4935 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2011 2:18 PM by Stokestack
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2011 6:44 AM (in response to Stokestack)I always start with search of my bookmarks and Bing
My take, and I thought I'd seen it listed here once, is you have a faulty DVD drive. Or the DVD was burned with Disk Utility, and not at 2x (reduced burn speed), and you have electronic version that you burned with Disk Utility, not physical media (retail, OEM, etc)
*ONLY use "Use 2x Reduced Burn Speed" which is a well known problem if using Apple Disk Utility to burn ISO to DVD.*
Re: setting up windows 7 in boot camp
Posted: Jul 6, 2009 5:11 PM
Ok, thanks. I downloaded the 32bit and it solved that problem. Now I have run into another. I click the "Install Now" button and it comes up with a screen that says a driver needs to be installed. Here is exactly what it says.
*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 interesting thing about this is that I have made two copies of the 32bit and the first one did not do this. It went all the way to the actually installation screen, but I had to throw that one away because of scratches.
I burned a new copy and the problem is not reoccurring. I do have one other question though. How long does it take to Expand Windows Files? It seems to take forever.
*General Help for other problems, tips:*
Even if your mac is not on the list of those that support 64-bit Windows it can still be installed.
System requirements for Microsoft Windows
BC 3.0 FAQ, What's New
Boot Camp: Windows 7 installation frequently asked questions
Boot Camp Software Update 3.1 for 64-bit requires 3.0
Installing Windows 7 on IMAC 27 256G SSD 2 TB HD Core I7 8G Ram
Blue Screen issue with iMac
Ubuntu and Windows 7
Windows 7 Walk-Thru
iMac 27" and Windos 7 64bit: Can't scale resolutions to full screen
Triple Boot Wiki:
http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/TripleBoot_viaBootCampMac Pro 8800GTX Corsair SSDs, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 3.2GHz 10K VelociRaptors Win7 GTX 460
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2011 4:58 PM (in response to The hatter)Thanks for the response. I had searched on this problem, and (as your results also reflected) most of the suggestions do not apply to the Mac (BIOS settings, for example).
I decided to make a bootable thumbdrive with the Windows installer on it. Microsoft has a tool to do this, but it only works on downloaded ISOs (lame). However, I found instructions on making a bootable thumbdrive and installer from a DVD, which is what I did. It was not recognized as a bootable OS by the Mac.
The disc-burning speed claim sounds ridiculous, but nonetheless I'm burning a new disc at single speed. We'll see...iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), other computers
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2011 5:54 PM (in response to Stokestack)So I burned the Windows 7 installer disc at 1x. Same problem.
I know the ISO image is good, because I used it to install Windows 7 under Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro.
If you're looking to run Windows, it appears that the iMac is not the computer for you.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), other computers
You aren't changing the fact that Apple Disk Utility can't burn from ISO to DVD, only that you have more problems than just that.Mac Pro 8800GTX Corsair SSDs, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 3.2GHz 10K VelociRaptors Win7 GTX 460
I have burned from ISO to DVD with Disk Utility, but in fact that's not how I burned the Windows 7 disc. For that I used ImgBurn at 1X. I've even tried more workarounds, after reading that Microsoft's boot loader doesn't adhere to ISO9660 and can't parse filenames and versions properly on such discs. This leads to getting stuck at "Select CD-ROM boot type" when installing Windows 7 64-bit.
Following the instructions here:
I was able to make a 64-bit Windows 7 DVD that looks like it will install fine on my iMac. I used the same procedure to make a Windows 7 32-bit disc, but it's still failing with this CD/DVD driver message.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), other computers
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 10:28 PM (in response to Stokestack)I'm having a slow night and decided to Google this interesting issue. It is not a BC issue specifically so much as it is a huge Windows (& Nvidea) issue. While most online discussions involve BIOS changes:
+In the end, I simply turn off IDE emulation for SATA drives on my motherboard and the problem was solved.I guess it depends on each manufacturer and BIOS, but I guess this can be the problem for some people. In my Nvidia730i based Gigabyte GA-E7-AUM DS2H I can choose to use Nvidia's SATA chip in IDE, RAID, or AHCI. I was getting the "driver problem" when using "IDE" mode, but it disapeared when I put it back in AHCI. I guess that using the SATA chipset on IDE was interferring with the IDE channel for the DVD drive (my unit is IDE and rather old).+
One person was aware of the BIOS techniques but fashioned a different way -
+...try slipstreaming the SATA/RAID driver into the installation media and burning a new disk with it included. nLite is my tool of choice for handling this. You need to download and install nLite (http://www.nliteos.com/) on a working computer with a CD/DVD burner. Then, gather your original installation media, the SATA/RAID driver for your particular system, and a blank CD/DVD. Step thru the wizard in nLite and when finished, you should have a fresh installation media WITH your SATA/RAID driver already installed. Just fire up the installation and Windows will do the rest. HTH+
I am not saying this works. It takes skills (that I don't have) and a LOT of work with no guaranteed results, but it doesn't involve a BIOS. Just sayin'.
