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Can't Install Win7: CD/DVD Drivers Missing

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#1 Andy.B


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:30 AM

Hello everyone,

I have been trying 2 days straight to get to the bottom of this problem, so any help would really be appreciated.

I am currently on Windows 7 Home 32-bit, trying to re-install to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I have downloaded Win7 Pro from Microsoft's MSDN academic alliance, as I can get it free through my University.

My specs are as follows:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 840 Processor, 3200 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2
PSU: Coolermaster 550W
HDD: WesternDigital 640gb (SATA)
DVD Drive: Sony LabelFlash (SATA)

Both the hard drive and dvd drive go direct to the motherboard.

The problem: Windows setup begins, I select my language, keyboard setup etc. I then click start, and after a few moments of loading the error appears. Something like "The dvd/cd drive drivers are missing, please browser for the drivers".

I have tried the following:
- Launched setup from Disk.
- Launched setup from USB stick.
- Tried all 32 and 64 bit drivers for my motherboard
- Turned off automatic driver signature on startup
- Tried multiple ISO's
- Disconnected the DVD drive while attempting from USB

I have read online about altering the AHCI settings in the BIOS, however there don't seem to be any for mine! I Have looked everywhere and they are not there.

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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#2 Allan


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 03:06 PM

I'm having trouble following your post but I can tell you that optical drives (cd / dvd) do not need 3rd party drivers.

#3 Andy.B

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

Fixed it - after trying lots of things I came across some articles on being able to remove the ei.cfg of the Windows 7 Iso. This unlocks the ISO allowing you to install any versions of Windows.

The error didn't appear when I did this!

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