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Windows 7: USB install - a required cd/dvd drive device driver is miss

Q: Windows 7: USB install - a required cd/dvd drive device driver is miss


I have a known working image of Windows 7 on a flash drive.

However, if trying to install Windows 7 by booting from the flash drive I get "a required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing usb"

I have tried removing and reinserting the usb.

I found a link https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...reator-Utility

that is supposed to put the drivers for usb 3.0 in the installation files. That did not work.

I have tried downloading the usb files from the manufacturer Acer for usb 3.0 and then navigating to them via browse and found files that showed up, but that did not work.

I also tried installing drivers for AHCI, CardReader, Chipset by clicking browse and navigating to the hard drive. All to no avail.

I am now going to see if putting the USB driver files on the flash drive will work. Would this make a difference? And should I potentially try this with the other driver files as well?

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

Preferred Solution: Windows 7: USB install - a required cd/dvd drive device driver is miss

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Windows 7: USB install - a required cd/dvd drive device driver is miss

Why can`t you install with a DVD ?

Another laptop without an optical drive ?

What system was on it ?

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I decided to test out the Windows 10 Technical preview but a program I need doesn't work with Win 10 TP.
So I decided to attempt a factory reset however when I started the reset it took about 4 hours to do something I don't know what then I entered my BIOS to select the Windows 7 DVD as a boot drive so it loaded up then it come up saying...

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver on a floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive, please insert now.

Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The problem I have is I don't know if I have done something wrong or anything all I know is I followed the steps given to do a factory reset but now this is happening this has happened before when trying to install Windows 8.1 but I gave up the reason I am trying to go back to windows 7 is because I have been given support from Microsoft to fix the Windows 8.1 install and a program I need to use won't work.

Thanks in advance

Alex Drone HD Taylor

A:Windows 7 Install A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.

Where did you get your installation media? That happens sometimes when the ISO file is bad or the burn to DVD is bad.

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Hello All

I'm trying to do a clean install of Win7 Pro 64-Bit, inc SP1, on a friends HP EliteBook 850 G3 via a bootable USB stick drive.

The installation started, then I got the missing device driver error message above.

I tried again with the OEM disc in an external USB optical drive and got the same message.

The EliteBook 850 G3 only has USB 3 ports... which I think may be the issue.

Does anyone know a way 'round this problem?


A:Win7 install: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing...

Okay, problem solved; I used the Win7 USB 3 Creator Utility.

When you follow the link go to the "Search Downloads" field and start typing in USB 3, it should be the 4th result.

When you run the application follow the instructions carefully; it took about 20mins to add the USB 3 drivers to my bootable USB stick, and you'll know it's finished when you see "Update finished!" in the dialog box.

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Hi, I just bought a brand new HP 17-x018NG and the OS is Windows 10, I don't like this OS and I tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate, I followed the steps that I found on this forum (Legacy Support : Enabled ; Secure Boot : Disabled etc.) and when I click on Install Windows this error appears : 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. I saw that I must change the USB to Auto but I don't find any USB option in BIOS. Can you please help, I don't know what to do. Thank you! 

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I try to install Windows 7 Home Premium on an ASUS G75VW notebook - Original OEM dvd which is tested ok on other computers - not a dvd disk issue and I get the annoying error:
Windows 7: A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing

The notebook doesn't have a dvd drive - it was completely removed for some reason.
It has 4 USB 3.0 only ports. No usb 2.0 ports.
I use external cd/dvd drive. In BIOS I can make the drives working in IDE/AHCI/RAID. My issue is why Windows gives the same error regardless if I use AHCI/IDE setting from BIOS? Where is the logic in this? Also I see all the three hard disk drives on the notebook regardless of BIOS settings except trying RAID because the user don't use it (yes they are really three - 1 ssd and 2 hdd). I will try using the ahci drivers from ASUS and say did they helped.

A:Windows 7: A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing

Probably an anomaly due to the external HD, very doubtful it really needs that driver. Keep the SATA controller set to AHCI in BIOS setup, set HDD first to boot.

Use the lastest official installer for your licensed version from Step 1, written to bootable flash stick with tool from Step2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Boot the Stick using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

Stick with the steps in the tutorial to get and keep a perfect install. Delete all partitions during install using the Drive Options in Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7 to create and format new as you wish.

Put your network driver on the stick from the Asus Support Downloads webpage for your model PC so if the installer doesn't provide it you can install it to get online, enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then install all Important and Optional Windows UPdates, with reboots as required, until there are no more offered.

Once installed you can keep the flash stick bootable if needed for repairs. Just leave the seven installer folders untouched in the root of the stick. You can add/delete as many other files or applications as you want.

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I've tried formatting my HDD, disabled Secure Boot, Changed USB ports, tried my ISO on another PC with my USB DVD Drive and it worked fine, also tried downloading the USB Driver online and put on a seperate USB Drive with no Luck. I'm out of ideas so I wanted to come here for some help.

A:Windows 7 A required CD?DVD drive device driver is missing


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h guys

i have two computers (1 pc and 1 laptop) that i am putting windows 7 ultimate on. i have a key each for the pc's but not the original disk. i have previousley downloaded a windows 7 disk that worked great. installed straight away on the both systems. both pc's now have viruses due to my mother and brother lol. so i dug out the windows 7 disk today and it's been scratched beyond repair. so i had to download the disk again. however i cannot find the exact download that i had last time but i have tried two seperate dowloads and when trying to install each one i get the error message " required cd/dvd drive device driver missing" it's so frustrating as i know windows7 will install on them as that's what they're running now. does anyone have any ideas what it could be.

thanks in advance

A:windows 7 error. required cd/dvd drive device driver missing

Hi -

You need a genuine Windows 7 DVD.

