“A Required CD/DVD Device Driver Is Missing” For USB Installs

You receive the error "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" when installing Windows 7 or Windows 2008/R2 from a USB device. Furthermore if you browse to install drivers you will see that your CD/DVD drive is actually installed successfully. You are using a USB 3 Port The error is very misleading; the problem is not that the CD/DVD device drivers are missing, it is that USB 3 drivers are missing. Most likely you have plugged your USB drive into a USB 3 port but the problem here is that Windows 7/2008/R2 doesn't ship with USB 3 support. The solution is very simple; just plug your USB drive into a USB 2 port and start the install again. Why does this happen? The initial boot up will work fine but once Windows starts installing drivers it will fail for the USB 3 hardware. At this point the installation can no longer see the USB pen resulting in the error. By booting up on a USB 2 port Windows has the required drivers to continue the installation successfully. As for the "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" error I can only guess this is because the install expects to be

By |2020-02-02T18:16:23+10:00January 10th, 2015|Categories: Hardware, Windows 2008, Windows 7|Tags: , , |20 Comments

Moving Files on the Same NTFS Volume DOES Inherit Permissions

Most of you reading this will no doubt already have some idea of how file permissions are handled when moving or copying files to and from NTFS drives. The following behaviour is expected: When copying a file from one NTFS volume to a folder on another volume the file inherits the permissions of the destination folder. When copying a file from one folder to new a folder on the same NTFS volume the file inherits the permissions of the destination folder. When moving a file from one NTFS volume to a folder on another volume the file inherits the permissions of the destination folder. When moving a file from one folder to new a folder on the same NTFS volume the file retains the permissions.

By |2020-02-02T18:16:24+10:00July 24th, 2011|Categories: Hardware, Windows 2008, Windows 7|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

Stop 0x0000007b Error With New Hardware

The Problem You move a hard drive from one computer to another but receive a blue screen with a stop 0x0000007b error on boot up. At this point usually your best option is to re-install the OS. Most people however, would prefer not to. This article will show you the various methods I tried including the ones that failed. If you wish to jump straight to the solution read Method 6 but note it requires a Hyper-V server. For the rest of you that STILL think there are other alternatives there aren’t! Still not convinced? Then read on and you will see why…

By |2020-02-02T18:17:45+10:00March 3rd, 2011|Categories: Hardware|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments