How Can I Fix CD/DVD Drive Device Driver is Missing in Laptop?

USB devices are rapidly replacing CDs and DVDs as the preferred medium for storing and transferring data on the Internet. Windows installation discs are no exception.

Repair CD/DVD Drive Device Driver Missing in My Laptop

USB devices are rapidly replacing CDs and DVDs as the preferred medium for storing and transferring data on the Internet. Windows installation discs are no exception. While it is true that Windows 7 was released at a time when CDs and DVDs were still the norms for installing Windows, USB devices are now the most prevalent way to install Windows 7. Windows 7 installation USBs have been reported to feature an error notice at the beginning of the installation process, which reads:

Solution 1: Unplug and re-plug the USB drive

First, always you must rule out chance or a one-time-only issue with your installation USB or the USB port into which it is plugged, or some other incredibly generic issue as the cause of the “ ” error message you receive when attempting to install Windows 7. To do so, simply unplug your Windows 7 installation USB drive, wait a few moments, and then plug it back into the USB port. After that, examine if the issue message persists by booting from the installation USB and installing Windows 7.

Solution 2: BIOS settings for USB devices can be changed in this way

The Pre-OS in the BIOS of many PCs has a feature called USB 3.0 Configuration. It determines whether the computer's USB ports are USB 3.0 or 2.0 ports before the operating system loads.

Windows 7 installation media, as we all know, does not support USB 3.0. You can try adjusting the BIOS settings for USB 3.0 support on start-up to AUTO or Disable it to resolve the "a needed CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" problem.

  • Restart the machine after disconnecting the Windows 7 installation USB.
  • There will be instructions on how to access BIOS or Setup when the manufacturer's logo displays. Normally, you'll need to use F2 or Del to exit the programme.
  • Select System Configuration in the BIOS after you've entered the BIOS.
  • The USB 3.0 Configuration in Pre-OS settings can be found there.
  • Please save your changes before exiting BIOS.

Solution 3: Disable the AHCI mode

Microsoft AHCI driver is incompatible with several drives (msahci.sys). You may get an "a needed CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" error if your BIOS has your controller set to AHCI. AHCI mode in BIOS to be switched to IDE mode to fix the problem.

There should be options for "AHCI", "IDE", "RAID" or "ATA" mode in BIOS. To disable AHCI mode, you must select the IDE option. Afterwards, save your modifications and restart your computer.

Solution 4: Using the Windows Utility Program, create a bootable USB drive

  • The USB drive should be inserted into the USB port on your PC.
  • In the Windows start menu, look for the “cmd” application, right-click on it, and choose “Run as administrator” from the context menu.
  • This causes a small window with white text on a black background to appear.
  • Type "diskpart" and press enter key. This launches the storage device manager.
  • Type "list disc" which will open a list of all available storage devices.
  • Your USB is identified by its storage capacity, which is commonly indicated as "disc 1." “Disk 0” in the system partition is normally your computer, so a hard drive or solid-state drive.
  • Type "sel disc 1"  USB has the label "disc 1."
  • To erase all files from the USB, type the command "clean."
  • To make a primary partition, use the command "create partition primary.
  • Use the command "active" to activate the partition.
  • Format the USB with the command "format fs=FAT32 label="WINDOWSUSB" rapid override" A machine running Windows will see the drive under this name later on). The formatting process can take a long, but you can keep track of its progress by looking at the progress metre.
  • Just execute the command "assign" once the operation is complete, and your USB will be assigned a drive letter (for example, "G:").

Exit DiskPart by typing "quit"; exit the command prompt by typing "exit".

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