Contact Microsoft --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246

If OEM version, contact system manufacturer regarding replacement media.

After genuine Windows 7 DVD is obtained, wipe the HDD with KillDisk and reinstall Windows 7 -

KillDisk --> http://jcgriff2.com/0x1/killdisk_imgburn.html

Regards. . .



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I have a Dell XPS , bought it 2 weeks ago , all good , but when I tried to re-install the nvidia graphics driver the windows crashed, and the boot system was down.Tried to fix it , couldnt , and I didnt make a backup either so I went for the format. At the moment the HDD is clean and when I try to install windows7 i get the following error:"Load Driver:a required dvd drive device is missing". I tried everything that I found on this forum/google related to this problem but with no success.

Any ideas are welcomed , thank you.

A:Windows 7-load driver a required dvd drive device is missing

Take a look at these posts:
Windows 7 Installation Errors : Troubleshoot Step by Step
Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

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I used DBAN to wipe my hard drive and i forgot to back it up. I do not have the CD for Windows 7 installation, therefore I created a bootable flash drive for Windows 7 64bit. I can't figure out what drivers is needed to continue on the installation. It says: "a required CD/DVD drive device is missing. If you have a driver Floppy Disc, CD, DVD, or USb Flash Drive, please insert it now."

Here is the information on my laptop I retrieved off the website.

HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Select Edition Entertainment Notebook PC includes:
• Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• 2nd generation Intel? Core™ i5-2450M Processor (2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)
• 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
• Microsoft? Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel? only, No PowerPoint?/Outlook?
• Intel? HD Graphics
• 750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
• 32GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
• No additional security software
• 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
• 15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
• SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
• HP TrueVision HD Webcam
• 802.11b/g/n WLAN

1) it get to the "windows is loading files..." black screen (starting from CD/DVD drive)
2) get to the starting windows, with the Windows 7 loading screen thing where the balls of light come together
3) get to the first window to install Windows 7, titled "install windows"
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A:Install USB Windows 7 asks for required CD/DVD drive device is missing

Do this Command Prompt at Startup
In that command prompt:

list disk
Do you see the internal disk where you want to install win7 on (look at size to know)?

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anyone please help me before this i'm able to format my laptop into windows 7 ultimate x64 bit but now when i'm trying to format using the same dvd windows installer a message prevent me from format "required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing". i also downloaded a new iso and burn it into a new dvd and also usb but both with the same results. then i borrowed my friend dvd installer and it works i can install windows. now i want to format it again download a new iso but that error still prevents me from installing new windows help please

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" error install win

What operation system did your Laptop come with?

Where are you downloading the ISO for Windows 7 from?

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Tried everything and by everything, i do mean everything. spent close to a week frying my brains on this problem. after getting to the select language and input screen, it loads and then goes to a screen saying that the required CD/DVD driver is missing. tried different OS, windows 7 home, home premium, ultimate and proffesional. it all ends up with missing drivers. i mount/burn them onto a 4gb scandisk cruzer blade. i actually managed to install it the same exact way, via that thumb drive. and by some freak problem, had to format everything. even the os. so all i hav now is an empty hard drive, bios setting and my bootable usb drive.i set the bios to AHCI and vice versa to IDE. i dont have RAID though. i tried installing a AHCI controller from the driver disk that came with my notebook but to no succes. tried searching for my hard drive driver even though my bios recognizes it. im really at my wits end here. my notebook is an Asus Pro36sd or U36sd.. hard disk is a fujitsu mhz2250bj g2.. please help guys..

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" during install

That message is usually an indication of a corrupt installer.

Try downloading a clean, official ISO:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I am using Windows XP SP 2 in a desktop PC. But I wanted to install Windows 7 to my computer. So I got a dvd and during installing it from boot from dvd mode, first I get the "select language and time" dialog box, I click next and then this message appears -
"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."
I read many threads on the internet regarding this problem, but I didn't try any of those in fear that I might misunderstand something and worsen the condition.
Can anyone give me a step by step info on what to do?
If you need any extra information please ask.

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" during install

Take a look at these posts:
Windows 7 Installation Errors : Troubleshoot Step by Step
Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

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Because I couldn't get properly running some games like FFOW on my Windows 7 (not compatible) I decided to buy 64bit Vista Ultimate.
But while installation ,required CD/DVD drive device driver missing, message was shown.
I looked at some forums and found was problem also somewhere else for some other people...
I tried couple of things whitch didn't work for me but luckily I found a solution.
Here it is:

Thats what worked for me.

In BIOS setting (while start up press F2) at Advanced Tab there is a SATA Operation:AHCI (not RAID but I don't know, even RAID maight work) and SATA AHCI Mode: I changed from Legacy AHCI to Native AHCI.

As described at Item Specific Help Tab: Native AHCI will load option ROM, but legacy will not.

Before while instalation Wista Ultimate 64 bit on my Alienware x17 aftere while was message shown:

During install "required CD/DVD drive device driver missing"

After changing SATA AHCI mode in BIOS to Native AHCI while setup was soon shown field requiere serial number...GREAT!!!

