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

31 Dec 2009   #31
perjac

wish it was windows 7
 
 

OK the imgburn I have done before which gives me the driver missing error. Same happened with the downloaded ISO.

I will give the win2flash a go now.


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31 Dec 2009   #32
perjac

wish it was windows 7
 
 

ok did the win2flash, followed through exactly as per the video and worked great. Right up to the same require cd/dvd device driver.

AAAARRRGHGHHH.

I always end up having issues when installing windows.
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31 Dec 2009   #33
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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Hi

Where did you get your Win7 DVD & licence from?
from a computer store in the area. i followed the oem licensing requirements for it.
Hi

Use your New DVD you have to make your USB stick.
Using method 2.
You can add your drivers to the stick also.

What step in this tutorial do you get to?
Clean Install Windows 7

How to Remove Linux and Install Windows XP

Have you set your HD to:
MS-DOS (Active)
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31 Dec 2009   #34
perjac

wish it was windows 7
 
 

I get the between step 4 & 5 and it comes up with the cd/dvd drivers missing.

Will try and update the hdd to be msdos type.

Give me a tic.
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31 Dec 2009   #35
perjac

wish it was windows 7
 
 

that tip from ms to delete linux just looks like how to clear the partitions. How do you create the msdos partition you are talking about?
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31 Dec 2009   #36
perjac

wish it was windows 7
 
 

allright i give up. How do you setup the partitions on the disk ready for install?

I have a usb with windows pe on it I can boot to.
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31 Dec 2009   #37
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by perjac View Post
that tip from ms to delete linux just looks like how to clear the partitions. How do you create the msdos partition you are talking about?

Hi

Take a look at those tutorials:

Clean Install Windows 7

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7


https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html
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31 Dec 2009   #38
perjac

wish it was windows 7
 
 

thanks for your help. Still getting the same problems.

I might have another look in the new year. Thanks for ally our help guys and enjoy the new years celebrations.

Hopefully microsoft comes up with a solution for a problem that's obviously plaguing heaps of people.

Cheers,

J
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31 Dec 2009   #39
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

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Check your installed BIOS version on the first bootup screen or entering BIOS Setup using the key given on that screen. Then look on the Support Downloads webpage for your computer model to see if there is a more recent version to download and install.

You can also try resetting the CMOS in the BIOS when you are there: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmos.htm

I see you had Linus before. I would nuke the HD wth DBAN to make sure it is rid of that code.
What were the specific results for these troubleshooting steps given earlier?

We never give up here.
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01 Jan 2010   #40
perjac

wish it was windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Check your installed BIOS version on the first bootup screen or entering BIOS Setup using the key given on that screen. Then look on the Support Downloads webpage for your computer model to see if there is a more recent version to download and install.

You can also try resetting the CMOS in the BIOS when you are there: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmos.htm

I see you had Linus before. I would nuke the HD wth DBAN to make sure it is rid of that code.
What were the specific results for these troubleshooting steps given earlier?

We never give up here.
BIOS Version is 1.0.0 and when I look on the kogan website there is no bios updates.

I am trying to download dban but having troubles doing this *(kind of embarrasing )
Got the zip file from the site but no exe in there... Trying to look again but sourceforge is not wanting to play atm.

Interesting sidenote. I stuckt he usb in my other laptop and it wouldn't boot it saying "ntldr is missing" Any idea what that is. I figure I could see if the usb worked on my laptop then I know that that side is all ok.

Wiped the cmos and still same error.
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