motherboard, usb 2.0 not working, plus buying a new CD/DVD drive so pc will finally read the mobo drivers discs. I guess this is solved. Thanks for everyone's help
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09 Feb 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I's NOT the motherboard.
New skylake and kabylake MoBos comes with chipsets that has only USB 3.
Win 7 doesn't have USB 3 drives. Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
MSI, Asus, Gigabyte and others have an application to install USB 3 drives to the Win 7 installation disk.
Go to MSI site and download the application (it's probably also on the CD that came with the MB)
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09 Feb 2017   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s not true, his board has 2 usb 2.0 ports.

His keyboard should work all the way through the install, but of course he needs a fully functioning dvd drive, that goes without saying.

MSI calls the software Smart Tool, with that you can create a usb installer with integrated usb 3.0 drivers, if you have an install dvd or iso file.

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Z170-A PRO | MSI USA | Motherboard - The world leader in motherboard design

This is a Z170-A Pro, not exactly sure what he has.


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09 Feb 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Brian, on my Z170 MB, the USB 2 uses the USB 3 drivers as I tried to install Win 7 using the back USB 2 and they didn't work.
Once the USB 3 drivers were added to the Win 7 installation disk, they did work.
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