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Windows 7: "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing"

28 Dec 2009   #21
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

I fixed this part of my problem following gregrocker's device. Go here and select your motherboard type. Unzip/extract the files onto an external hard drive or USB flash drive or a disc. The less files/folders on the disc, the easier it will be to find.

This worked for me in solving the first part of my problem.

Sorry, I didn't really elaborate on this. Insert your method of transferring the driver, browse for the file, choose the drive that has the drivers on it, select the driver, then next.


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28 Dec 2009   #22
heis109

Currently XP - Trying to UPG to 7
 
 

I can try! The only prompt I recieve is "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing"...etc. I'm not even sure what driver it wants.

I'll be back as soon as I get done testing this. If this doesn't work I'll go back to the vLite idea.

Once again, can't thank you enough for sticking with me here...hah.
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28 Dec 2009   #23
gregrocker

 

Thanks for reminding me jradicle11 since it was your similar case that got the drivers in.

I was thinking it was this case, then you appear. Very cool.

How was the NVidia SATA driver marked, do you remember?
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28 Dec 2009   #24
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heis109 View Post
Same result

Looks like I need to borrow/buy a flash drive.
You can pick one up at Walmart for a tenner. Handy little trinkets to have around ...
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28 Dec 2009   #25
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Sorry, the driver you're looking for is the SATA ACHI controller I believe.

Yea, gregrocker, I'm just passing on your info to others now .
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28 Dec 2009   #26
heis109

Currently XP - Trying to UPG to 7
 
 

any idea what the file name im looking for could be? my driver is the 15.45_nforce_winxp_international_whql.exe, and when i open it with WinRAR i cant find any ahci controllers whatsoever. there's an IDE folder with IDE and RAID drivers...sorry for the ignorance here.
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28 Dec 2009   #27
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

You should be able to run the .exe and it will prompt you for a location to extract the files to. When it does that, set the location to the USB drive or whatever you're using to transfer. It should extract them there.
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28 Dec 2009   #28
heis109

Currently XP - Trying to UPG to 7
 
 

thanks! doing that now...
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28 Dec 2009   #29
heis109

Currently XP - Trying to UPG to 7
 
 

I'm not sure how I'm getting this wrong...So I run the installer, it asks me "Where would you like to save your files?" And I select D:\ (with my blank DVD+R in) and I get an error message with no message. Just a blank box with a red X and the title NVIDIA Windows XP nForce Drivers. What am I doing wrong?
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28 Dec 2009   #30
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Oh, my apologies. I was under the assumption that you were using a USB drive.
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