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Upgrading to Win7 home premium installation problem


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#1 youthedog4

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:49 AM

Hi, I've been working toward Windows 7 Home Premium for at least a week or 2. Gone through 13 DVDs, 2 work. Using google I've been looking for solutions to the "Device Driver missing".."Please insert CD/DVD, USB drive," now if it is on there or something. Apparently it is a nVidia graphics card problem. I have tried putting the latest nvidia driver .exe extracted on a flash drive with the .exe and it still did not work. Has anyone else gotten this problem before? Anyways, if you need any answer/questions about specs of my PC just ask.

EDIT: Please don't ask me to use Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser because my Windows Installer is corrupted and impossible to reinstall or repair.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:15 PM

Hi,

When you say "working toward Windows 7 Home Premium", does that mean you already have it installed? Or are you trying to get ready to upgrade to Windows 7?

Your problem statement is all over the place and hard to understand. Please try again and restate your problem clearly and completely. :huh:

What are trying to do?
What steps are you taking to do this?
What problems have you encountered?
What error messages are you seeing?
etc...

Also, please don't use abbreviations like: "U R gr8t!" or "thnx 2 U", as it makes it very hard to understand what you are saying.

I will be more than glad to help you if you will explain your problem a little more clearly. :huh:
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:33 PM

Ok, I am trying to upgrade my Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home premium.
I have burned a DvD from a windows 7 home premium 32-bit ISO. I boot my computer from the DVD and get into set-up.
I click "Next" To get to the "Install Now" screen. In the middle of the first step in set-up I get the error,"A driver for a CD/DVD drive is missing, please insert a USB drive or CD with the driver on it". I have googled this problem and found out that it is usually caused by the graphics card, specifically nVidida GeForce. Today, I downloaded the latest nVidia driver but could not install it. I put it the driver on a USB drive and inserted it when I got to that screen and got the error, "Could not install nVidia Geforce 7300 LE driver (file path), please contact the vendor on information." And then I have to exit out of the set-up because I cannot go any farther.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 05:00 PM

As strange as it may sound, you gotta trust me on this one. You have a corrupt source ISO. You need to reacquire a good ISO.

I had the same problem when installing Windows 7 RC. It tuned out that the ISO I downloaded from Technet was corrupt. If you are installing from a downloaded ISO, you may want to try downloading it again.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:33 PM

Thank you for your clear problem description. It makes it much easier to help you. :huh:

That would be the first thing I would try (what Bolsterplate said).

Graphics card drivers shouldn't affect an install. The install disk loads the drivers necessary to use the DVD drive off of itself (or so it should).

It sounds like you need to do a clean install anyway (you said your Windows installer was corrupt, that can't be a good thing).

Try a new ISO and report back with the results.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:57 PM

Yea ya got a bad dl file or a bad burn, or both as the others have stated.

"A driver for a CD/DVD drive is missing, please insert a USB drive or CD with the driver on it".

But I gotta ask though, it clearly states a it needs a "CD/DVD driver", doesn't say anything about a video driver so why would you give any credence to any "google" search results with others stating it was a video driver "graphic card" issue as the cause for that error?

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:11 PM

Yeah, make sure you are using the correct settings on your ISO burning program.

I use Active ISO Burner for quick and easy, one-click burning, and ImgBurn for more advanced stuff (it requires specific settings).
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:17 PM

Alright, I'll redownload it tonight and I burned the CD at 1x speed. =\ I'll come back with you guys tomorrow to report.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:49 PM

Good luck! :huh:
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:40 AM

Thanks, I just got on and its done. Burning it at 1x speed right now with imgburn.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 05:32 PM

Redownloaded it and I can officially say Windows 7 was my idea + Bleepingcomputer.com's help. :huh:

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:10 PM

Now I don't have any sound. :huh: Seeing if downloading this Sigmatel Driver update will fix that.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:36 PM

Yeah, you need to go to your manufacturer's website(s), and download all the latest drivers. That should fix all your issues. :huh:

Let me know if it doesn't...
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:46 PM

Nevermind I got it to work somehow. :D

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:21 PM

Congrats! :huh:

Still, you need to update all your drivers.
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