When instaling I manually reboot couple of times when just black screen with blinking cursor was shown (and nothing was happening...)

Now my Vista 64 bit is fully intaled, thanks to all guys at forums to let me thing and inspired me to find (with a bit of good luck) solution.

I had similar problem like many of you, wish you good luck to make your system working (if you need to)


A:While instalation Windows Vista 64bit ,required CD/DVD drive device driver missing,

Thank you for sharing the solution and I'm glad that you have fixed the problem


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Help please!
I have a Vista Home premium Acer Travelmate 5720G laptop and am trying to update it to W7 Pro 32 bit with a fresh install using a Microsoft Volume Licensing DVD.
The DVD is read, setup loads and I get as far as the language and keyborad selection screens. After completing the selections and pressing Next I get a Load Driver pop-up - "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. ....."

The DVD drive in the laptop is a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N and I have been unable to locate a suitable driver on the web. I have tried copying parts of the System32 folder from the existing C-Drive to the D Drive and browsingto the CD Rom inf files in the FileRepository folder but without success.

Since the W7 Setup DVD is seen to read the setup files I cannot understand why a driver is suddenly needed after setup has started.

I am even more flummoxed because I have already updated an exactly similar laptop (only the serial number is different) with a different Windows 7 edition - also volume licensing but from a reseller rather than direct from Microsoft VLC (which is now available to our church after registration for the Microsoft Charity Software scheme).

The existing DVD driver is Microsoft 21/06/2006 V 6.0.6002.18005

I would be grateful for some advice please.

A:Can't install W7 - Required CD/DVD Device driver missing!

Problem solved!
When I downloaded the W7 ISO from VLSC I had not used the download manager. I decided to download the file again but, this time, with the download manager. This second try completed but the download manager told me that the file was corrupted. I tried again and this time it seemed OK. I then compared the checksums of both the original file and the latest. When I saw thst they differed I msde a new DVD which has installed perfectly.

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I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my Asus Q501L (which came with W8 already installed) via USB. I faced a problem - while the laptop was able to start the initials steps (the black screen where it shows the copying process of the Windows 7 files), i couldn't go any further than the step at which i need to choose a partition to install the OS on.

It simply says " A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" - when you start Windows 7 or Windows Vista from the setup disk". I tried Shift-F10 to start the CMD and format the HDD (NTFS format) on the spot, restarted, same error message. I disabled Fast Boot in the BIOS, the SATA controller is set to AHCI. I tried several topics @ Tom's Hardware forum, and elsewhere but i still cant find a definitive answer.

I read that maybe i should change the AHCI controller to IDE, only issue i face is that in BIOS i get no options - there's only AHCI as a choice, no IDE, no RAID.
Any Ideas? How do i get IDE controller option to appear in the BIOS settings (via the registry keys, or maybe i need to download that IDE controller (not sure if thats possible)) from the Intel's website (intel core i5 is the CPU of my laptop if that's of any help)?

Thank you

A:"A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" upon windows 7 install

Check out this tutorial Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome
May give you some ideas regards uefi bios

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Apparently, I am one of many who seem to be having this issue. And just like everybody else, I turned to Google for some answers. Here is my scenario (perhaps gregrocker could point me in the right direction?):

I am running on a laptop with the following specs:

Dell Studio 1735
32-bit Vista Home Premium, SP1
Intel 2 Core Duo, T8100 @ 2.10 GHz
250 GB SATA HDD, 5400 RPM
4 GBs of RAM
256 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
8x Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)

I downloaded the .iso image of Windows 7 through the software program at Penn State and burned it to a DVD. When I restart my computer and boot off of the DVD drive, I get the Windows 7 Installation interface. As the setup begins, I get an error message that says "Load Driver" across the top of the window, and says "A required CD/DVD Drive Device Driver is missing". I tried a few things to circumvent this issue:

1. I swapped out the installation CD with one of the CD's that came with my laptop that contains all of my device drivers. It found one compatible driver for the ATA/ATAPI Controller, and despite selecting it and hitting next, it didn't work.

2. I took the service tag from my laptop, downloaded each and every driver that it's associated with, burned it to an .iso, and swapped THAT out when I tried to install. Again, nothing happened.

3. I mounted the .iso onto an 8GB Cruzer and made a bootable flash drive. Upon trying the install again, I had the same problem.

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A:Load Driver: Required CD/DVD Drive Device Driver: HELP!

Try extracting the ISO to Vista desktop to run Setup from there.

You can locate the driver in Vista's Device Manager SATA controller Driver info tab.

The fact that it would duplicate the error for USB flash install sounds like a malfunction.

Try removing 2 gb of RAM.

Check BIOS version to see if you have the latest.

Checksum the HASH of the ISO you downloaded to confirm it here: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/0...vd-iso-images/

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To say I am a bit of a 'noob' would be an understatement. My wife has a HP Pavilion dv9500, running Vista Home Premium. Her CD-drive stopped working and I researched the problem to find a fix. I read in forums I could delete registry files, and I did, but they were the wrong ones. So, her laptop shut down and would not boot past the initial startup screen.

I removed the HDD to see if everything was wiped off the HD, and it was. So, I decided to reinstall Vista, only to find out I did not have the recovery disk. I made a bootable USB drive and tried loading a fresh install of Vista that way, but I keep getting the following message, after hitting "install now":

"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."