PART 2 of this post:
Someone has solved their issue with this and THEY CLAIM the phrase offered is misleading because it is poorly written. See corrected phrase below:
+...it occured to me that it probably meant the IDE controller driver was needed, not some "drive device driver". Sure enough, I put the XP 64-bit driver for my ITE IT8211 ATA/ATAPI Controller on the root of a floppy, install finds it, I choose it and click next; all was well. *IMHO the message should have been something more like:*+
+Windows Install could not load the CD/DVD drive that contains the installation media. Please provide the necessary drive or controller device drivers provided by your manufacturer.+
+Next, it suddenly prompted me with another unhelpful message:+
+No new devices could be found. Make sure the driver files are correct and located on the driver installation media.+
+So, did my driver fail? Did the driver for my controller not take? *No, actually it had loaded the ATAPI controller correctly and was now interested in the SATA drivers for the HDD. It only took me a minute to figure that out, but a more novice user would find this confusing.* It should say something like:+
+Windows Install could not locate a storage device to install Windows Vista on. Please provide the necessary drive or controller device drivers provided by your manufacturer.+
+It is a small thing... but helpful prompts go a long way!+
Message was edited by: NA SmithMacbook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.6), BootCamp Vista Home Premium
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2011 12:34 AM (in response to NA Smith)Well Mr. Smith,
That is indeed quite interesting. Thanks for digging that up.
He doesn't say exactly how he found the driver, but he knew what kind of controllers he had. For Mac owners, this is going to be harder, since we'll need to find out what IDE or SATA controllers we have and find drivers.
And this is where I would blame Apple, because these drivers should be included in the Boot Camp drivers collection. It's pretty obvious that if Windows is to run on this hardware, it requires drivers.
That said, looking at the system profile for my iMac, it lists the Intel ICH8-M for the SATA controller, and it does indeed appear that there's a driver for this in the Boot Camp drivers collection. So, according to the post you found, I might be able to get somewhere if I could get through the ATA driver. Under "ATA", the system profiler only lists the DVD-R drive, not the controller itself.
And that part seems asinine, because it's obviously already reading from the DVD drive and using its controller to do so.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), other computers
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2011 9:55 PM (in response to Stokestack)I also tried every documented method I could find to install Windows 7 from a bootable USB thumbdrive. I tried Windows 7's diskpart and bootsect.exe, and a third-party utility that purports to do the whole process. Doesn't matter. Mac OS doesn't see the USB drive as bootable, and although rEFIt does, it bails with errors if I try to boot from it.
This is ridiculous.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), other computers
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2011 10:40 PM (in response to Stokestack)Hi again - I'm not trying to by annoying to what must be a miserable situation...
BUT - coming at this from an entirely different corner is this:
+You have a bad burn of the ISO file. The same thing has happened to me countless times, and it's only ever with Microsoft provided ISO files. Thankfully, there is a workaround:+
+Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to burn any Microsoft ISO files:+
+On the same computers I've had bad burns with I was then successfully able to burn the same ISO using the USB/DVD Download Tool.+
A few people on the thread were claiming success.Macbook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.6), BootCamp Vista Home Premium
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2011 2:18 PM (in response to NA Smith)Hi there. Thanks, but I've burned the ISO at least three times with different apps, and with both Mac OS and Windows, at 1x or 2x. I've set up the OS from such a burn on another computer without a problem.
That Microsoft tool is useless unless you have a downloaded version of Windows. It won't recognize my (legal) Windows 7 32-bit DVD as something that can be converted.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), other computers