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A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step"


when i try to install windows 7 from a DVD, it get that error after pressing the Install Now button. i thought it had something to do with my drives, so i took all of them out, except for the 1 drive(which has been fully formated). Still getting the same error.
PLEASE help, i have no idea what could be causing this... I tried 2 different Optical drives with 2 different cables
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Is it a DVD image that you downloaded?
 
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yes its an ISO i downloaded, which i've used multiple times to reinstall. its not the disc trust me, cause i actually tried an older version after the newer one didnt work. Also i have factry reset my BIOS, and that didnt fix anything.


-factory reset BIOS
-tried 2 different discs with 2 different versions (that have both worked in the past)
- removed all my hard drives except 1 Formated drive
-tried 2 different optical drives with 2 different cables...


*** could it be?

this all started when i tried to install Ubuntu Desktop over my windows 7.

It worked, i got 2 partions and i could boot into either Windows 7 or Ubunutu from a splash screen during bootup.

then after booting into Ubunutu one time, i restarted, and since then i was getting "Missing Bootmgr"...

finally figured out, somehow my boot drive got switched from C: to a storage drive E: .

Thats how my drives sit now, so i can still boot into windows 7 if i choose E: as my boot drive, but really it should be C:.... no idea what the f happened there


so i was just gonna wipe everything and start over. i havent touched C: or E: yet, but i formatted another drive, and was gonna install windows 7 onto it, but now im gettings this missing driver message.


please help guys
Edited by StormProtocol - 10/4/13 at 11:17pm
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yes its an ISO i downloaded, which i've used multiple times to reinstall. its not the disc trust me, cause i actually tried an older version after the newer one didnt work. Also i have factry reset my BIOS, and that didnt fix anything.

thinking.gif Never ran into this issue...

Bump for answers!!!! thumb.gif
 
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Just noticed my Motherboard is reading the code "A2" (IDE Detect)

My BIOS is in AHCI mode

maybe this will shed some light? I hope...


edit: switching the mobo port from the red ones to the black 3gb/s ports fixed the A2 error, but still getting the missing driver error
Edited by StormProtocol - 10/4/13 at 11:54pm
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guys, it was the f'ing port te optical drive was plugged into. it didnt like 2 different whole sections the Asmedia 1-2 and the Intel 1-2 but the asmedia 3-4 was ok. like.....***?


sorry for the waste of time

when in doubt move the plugs around xD
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Originally Posted by StormProtocol View Post

guys, it was the f'ing port te optical drive was plugged into. it didnt like 2 different whole sections the Asmedia 1-2 and the Intel 1-2 but the asmedia 3-4 was ok. like.....***?


sorry for the waste of time

when in doubt move the plugs around xD

I was going to mention to check those! But yeah, good job figuring it out mate! thumb.gif
 
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