So, I downloaded drivers for both the dv9500 and the dv9628nr, because both are on the bottom sticker. However, none of the drivers would show up as compatible, or show up at all, actually. What am I doing wrong?!

Also, it is worth mentioning that I purchased Windows 7 Home Premium, because I plan on installing it after I get the current problem fixed. The cd-drive lights up and sounds like it is spinning, but it doesn't show up when hitting F9...

A:A required CD/DVD drive device driver...

Have you got a restore disc?

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Hi,I have checked the previous answers but I still have this problem.When installing Windows 7 from new I get the 'A required CD/CVD drive device driver is missing'When I browse I do not see the USB disk.I have tried 2 different working Windows 7 iso's on 2 different USB disks (One USB2.0 and one USB3.0)Is there any fix for this please ?

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Instead of a new thread I thought I would ask here as I get the same issue saying no CD/DVD drive. Doing diskpart/list disk shows that there are no disks available, even though I have 2 drives installed( 1 ssd/1 hdd). One currently has windows installed, and one is blank. I am basically trying to flash an existing image from an identical workstation over. It wont let me use the image, install win7 from usb, install win7 from disc(using 2 different isos). I created the usb stick with a real iso through Windows 7 usub dvd download tool. I also inserted the oem driver disc, and it will not find that.

Any other ideas to try?

A:A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What lead up to this event exactly ?

What do you mean you're swapping an image from another identical machine ?
That is some what illegal the way it reads

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On attempting to install a retail 32 bit win 7 ultimate on an intel motherboard, D845GVSR, i get the above message.
So i went to intel and downloaded the chipset and the ide controller drivers and put them on separate usb sticks. On the monitor screen i directed win 7 to install the drivers but it wouldnt so i am back at square one.
I have tried 2 different ide dvd burners, no luck there.
what else can i do? I know intel doesnt make any drivers for this mobo but i just want the install to work.


A:Required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing


What to try:

Change the BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI or RAID (if your planning to use RAID).

AHCI is for SATA components, HD, DVD etc.
If AHCI or RAID is set in the BIOS it will install the drivers.

Windows 7 is trying to find IDE drivers for a SATA DVD.

Change the BIOS and try the install again.

Some users have also reported that they solved this problem by deleting the recovery partitions that came with the computer.

If you still have problems with the DVD drive try installing with a USB memory key: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ve-create.html

If nothing is working, try clearing your CMOS. There is usually an option in the BIOS to reset to defaults, or something along those lines.

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guys i want to install win8 on my computer...so i downloaded win8 iso file...after that ive make the bootable usb of win 8...when i try to install win 8 it shows error....just like this

pls help me

A:A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.

I'm not sure.

If it's the same as Windows 7, the most likely cause for that is corrupt installation media. As you're using a USB installer, the problem may be with the .iso itself.

If you can check the hash code on the .iso. that'd be the surest way to verify it.

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Hi there guys, im trying to install windows 7 on my friends Dell XPS 625, but I get this error message when I try and install it: a required cd dvd drive device driver is missing.

I have read that its some kind of AHCI problem and that downloading this: AHCI for Windows 7 (AMD RAID/SATA Drivers) and loading it on a USB stick whilst getting the error message will fix my problem?

Also do I have to extract the file in windows first before I put it on the USB? Because I have tried it on a USB and it didnt recognise it

Also the HD has been wiped clean with killdisk so he dosent have an OS right now.

Any help will be great, thanks!

A:A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing

Yes, you have to extract the drivers and copy them to the USB stick. Once you've done that, start the Windows install and then insert the USB stick. When prompted for AHCI/RAID drivers, press the appropriate function key and browse to the flash drive.

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Dear Experts
I have got laptop Acer Aspire V3-372 with (SSD hard drive)
Looking to install windows 7 64-bit instead of windows 10.
when ever I try to install windows 7 , error message below pops up :

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" Windows Installation ErrorClick to expand...

Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers

I am aware of that as when I checked their website I realized it is only for windows 10 no windows 7

But I am still interested to do install windows 7, but I am stuck at the point where external USB pen drive or external USB CD ROM can't pass the error message above

and cause is

In order to resolve this you need to download the appropriate RAID drivers for your computer's motherboard. If you know the manufacturer of your motherboard you can usually get these from their website or a disk that came with your motherboard or PC.Click to expand...

Based on the this website


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hello people,

i have the same problem with "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."

i have a dell mini 10 (1012) & it doesn't have a dvd drive. i have win7 home premium (upgraded from starter). i made a bootable usb stick (downloaded iso file from mintywhite & then made the bootable stick). that process worked fine.

when i try to do the re-install, however, get the message noted above. i've spent days trying to sort this out & am going crazy. i read on another post to 'disable the raid function in bios'. IF i need to do that - could someone please tell me how? also, after i (hopefully) can do the re-install, do i need to enable the raid function again?

i also tried downloading ALL my dell drivers & tried the re-install with them on another flash drive stuck in the machine.

please help. PLEASE!!!

