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Old 06-29-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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My Dell Studio 1735 has Windows Vista home on it. Well it did until some files got corrupted and it wouldn't boot. So I said screw it and formatted the hdd and was going to install vista back on it.

Well everything was fine until I receive this message in the Vista installation:

"A required CD/DVD drive device is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB please insert it now."

Well I went to the dell website and they have this firmware download but Vista is saying its the incorrect driver. I mean it loaded files from the disk. I dont understand once I got into the GUI interface it's saying this.

The driver I think Im looking for is:
"[SIZE=3]OPTIARC AD-7640S 12.7mm SATA Slotload 8X DVDRW"[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]Does anyone know where I could possibly get a driver for this drive? [/SIZE]
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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WHich version of the driver did you try? I simply googled OPTIARC AD-7640S 12.7mm SATA Slotload 8X DVDRW and the first result was this:Drivers and Downloads It says Vista/7 compatible.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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WHich version of the driver did you try? I simply googled OPTIARC AD-7640S 12.7mm SATA Slotload 8X DVDRW and the first result was this:Drivers and Downloads It says Vista/7 compatible.
Thats the one I have already tried. Says it's the incorrect driver.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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A couple of things to try:

Windows 7 Won’t Install: “A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing”
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