"DVD drive device drivers missing" in Win7 installation setup

#1
Hi,
my attempt to install windows 7 today ended in :mad:!!!!
When I boot from the DVD, choose the Language and press "Install" I get an Error message stating "A DVD/CD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver CD/Floppy please insert it now..."
I have an Asus M4A79 Deluxe Motherboard and a Plextor 860SA DVDRW drive.
I am currently running Xp Pro SP3 and the drive is working fine. It did not come with a driver CD and they cannot be downloaded. The Support guy from Plextor told me it uses "generic drivers", whatever that is...:) He also told me that what I needed were the Chipset drivers from the motherboard so I downloaded those, put them on a usb stick and pointed the Win7 Install Setup thing to the folder but it still didnt work.
What is wrong and what can I do? Anybody? Thanks in advance
 


SIW2

New Member
#2
Disable AHCI mode for your disk controller in the system BIOS. Typically the controller has to be changed from AHCI mode to "IDE" or "ATA" mode.
 


#3
I'd like to apologize for asking a stupid question! :redface:
I guess the simple solution to the problem was to rtfm.
Didnt combine the two .iso files I downloaded but burned them on 2 seperate Disks.
I'm buisy burning the final DVD now and will inform you on the outcome of my 10000th installation attempt.
 


SIW2

New Member
#4
Two .iso files?

Do you mean you downloaded the setup files ( 3 of them) ,one is an .exe, the other two are .box.

Running the .exe results in one folder on the desktop called expandedSetup.

That folder is used to create 1 bootable .iso file.


Good luck with it.
 


#5
Windows 7 is a bitch just like Vista

I get the same crap from Vista and 7 asking for drivers it refuses to find. I put the drivers on a thumb drive and Browse to it when 7 prompts me. Funny thing is, Windows 7 reads all the other files on the thumb drive like .psds, .flas, .skps, and so on.... but it just plays stupid to the actual drivers for the motherboard/chipset. The system rejects XP and I was forced to put Ubuntu on it. Ubuntu sucks, nothing runs. I know all about WINE to get some progrmas to run but I use the entire Adobe Suite.
 


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