A:A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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He guys,
im trying to install the new develp build of win8 (x86) on my asus eeepc 1005pe. This is a netbook which doesnt even have a cd/dvd drive.
So anyway, I extracted the iso on a bootable usb flash drive. I boot, and when I click install it just hangs for about 10 minutes and then it gives me this error:

I tried setting the bios from AHCI to IDE. This does not help, I even get a bluescreen of death when I boot up in the current win7 sp1 install. But anyway on google I read a lot about this problem and one of the solutions is to put it on AHCI.. but not for me as it was already on AHCI. Anyway IDE is not workin either.
So im kinda lost.. just recently I installed win7sp1 on this netbook without a problem. I checked the sha1 hashes of the win8 ISO and they are confirmed, so that is not the problem either.

Can anyone help me with this problem?

A:a required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

Welcome to EightForums. Did you try this method for making your bootable flash drive.

You say you have 7 installed you could try the upgrade method if you do not need your 7 install for everyday use. Good luck to you http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html .:ninja:

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required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing are appear when i try to install win7 win 10 is install but i want to repleacment to win7

A:required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing are appear wh...

Hello Ammar4, Please try http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05040446

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Product name is HP G6 1331sa / A8M93EA#ABU OS - Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Error message    If you cannot see the image, the link is http://prntscr.com/18s2dm What I am trying to do is install a clean copy of Windows 7 Professional x64 from Microsoft. I have reasoning behind not using recovery disks and I have done this before on differant PCs and are therefore aware of having to reinstall drivers Does anyone know where I can download the driver for the "CD/DVD drive device driver"? Checked on the support page for this laptop, found nothing The recovery disks work fine, but I do not want to use them Thanks for reading,-James

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A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing"

Hi, James: Most likely the media you are using is incomplete or a bad burn of the DVD if you made the installation media yourself from the ISO download on digital river. There are no drivers missing. W7 has all the necessary drivers to install on your model. Follow these instructions and see if you can get W7 installed that way. I would use the MS ISO to USB tool. Make absolutely sure you get the entire ISO file when you see the download complete message. Sometimes it reports the download is complete and your ISO file is much smaller than what it said was downloading. Use the W7 pro product key you have. Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD installation tool to compile the ISO file you download from Digital River. Link  below. You need a 4 GB flash drive to use the USB method of compilation. http://download.cnet.com/Windows-7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool/3000-18513_4-10972600.html Then go to the PC's support and driver page to install the drivers you need. Link to the W7 ISO file downloads is below. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/14709-Windows-7-Digital-River-direct-links-Multiple-Languag...

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Hi, helo guys.. I need help, i cannot install window. After want instal have display like this pls help me!!! Spoiler (Highlight to read)

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Trying to install windows vista, but I get stuck at this point:

Select the Driver to be Installed:

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.

I click "okay' and then I have to browser for a driver to be installed, and I go to my folder on my desktop where I have my driver backups and it doesn't accept it.

A:A required CD/DVD Drive device driver is missing

Sounds maybe like a RAID driver.

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I have HP Notebook 15-ac039tu, but i'm unable to install fresh windows 7, something is wrong in my laptop, i have checked everything and read all thread about the problem, but i'm unable to windows, i have tried with all usb ports, and i have installed all chipset and storage driver but windows not installing, and there is no option to disable 3.0 setting in the BIOS, what i do???????

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I have bought the HP 15-ay060nm notebook several days ago and when I try to install Windows 7 (64-bit) from the bootable flash drive I have made, I get an error saying "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" and telling me to insert media containing it. I have checked the integrity of the files and the drive and it's all good. I have also tried to boot the installation from both USB 3.0 and 2.0 to the same effect. I understand this is a common problem when installing Windows 7, but could you please help me address this issue for my particular machine, as most of the solutions I have found seemed confusing and dependent on particular hardware or driver?Thanks.

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" when inst...

 I have seen this solved by removing the flash drive when you get the message and reinserting it. If that doesn't work try removing it then using a different slot. https://youtu.be/J-4c-eCOBJI

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Hey Everyone,

I have tried everything suggested. I starting to wonder if it's just not meant to be. Let me first start out with my specs.

AMD FX-4100

A couple of day's ago I bought an ISO from:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium DOWNLOAD ONLY | Discount Mountain Software

They sent me a download link and the Product Key via email. I downloaded the CD used Microsoft's DVD/USB tool. Went to install. It loads the files then shortly after I click Language and Install it tell's me "Required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing".

So I google it. First thing I try is Microsoft's fix. located here: "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" or "A media driver your computer needs is missing" error message when you install Windows

Now, I'm using DvD -R could this be the issue? After burning 3 the first one burned at two high of a Speed I'm guessing the second time I burned at like 4x using PowerISO. None of them have worked. I also used Microsofts burning tool.

I have a 1TB HDD I have it partitioned 1 partition is for Windows the other is for all my personal files games etc etc. Im currently running windows vista home premium 32bit.

Now after the above DvD burns failed. I tried the USB route again using Microsoft's tool. Created a bootable USB drive. I got the same error. At this point I'm getting pretty frustrated. So I format the USB drive again and load the SAT... Read more

A:Win7 x64bit - Required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. UGH!!

Fixed and working! Downloaded from River two times first was a bad download second was a good one. Booted from USB and it came up no problems.

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Good Afternoon Everyone

I am having a hell of a time here working on a customers computer. Just got all the parts to do a new build for him, and have run into an issue when trying to install Win 7 Ultimate x64. I get the "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing."

