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When installing Windows 7 onto my Compaq Presario V2000, I get the following error message - 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 dont understand why this happens. Help?
 
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My first guess is that you have hardware that windows 7 doesn't have driver support for. you need to go grab it from the manufacturer's website and put it on a floppy or something for use during the install.
 
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Try updating your DVD/CD driver, then try again. Are you downloading the right bit Windows?
 
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yes im sure i have the right bit windows. i just cant find drivers for it anywhere. right now its using the default microsoft drivers on XP MCE 2005. (im gonna dual boot)

my dvd drive is called HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082N
 
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You get this message during the actual install process?
 
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JoeMal said:
You get this message during the actual install process?

yes, i start setup then thats the message it gives me

can someone tell me if running 32 or 64 with this?
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DMK06 said:

thanks then i definitely downloaded the right windows 7.
i tried to use driver genius for the driver and still no luck.
should i try installing vista on my other partition and try to upgrade?
 
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Yeah, i recommend that anyway. It'll set up a dual boot for you, and then you can easily transfer over your files. once you're done you can just delete the other partition, and use EasyBCD to clean up your boot screen.

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DMK06 said:
Yeah, i recommend that anyway. It'll set up a dual boot for you, and then you can easily transfer over your files. once you're done you can just delete the other partition, and use EasyBCD to clean up your boot screen.

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well actually im gonna keep the partition with xp on it and have 7 on the other.
time to dl vista...never thought id EVER say that

and congrats on your 1,000th post :thumbup:

ok i got vista up and running, but i still get the same problem when i boot from the disk and when i open the setup from within vista i get this:
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could i just have a bad copy?
 
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Yeah looks like your copy might be bad
 
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JoeMal said:
Yeah looks like your copy might be bad
looks like its redownloading time...ugh

Ok it was just a bad copy, its up and running now thanks guyz :biggrin:

please /thread
 
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I was suspicious of a bad copy when you initially posted...it's rare that happens. Don't know if it was the download itself, corruption on the extraction, etc...But once you posted those screenshots, it looked a lot like corruption....glad to see a better copy got you going.

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