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I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a Dell Vostro 1310 i purchased from eBay. Whenever i click on the "Install Now" icon at the start of the setup process a message appears stating that "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" as shown in the picture below.

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I'm installing off a Retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. In the BIOS the SATA controller is set to "AHCI" mode.
Edited by Kieran - 2/16/12 at 1:10pm
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I get this error with a bad downloaded copy of windows or using an external optical drive. Hope this can shed some light on your problem.
    
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I get this error with a bad downloaded copy of windows or using an external optical drive. Hope this can shed some light on your problem.

For some reason i get the error with a retail copy of windows, this laptop is pretty much a giant paperweight until i can get this fixed.
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You can install Windwos 7 off of USB. The iso are free to download. Just get their tool to do that.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

Windows 7 ISOs
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You can install Windwos 7 off of USB. The iso are free to download. Just get their tool to do that.
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
Windows 7 ISOs

I'll give that a try.
The USB ports on this laptop work for charging my phone but they don't recognise my USB flash drive in the BIOS. Not sure whether that's a fault with the usb ports (also getting USB BUGCODE blue screen when booting off a CD) or whether i haven't set the USB drive up correctly.
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This is not a problem of installing from the optical drive or the USB -- i have tried both.....

Still the same message --- "a required Cd driver...)



Do you have a solution???
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Do you have a solution???

I have not yet found a solution to this problem.
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