-MSI 880GMA-E35 Motherboard
-AMD Athlon II X4 Processor
-4GB Ram (2x2GB)
-500GB Seagate HDD (Brand New) (SATA)
-Sony Optiarc AD-7260S DVD-RW Drive (SATA)

I've reviewed other posts of this nature, and tried the following things:
1. Checked the SHA-1 HASH values with the official list, which checked out.
2. Attempted install via Bootable USB thumbdrive (With and without DVD Drive connected, to no avail)
3. Removed all but 2gb of RAM
4. Attempted to load any drivers from the Motherboard disc, to no avail, the program wouldn't run.
5. And of course, tried to install it normally using the DVD

Im at a loss here... any ideas?


A:Required CD/DVD Drive Device Missing - Fresh Install


What is the source of the ISO file? Is it a retail version of Windows 7, or OEM?


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My hard drive died yesterday, so I put another one in, and proceeded to install Windows from the same DVD disc, same computer, same DVD drive and same everything, only the hard drive is different. but I cannot install Windows 7 on this new hard drive. I am presented with an error message,A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.and asks me to browse for a driver. but if I click on any option whatsoever, everything seems to freeze. my old hard drive and installation didn't give me this error message at all, in fact it installed seamlessly. how do I remedy this?

A:A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing error message and freeze

i had the exact same problem, i solved it by creating an install disk at a lower write speed (2x)
download a windows 7 ISO and create a bootable install cd from it at 2x speed

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I apologize in advance if this topic is somewhere in the forum, I don't have time to research and the research I have done and whatever troubleshooting I could find, I have tried, and it still won't work.

First off, this is for a friend, I am trying to do a fresh clean new installation of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 version for him on his computer, which he bought at a discount because the only OS it had was some command prompt program called FreeDOS. I used Darik's Boot and Nuke to wipe the entire 1TB hard drive clean(the only HD available) for the fresh install. I've done this many times before in the past and it has worked with Windows 7 installations.

I'm trying to install from a USB hard disk. I do not have access to a DVD of any kind or sorts. I changed the BIOS to run USB and I get to the installation page. As setup is starting, I get an error message: CD/DVD Drive Device Driver is missing. Solutions included changing out the USB stick to a different port, disabling the AHCI, selecting the disk - cleaning it - creating partition primary and setting a set volume for the partition, etc., whatever else I can find out there and nothing is working. I tried to research the drivers for download, but I don't know specifically what to look for, and the model number for this computer is simply identified as HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC. There is a serial number and can provide upon request.

I was thinking of wiping the hard drive clean again with DBAN, but that took ... Read more

A:CD/DVD Drive device driver is missing - Can't install Windows 7

Here is how to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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So I ran into another bigger trouble again after taking so much time to make this LENOVO YOGA 300 mini laptop Boot from my USB. I was very happy when I succeeded in making the LENOVO YOGA 300 Boot from my USB drive BUT got disappointed when it stock at A REQUIRED CD/DVD DRIVE DEVICE DRIVER IS MISSING Thought maybe as compare to what I normally do to most HP "remove and plug it back again or changing the port" may help me but did all of  those stuffs but didn't help.When back and bought a new USB flash made it bootable tested and trusted, on other PCs even some LENOVO. But was surprise when inserted it into this LENOVO YOGA 300 it started well and stock at the same place where it Will shows A REQUIRED CD/DVD DRIVE DEVICE DRIVER IS MISSING . I don't know what else to do.Please any help on this I'll be very grateful

A:Found “A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing” when installing Window 7 on LENOVO YOGA 300

Make sure you are plugging into a USB 2.0 port, and not a USB 3.0 port.

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When I try to install Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop, I get to step number 4, but when I click install I get an error saying that a required CD/DVD drive driver is missing. I know that I have the most current drivers and that my DVD drive/driver is supposed to be supported by Windows 7. Do you know what the problem could be? Is it possible that my installation DVD is messed up?

A:Required CD/DVD drive driver is missing during install

Welcome to Seven Forums, cshett.

This has appeared a number of times, sometimes caused by a bad DVD burn. Here are some thoughts and links here that discuss it and how to solve it:

1. Boot and run install from a USB memory stick. Here's a good tutorial on how to make a bootable USB drive - USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

2. Re-burn DVD at slowest speed.

3. Check the assignment of the DVD drive. Don't use "cable select" jumper setup, switch from master to slave for the reader (or vice-versa)

4. Try Microsoft KB solution 314060 - Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

5. Get latest drivers for your IDE drives


Required CD/DVD driver is missing

Missing CD/DVD Driver Workaround that works!

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I'm trying to install either the 32bit and 64bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium via DVD onto my system. I am booting from the DVD and setup automicatically runs.

The Windows 7 setup GUI loads and it allows me to choose the language settings and then I get a prompt for,

"A Required CD/DVD device driver is missing...."

My System is
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard
AMD Athlon 64FX-55
2 x Hitachi Deskstar 250GB HDD in Serial ATA RAID 0

I have tried multiple drivers but there is nothing on the ASUS website for the DRW-1814BLT only a firmware upgrade which I have done.
This is extremely frustrating as both the motherboard and DVD-RW driver are from ASUS but there doesn't seem to be any support for Windows 7 on the download site.

My system passes the Windows 7 upgrade Advisor Report

Any pointers in the right direction would be appreciated

A:Windows 7 fails to install - Required CD/DVD device dri

same problem with me

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Hello everyone, first post and thread!

