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So here I am trying to install Windows 7 on a friends laptop and I keep getting this error

"Load Driver


A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing...." blah blah blah, I'm sure you've seen it, but see the thing is it's actually there...

and working, it opens and boots to the disk and everything, but when I try and skip it it won't show any hard drives... anything I can do to fix this?! Q_Q

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EDIT: Got it working...

Had to use the 32-bit Installer, not the 64-bit.... ooops tongue.gif

Edited by Ryko - 4/10/12 at 12:28am
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post #2 of 5
Go into the BIOS and change the HDD mode (should either be IDE or SATA) If IDE switch to SATA and vice versa.
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Or find out what chipset it's using and copy the appropriate storage drivers to a flash drive, and load them in the installer.
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If you are installing via USB, make sure it's in a USB 2.0 port rather than a USB 3.0 port. I get this all the time while reviewing motherboards if I'm not paying attention.
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It looks like you need to load the SATA/Raid driver to see the drives,So do like Blameless said and get a flash drive(usb) and load the drivers unzipped on the flash drive and when you get to that point on the screen shot click browse and direct to the driver and click next and it will loads the appropriate driver.
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