Friday, January 17, 2014

Repair the Error Windows 7 Required CD/DVD Drive Drive Missing during Installation


Windows 7 = A Required CD/DVD drive driver is  missing error happens when  you have some latest gadget such as laptop notebook,  netbook  or desktop computer with no UEFI settings included in the BIOS.

Some Reasons why Windows 7 = Required CD DVD drive device missing error

  • Windows 7 DVD Disc installer is corrupted
  • Windows 7 Downloaded ISO files is corrupted
  • Latest Intel Chipset that Windows 7 that have no support yet
  • When the board has no UEFI setting in the BIOS Settings
  • Outdated Windows 7 Software Installer is too old for the new computer
For the DVD Disc and ISO files corrupted  the solution is replace the Windows 7 Installer. And for the old installer get an updates or replace the Windows Software.


For those who install using the bootable USB Flash Drive

For newer desktop computer or laptop with USB 3.0 Ports, be sure to plug it in USB 2.0 ports to avoid the error. 

The rest proceed to the next step

To fix the problem:


  • Browse the file f6flpy-x86 or f6flpy-x64 file included in DVD drivers

  • If the file is not in the DVD, download the file in Microsoft Website

  • extract the file, put it in usb and browse the file.


Watch the Video Tutorial  Windows 7 Repair CD/DVD Error during Installation



Additional Resources


Microsoft FAQ link - Solution

Updated Version of the Windows 7 CD/DVD Drive Error

29 comments:

  1. Help sir, I try my notebook aspireone D255 still not work sir? Please solution sir. Thanks

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    1. just try to use another installer, probably that was your problem. E

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    2. Where download another installer for aspire one D255? thanks

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  2. just use another Windows 7 installer and a bootable USB.

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  5. please i dont know what to do i folowed all the steps and it didnt work
    i dont see the hard disk

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  7. If you are installing windows from a bootable USB, always boot from a 2.0 USB port; if your PC is brand new, Windows installer won't see the drivers of the 3.0 USB ports. That was my problem.

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    1. You can find some solutions regarding this issue in my youtube video comments.

      Just check this out and hopes it help

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBIqKs6gi2g

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  8. I copied the comments in my youtube video to help the readers how to fix this problem.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBIqKs6gi2g

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    Ben Merison Sep 4, 2014
    Found a solution that worked for me (USB install only) When the message comes up click the little "x" button, then click the same button on the main installer. This should bring you back to the "welcome" screen. Then remove the usb and plug it into a different port. This then let me install windows with no problems


    hasan yavuz 2 days ago
    Also, from BIOS, choose "AUTO" for USB 3.0 instead of "ENABLE". with this selection, USB 3.0 drivers act as 2.0 during pre-boot. Even I use the only USB2.0 port on my device, only after selecting this option, the error message disappeared.

    luke fothergill Sep 1, 2014
    Thanks for the video, but didn't help me. I found a fix that worked for me was to simply install from a usb 2.0 port rather than a 3.0.

    Alexey Karlinsky Jul 24, 2014
    You don't need to do all those things, man. When you see this message - push cancel button and move back to INSTAL NOW button. Then remove your USB from a port and select DIFFERENT usb port. Turn your USB IN and push the Install NOW button. You'r done.

    Tudor Gardos Jan 27, 2014
    in my case, this error appeared when installing from usb device on the usb 3.0 port. when putting in the usb 2.0 port the installation worked just fine


    Felix Koa May 31, 2014
    I assume all of you are using USB drive to install. When Windows is asking for driver, just click Cancel. You will be brought back to the welcome screen. At the welcome screen, remove your USB drive, insert it back to DIFFERENT USB PORT. Click Install Now again. The installation process will be like usual. This problem happened to all new version of updated Windows 7 installer. I think, it is due to failure of Windows installer to remain its detection to the USB drive. It lost the connection, and became confused, don't know where to find the USB drive it used to read before. When we re-insert the USB drive, Windows installer will detect the USB drive back, and continue like usual. Good luck and cheers!

    Thanks for the comments and appreciate it.

    But based on my experience, all problem with this kind of error is just changing the installer.

    Hope it helps...

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  9. hello, i have tried your solution but didnt work. i cannot browse the driver file because the usb was undetected. i only have two usb 3.0 ports in my laptop, the usb 2.0 port is broken, and the disc drive is also broken, so the only way i could install is by booting with 3.0 port. i have been searching everywhere for solutions but i haven't found any. i hope you can help. :)

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  10. based upon your problem, the only solution you should do is used external dvd.

    Or you may take out your hard disk drive of your laptop and install the Windows 7 in different computer. Then after the installation of Windows 7, put back the disk drive into your laptop. Finally, just wish if it boots to desktop and install the driver. It works only in some laptop model and of course I've already tried it

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  11. Brave! In my case the problem was the USB 3.0 ...

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  12. Turns out my problem was using a USB2.0 flash stick in a USB 3.0 port. Copied the .iso over to my USB3.0 external HDD and it worked perfectly.

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  13. Hello,
    how did you even see the USB sticks... I keep seeing onlyt the hard drives. I notice that on your videos you cut it at one point when you don't see the needed USB, and then resume after it has been found.

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  16. "For newer desktop computer or laptop with USB 3.0 Ports, be sure to plug it in USB 2.0 ports to avoid the error."

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    does this driver work on Seagate St hard disc? Or its work only on Intel discs? Thanks

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