After many hours today looking for answers to this problem in many threads (and websites), I've finally decided to post to get some help from you guys! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have just finished building a new desktop, here is the config:

Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8P67 Pro, Intel P67
CORSAIR Dominator CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 2x 4GB
OCZ Vertex II Series SATA II 2.5" SSD, 60GB
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1.0TB
Fractal Design Define R3

Using access to MSDN-AA, I got an ISO and key for Windows 7 Pro x64 (DVD - English). I then burnt the ISO to a DVD using my current computer, a WinXP 6 year old ACER laptop. When trying to do the clean install of Win 7 Pro on the new desktop, the installer starts up fine, but after choosing my language and regional settings, I get the famous "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" error.

Here are the things I have tried, in vain:

1) Installing the various available SATA drivers from the ASUS motherboard DVD. This doesn't help and gives a "No new devices could be found" error.
2) Reburning the ISO with ImgBurn at 2.4x speed with verify on.
3) Redownloading the ISO from MSDN-AA and reburning the new ISO at 2.4x speed.

Note that I would have tried to make a bootable flashdrive of the ISO (using this guide: Install Windows 7 From USB Drive/Pen Drive ) but since I'm on Win XP o... Read more

A:"A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" during Win7 Install

Use the MS Download tool to write ISO to flash stick: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

If this fails, check the HASH against official: http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/window...-hash-checksum

Make sure you have the latest BIOS update, or reset the CMOS. Set SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE if that fails.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install, swap RAM, test RAM if necessary.

If HD is used, wipe it with zeroes before install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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What I'm trying to do:
Ultimately, I want to have a clean install (wipe everything) of Windows 10 on my computer.

What my computer state was before the trouble:
Windows 7 Home Premium and Linux dual boot. Everything worked great and dandy (except intermittent issues with DVD drive not reading disks). All my files were saved to external hard drive. Ready to be wiped and have just one instance of Windows 10 installed (No dual boot)

What I did to break it:
I deleted my Linux partition using the instructions found here.
I also had 3 other partitions, my primary one which has Windows 7 on it, and two others that care pre-installed on the machine when I purchased it brand new. I can't recall their labels but I think one had "data" in the name with some numbers, and the other was "restore". I might be totally wrong about that though.

I decided, "What the heck, I've never needed these before" and so I deleted both of those as well. I'm guessing this was a poor decision but what do I know. The computer ran fine while it was still on but when I rebooted (to see if my linux partition was gone) that's where it all went wrong.

What's wrong and how I've tried to fix it:
When I start it up, I get a black screen with the grub rescue terminal and this text: "error: no such partition grub rescue>". Don't know much about grub (anything at all actually) but after some googling I tried to create a Windows Repair Disk and run it. Burned the disk follo... Read more

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" and other errors

Solved it! And then went and cried in a corner because it was so simple.

Something I had failed to realize in the past was that of the 4 USB ports on my laptop, two of them are USB 3.0 ports. During my efforts, I had tried the thumb drives on (by sheer chance) both of the 3.0 ports rather than the 2.0 ones. My laptop (and most other modern computers I believe) require extra drivers to be downloaded before being able to use the 3.0 ports that aren't on the computer's firmware. That was the drivers it was complaining about not having.

So, for other troubled souls having the same issue in the future; verify that the port you are trying to load the USB on is a 2.0 port rather than a 3.0 port. The difference is pretty easy to spot when you're looking for it. USB 3.0 ports have an "SS" (for Super Speed) next to the US symbol, whereas USB 2.0 ports do not. See below image for a visual.

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I have what appears to be a common problem with Win 7, as I've seen numerous users ask this question here & on other forums, but so far, none of the suggested fixes that I've found have worked for me.

I'm trying to install the full retail version of Win 7 Home Premium on a new SATA hard drive in a new 64-bit PC. I'm doing this because the drive that came with the PC had Win 7 Pro on it, but it was a trial version and I don't have a key or disc for it. However, I have a new copy of Win 7 Home Premium, and since I can't downgrade without hacking the registry (which didn't work either, btw), I decided to get a new HD & start over with Win 7 HP.

However, when I try to start the installation from the disc, after I click "Install Now", I get the error message "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing". I'm stuck there.

The Win 7 disc allows you to remove the installation disc at that point & put whatever CD/DVD you want in the drive to try and find the drivers you need, so I tried the disc that came with the motherboard, which is a FoxComm. I'm able to get into the motherboard's installation disc & select "x64" under "driver" & also under "floppy". When I select those files, I get a quick green moving horizontal band, like it's downloaded the driver. If I select any other folder or drive, I get the error message "No device drivers were found" otherwise, so I believe I'm on the right track.

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A:ERROR: "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing"

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
& than Reboot PC to install.

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My computer was running the other day when the surge protector it is connected to tripped. When I reset the surge protector and turned the computer on, it hung for about 15 minutes on the Vista loading screen before restarting.
First I checked to make sure that all of my hardware was still working. I opened the case and there were no bulging or leaky capacitors, so I thought that was a good sign. I then checked BIOS and all of my hardware was still recognized and functional (hard drives whir when accessed, DVD drive opens/closes and tries to read discs).
Next I tried booting into safe mode. The booting process always gets hung up on "crcdisk.sys" and I have to turn the computer off. I tried Googling for various fixes but most of them involved turning off SATA support, which is no good since my DVD drive and hard drives are all use the SATA interface.
After that I got out my Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit installation disc to try to create a partition on another HDD so I could at least recover my data before reformatting. None of my HDDs are recognized when I try to perform a repair operation (I've tried supplying it with about ten different HDD and chipset drivers via USB drive to no avail), and when I try to do a clean install I get the message "Required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing".
I am past the point of frustration , but I don't have the money to shell out to have a professional fix the problem or recover my data. Any help would be greatly... Read more

A:V64 NIGHTMARE:"Required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing", crcdisk.sys hangup...

