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Windows 7: Windows 7 RC - Cannot find CD/DVD device driver?

11 May 2009   #1
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Windows 7 RC - Cannot find CD/DVD device driver?

Hey folks.

I burnt the Windows 7 RC ISO to a DVD no problem as far as I'm aware. In am able to boot the computer off of the CD. When I go to install Windows 7, it tells me it can't find the CD/DVD device driver.

The driver is a SonyNEC Optiarc 20x AD-7190A model. Found the latest firmware (v 1.05); installed it.

Still not able to locate the drivers upon install.

I'm stuck.

Any ideas?


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11 May 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Very strange. To even tell you that, it had to read the data from the DVD lol!

There are other ways to install it, such as from a USB stick or external hard drive. Now that I think about it, you could probably even use a second internal hard drive to boot from (after setting things up of course) to install Windows 7 to the first.

You could possibly check out one of them.

Or if possible, move the DVD drive to its own port on the motherboard and set it as master with the jumper (if it's an IDE drive.)
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11 May 2009   #3
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah, I saw the USB tutorial on here, but I want to attempt to fix this issue first. I don't understand why the W7RC installer sees the drive and even boots from it, but then doesn't recognize it when the actual install process is in its first stages.

Thoughts, anyone?
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11 May 2009   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhirtix View Post
Hey folks.

I burnt the Windows 7 RC ISO to a DVD no problem as far as I'm aware. In am able to boot the computer off of the CD. When I go to install Windows 7, it tells me it can't find the CD/DVD device driver.

The driver is a SonyNEC Optiarc 20x AD-7190A model. Found the latest firmware (v 1.05); installed it.

Still not able to locate the drivers upon install.

I'm stuck.

Any ideas?
Hello Welcome to SevenForums.
Sounds like a bad burn on the disc. Did you burn at a slow speed? Can you start the cd in your sony when logged in to vista 64? If so run setup exe and see if it will go past the point that it is stopping when booting from the disc. good luck and hope you get this fixed.
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11 May 2009   #5
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhirtix View Post
Yeah, I saw the USB tutorial on here, but I want to attempt to fix this issue first. I don't understand why the W7RC installer sees the drive and even boots from it, but then doesn't recognize it when the actual install process is in its first stages.

Thoughts, anyone?
Bios setting?? is it ide or sata drive?
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11 May 2009   #6
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Hello Welcome to SevenForums.
Sounds like a bad burn on the disc. Did you burn at a slow speed? Can you start the cd in your sony when logged in to vista 64? If so run setup exe and see if it will go past the point that it is stopping when booting from the disc. good luck and hope you get this fixed.
I used InfraRecorder. I don't know what the standard burn speed it, but I'm quite certain its default isn't "slow." I am unable to run setup.exe from within Vista x64. I get two error warnings; both basically saying it's unable to be run.

Burn speed affects ISO disk functionality? Is there a better ISO burner than InfraRecorder?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Bios setting?? is it ide or sata drive?
IDE
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11 May 2009   #7
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Imgburn i find to be the best
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11 May 2009   #8
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I just realized I misspelled my name on the forums.

/sigh...Mondays
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11 May 2009   #9
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Imgburn i find to be the best
Thx much
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11 May 2009   #10
Snufffed

 

Your device is actually a Liteon DVD unit.
Quote:
Specifications of Optiarc AD-7190A


General
Buffer
2 MB


OEM
Lite-On


Chipset
Mediatek


Connection
ATA
Since for some reason, Win7 can not see your DVD drive.
1. open system and insure the DVD device is set a Master or slave depending on how you have it installed. (Win7 does not like CABLE SELECT).
2. normally that will allow Win7 to see your DVD.
3. If this does not work, use the manual install method.
4. also insure the dvd device is shown in the bios.
5. watch carefully on boot, and insure the boot sequence shows the dvd device.
I have found once in a while, since Win 95, totally removed the device, boot , normally. wait 3 min. shutdown, install device insuring the cable matches the proper selection on the device. (do not use cable select) either master or slave. boot an enjoy you DVD device.
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