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jous
05-03-2012, 01:50 AM
Hi all,

I am trying to install Windows 8 from a DVD but I get an error message:

"A DVD driver your PC needs is missing. If you have a CD, DVD or USB flash drive with the driver on it, please insert it now."

I have no idea what driver is it. How do I fix this? Please help. Thanks for help.

Medico
05-03-2012, 01:13 PM
That is very strange, Usually Windows loads generic drivers before starting a Windows install. That's what you see when it says loading Windows files at the bottom of the screen. Can you go into your Bios and check to be sure your boot sequence is showing the CD/DVD as first device in the sequence.

davehc
05-03-2012, 09:06 PM
It is a not uncommon complaint from potential installers. If you want to get into Windows 8, without attempting fault finding, first make another partition (if not already) . Make a folder in this partition. Call it something your recognise. (Win8 Setup?). Dump the entire contents of the DVD into the folder and run the setup from there.

catilley1092
05-03-2012, 09:15 PM
Thanks for your post, davehc! A veteran always manages to pull a cat out of the bag.

I've had both Windows 7 & Windows 8 CP do this on me, I'm bookmarking this page for future reference.

jous, welcome to the forum! Perhaps davehc's post will be of use to you. The only way to find out is to try.

Cat

LawaBoy
05-05-2012, 01:51 PM
You can allso get the windows 8 install for the USB sticks and run it fromt here.

catilley1092
05-05-2012, 07:34 PM
You can also get the windows 8 install for the USB sticks and run it from here.

Yes, you can, for most computers. Some still don't have booting from USB as an option in the BIOS, but that number is decreasing.

It's usually older computers with this issue.

Cat

LawaBoy
05-06-2012, 09:47 AM
Yes, you can, for most computers. Some still doesn't has booting from USB as an option in the BIOS, but that number is decreasing.

It's usually older computers with this issue.

Cat

Yeah, would recommend that using a DVD for installing is the best idea. Clean install :D When u burn the disk use a slow burn rate. :D

davehc
05-06-2012, 09:03 PM
How you doing, jous?

catilley1092
05-06-2012, 09:06 PM
That is possibly the major cause of CD/DVD corruption, is the ISO image being burned too fast. Also, it's a good idea to clean the lenses, gently, not often but depending upon usage.

The other cause is a bad download, especially those that are huge, such as Windows 8 CP install disks. A download manager of the user's preference is needed for these huge images. Those who use Firefox have an ad-don named "Down Them All", an excellent D/L manager & simple to use. Holds the speed as fast & steady as possible. Downloaded both the 32 & 64 bit versions of Windows 8 CP inside of 3 hours.

There are some that says that it's caused by flaky internet connections, ISP, etc. But this can happen with ANY ISP, a momentary outage can corrupt a download, if a D/L manager isn't used to automatically pause/resume when there's a problem.

Cat

catilley1092
05-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Double posted the same one. This FF12 has issues.

Cat

TechnoMage
05-07-2012, 05:37 AM
CAT, thank you for reminding me......

I get generic download speeds in the 60 something range. But if I use IDM (Internet Download Manager) my download speed jumps up into the 600 something range. It's phenomenal!
That's a 10X increase in speed, and IDM had the 'Resume' feature too, in case the download is interrupted.

But I'm working on a brand new install of XP-Pro-SP3 that I just started yesterday and I've not installed IDM yet, so thanks for reminding me.

After many years, my old XP install had gotten corrupted and the drivers for my new GeForce 210 video card would not install, Malware Bytes would not run at all and it was just driving me crazy.

There is also a whole page of performance tweaks for Firefox and they still work for FF12. [I need to do that today]
Also, to see everything and go everywhere, you need to install Flash, Shockwave and Java, to work with FF. Installing those has become second nature to me, because I know without them, something isn't going to work.

Oh yes, DVD drivers.:confused:
DVD's work with an Atapi driver, which has been an integral part of windows going WAY back. As Ted and others have said many times, if you boot up with your Win-8/CP install DVD, it should not be stopping with ANY error messages, unless, the drive is failing, or the DVD is corrupted.
If you're pretty sure you got a good download, then burn the ISO to DVD again, using the slowest possible burn speed..... and try again.

Good Luck,
TechnoMage :cool:

catilley1092
05-07-2012, 09:51 AM
TM, is IDM better than Down Them All? Being that we're both Firefox users, I figure that at some point that you've tried that one.

Also, & I'm creating another thread about it, FF12, Foxit Reader & Hotmail aren't working together very well. Had to disable Foxit to view & delete Hotmail emails. Don't like it, because I was liking Foxit very well. And this isn't a sole Windows 8 CP issue, it applies also to Windows 7 & XP.

Let me know about IDM. Are there older versions for free, this appears to be a paid app. $25 per install of Windows is expensive.

Cat

TechnoMage
05-07-2012, 02:07 PM
Although, over the years, I've tried several so-called Download Managers, but never liked any of them.

But while at a friends house one day I saw him using IDM and thought to myself "WOW! That's so fast!"
It was 10X faster than just using Windows Generic. So he gave me a copy and I've used nothing else ever since.

What can I say? You can't argue with success. No I've not tried every Download Manager out there. Why should I?
When you're driving a Corvette, why would you want to try a Yugo?

TM :cool:

ChuckBaker
06-01-2012, 01:48 AM
Hi all,

I am trying to install Windows 8 from a DVD but I get an error message:

"A DVD driver your PC needs is missing. If you have a CD, DVD or USB flash drive with the driver on it, please insert it now."

I have no idea what driver is it. How do I fix this? Please help. Thanks for help.

I had the same problem as all of you are having but I found the solution to the problem. First off I was trying to download windows 8 using windows XP and burning the ISO file to disk using NERO.

But when I would try to install with my new disk I got that driver not found error. The way I got things to work correctly was by using Windows 7.

Download the ISO file using Windows 7 then burn the ISO file to DVD using the Window 7 utility. (just double click the ISO file and the utility will start.)

Make sure that on the utility where it says “verify after burning” is checked and then burn the file to a DVD.

After I did that every thing worked perfect. So using Windows 7 to make your disk is the key.