Hi, do not do anything else to your system. It may already be too late (reinstall time). It appears the power outage impacted on one of your devices and now you have a corrupt crcdisk.sys file (actually it's a driver) now it controls filters and since your CD drive is effected most likely upper and lower filters.. problem is you introduced no third party programs to cause this (usual cause) so my first advice is to save your data slave your HDD to another computer and back up the data unless you already have a backup regime?

Ok this is new territory however I am confident. Boot with the Vista DVD go past the language setup and startup repair (I would try this just in case) now if it fails (i suspect it will) go on to "Repair your computer" select "command prompt" at the prompt type :-

devmgmt.msc press enter
Now in device manager go to the main menu and select "view" then "show hidden devices" scroll down to "Non plug and Play Drivers" expand and go to "crcdisk filter driver" right click and select "uninstall" Restart the computer windows will recreate a fresh copy and hopefully all will be well.. Remember this is an original fix (I just came up with it tested and it works)) so do BACK up first even a system restore from the advanced "repair your computer" option is worth a try.

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I am getting the "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" messageafter setup has started and run for about 5 minutes. I've noticed that my installer is also running very slowly and hangs for nearly 10 minutes at the blue background before launching the 'Language' screen. Every step is similarly slow, until I reach the brick wall that is the above error message. Thank you in advance for any help tossed my way...

After working on this for two days, I'm desparate for a fix. All I want to do is a clean install of 7. I don't care about saving any data, and I planned on reformatting anyway. However, I can't reformat until the Windows 7 installer decides to cooperate. Thus far, I've seen a lot of people with the same problem I have and no solid way to get around it. I'm not even sure if anyone knows the exact problem. Some believe it's got something to do with SATA compatibility, and others are saying that the ISO may be corrupt, and yet more people are trying to find exactly which driver the installer wants. I'm at wits end, please help me.

Specs are as follows:Media Type: ISO downloaded from Digital River (~3GB)
Upgrade or Custom Install: Upgrading from Windows XP 32x to Windows 7 Home 64x via Boot DVD
Chipset and make and model of machine:
Model N68PV-GS

North Bridge NVIDIA GeForce 7050 PV Revision A2
South Bridge NVIDIA nForce 630a Revision A2

CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
Cpu Socket Socket AM2 (940)

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A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing"

Could be a setting in your BIOS which is preventing the CD/DVD drive being detected properly. I'm not 100% sure the option might be, but it's to do with the hard-disk detection settings. Set it as legacy, or compatibility mode instead of enhanced. Not sure if it will work but its worth a shot. You could also try defaulting your BIOS settings but make a note of the configuration before you change any settings.

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 on this device which says it supports Windows 7: Gizmo 2 | GizmoSphere

Apparently their support is nonexistent so I'm forced to ask this here instead.

This is the error I'm getting which prevents me from continuing with the installation:
What does it mean exactly and what can be done?

As you can see from the link this is a single board PC like the Intel NUC and does not have any CD/DVD drive device.

The ISO was ''burned'' to a micro SD card with the official Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and inserted to the device's micro SD card slot. And then again to a USB stick. Both give this error. Trying on my notebook and desktop I don't get that error.

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing..."

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You don't really say what type of hard drive you have connected to this board to install windows on

I would imagine the installer is not seeing the hdd to install on thus the driver message.

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77
Memory: 8GB
Graphics Card: Asus Geforce GTX 660-TI
Hard Drives:
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
I installed a SSD on my about 1 year old system. I had a couple of problems while I wanted to install the OS on the SSD but I managed to create a new Hard Drive Partition and install the OS. At this point this was the "F:/" drive, and I had a dual boot with the "C:/" drive. Everything worked fine. Later I tried to format the C in my computer and change the "C:/" drive to "G:/" so I could have the SSD as the C:/ drive. Neither of these worked and I just recieved an error. When I rebooted the machine the message "BOOTMGR IS MISSING". I asked my friend for help, and he told me to do a clean windows install. So I burned an ISO image to a DVD-R disc at the lowest speed and booted up the disc. I clicked "Innstall Now" and after "setup is starting" I get the error message "A required 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." I read on some forums that this is most likely the ISO image. So I downloaded a new one, and burnt it again. Still the same problem. I also tried to install Linux Ubuntu just to have an Operating System, but there al... Read more

A:"A required drive device driver is missing."

Where did you get Win7? How is it being activated?

The error is almost always a bad installer.

The installer should be booted to Clean Install Windows 7 deleting all partitions on the HD to create new as you please. It will always install to C if correctly booted to install. There is no reason to do it otherwise.

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Hi! When I try to install Windows 7 it gives me an error that says A required CD/DVD driver is needed after clicking install now. I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo Flex 3-1130. I am trying to dual boot windows 10 and windows 7 together. It has a UEFI bios and the windows 7 iso is formatted on a flash drive. I have a legit key for it and the iso says it is untouched.

A:Windows won't install, a required CD/DVD driver is needed

Did you follow this tutorial?
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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