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Cannot install Windows - CD/DVD driver 'missing'.


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#1 Gravyola

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:31 AM

Good afternoon all,

Well, every once in a while Ive had to do a full Windows re-install due to a boot failure. To my recent resolution I accidently deleted the wrong partition (I had Vista co-siding with Ubuntu) and Im not quite sure what it did, but I know its done something to my machine. Ive tried settling with Ubuntu but its not working out for me at all, its essential I get back to Windows for my essential computing, only, when Im trying to install Windows Vista, Im prompted about a 'missing' driver; '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'. Ive never had this error on installation before and Ive tried to search on the internet for the error, but I cant seem to find a resolution. Also referring to any possible drivers on Acer's website, I have found none for a CD/DVD drive.

General specs:

Acer Aspire M1640.
1GB RAM.
360GB hard-drive.
Windows Vista Home Premium.

Big thankyou in advance!

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 01:44 PM

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