My HDD has been working for years now and i had it erased to reinsall windows 7 but when i try it says select the driver to be installed, and a window pops up saying load 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. [Browse] [OK] [Cancel]
i do not under stand why this is doing this so i booted up a flash drive with linux mint on it and tried installing it to the HDD but i got an input/output error and it closed the install. the HDD has been formatted, cleaned in DISKPART and repartitioned and it still wont work. my MOBO detects it fine and bios is in default settings. the iso i used it good and ive tried re burning it to my usb. since thats what im using to load with.
My pc is several years old and i doubt my HDD is dying of old age since the S.M.A.R.T stuff said it was in good condition. it does have over 2 years of power on time tho..
I AM NOT USING USB 3.0
my HDD is a Hitachi HDP725016GLA
Edited by K12RiV, 22 November 2014 - 11:41 PM.