Windows 7 Install Error: Drive Device Driver is mising? What the heck?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by esbern, May 17, 2009.

  1. esbern macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2006
    "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 get this error during the Windows 7 setup, right after I begin the installation (occurs in the middle of "step 1" of the two steps that Windows organizes the installation into)

    Does anybody have a solution for this? I'm putting in the most recent Windows 7 release onto my mac, have a partition, etc. etc.....nothing seems to be working. Just seeing if anybody has a fix. Tomorrow (I've been trying to do this for a week and am going absolutely nuts) I'm going to but the Windows 7 iso onto my USB and see if that works grumble grumble
  2. itisme1760 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2008
    Most likely a bad download or bad burning process onto the DVD?
  3. jodelli macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2008
    Windsor, ON, Canada
    There's this:

    I had a problem with my first Windows beta 7 dvd, and corrected it with a second burn.

    My Windows 7 RC booted without a problem but I'd moved the .iso from the Mac it was downloaded to over the LAN to a PC with two drives and XP installed.
    Burned the install disk from there and the subsequent install to the second HD went smoothly.
  4. esbern thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2006
    yeah thats the conclusions i've seen too. i'm going to try burning it on a different machine today incase my DVD burner is being stupid for some reason.
  5. cirobaja macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2009
    i think everybody here solved their problem, as the topic is not being discussed anymore.....
    the qna link isn't working, so let me ask you, did you all solved your problem reburning the dvd? i've tried burning in my mbp using disk utility, in a winXP using imgburn and a vista computer using roxio, and all have the same problem.... also, i've tried +r, -r, -rw with 1x, 4x and faster speeds... any ideas?
  6. AdamL1313 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2009
    When I did the install, I had to copy all the files from the install disc and make a new ISO using oscdimg.exe, which I was then burning to a DVD and trying the install. Before I figured out how to do that, the computer refused to boot from the disc. I kept getting the same error about a missing driver with my new discs, though, and after a long, long time and many wasted DVDs, I finally compiled the ISO and burned using only an actual PC (running XP), not XP running on my Mac. It worked perfectly after that for some reason.

    Good luck!

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