Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I just got a new desktop PC and was trying to install Windows 7 on it. Unfortunately I don't have a DVD drive in my laptop to burn a DVD image of Windows installation DVD, so I made a installation USB flash drive. Installation started as normal, but after clicking "Install now" I got a message that Windows can't find CD/DVD drivers and installation can't proceed. I wonder what drivers could it be missing.


share|improve this question

You can check this solution Please do let us know if this works. I am pasting the comment in which solution is given on this link for more help.

OK now is the truth. This is the solution.

I assume all of you is 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! TQ.

share|improve this answer
Otherwise this link might also help you. – Asma Wakeel Nov 12 '11 at 10:21
Tried both - no luck. Will install Linux on computer first and then burn dvd through it. – freiksenet Nov 13 '11 at 19:17
oops.. sorry, couldn't help you! – Asma Wakeel Nov 18 '11 at 5:31

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .