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win8dev installing ... cd/dvd driver missing error

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  • i have tried to install the 64bit Win8 dev prev on all 3 of my machines and get the same "required cd/dvd device driver missing" error on all 3 computers ... thought maybe my dvd burn was bad so i did a second burn with a different burner software.  all 3 machines same error.

    never had any install problems with windows 7 betas ...

    saw 2 other people having this problem on here but no one has any kind of working solution posted ... 

    not a good first impression for win 8.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:47 PM

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  • Try re-downloading the ISO.  It can become corrupted during the download process.  If you check the MD5 hashes, it will be different from what is shown on the website.
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    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

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    • Proposed as answer by Rich Prescott Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:04 PM
    • Marked as answer by darthgault Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:59 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:49 PM

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  • Try re-downloading the ISO.  It can become corrupted during the download process.  If you check the MD5 hashes, it will be different from what is shown on the website.
    If you found this post helpful, please "Vote as Helpful". If it answered your question, remember to "Mark as Answer".

    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

    [Blog] Engineering Efficiency | [Twitter] @Rich_Prescott | [Powershell GUI] Client System Administration tool
    • Proposed as answer by Rich Prescott Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:04 PM
    • Marked as answer by darthgault Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:59 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:49 PM
  • i redownloaded the 64bit iso and tried again .... same error ... downloded the 32bit version to try on my netbook .. same error ... i had a new bump this time ... when i used the built in windows iso burner i got a invalid iso error ... but it burned fine using my roxio burn programs 

    don't know why i may be getting bad iso's but everyone else is not.

     

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 5:47 PM
  • i think i figured out my issue but have no solution ... i am not getting the whole ISO when i download i think ... when i start the download it says it's supposed to be 3.6gb ... the downloaded ISO in the end was only 2.2gb.

    Rich Prescott was right.

    • Edited by darthgault Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:00 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:03 PM
  • how do you check the md5 hashes?
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:43 AM
  • Download FCIV from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290.

    The sha1 hashes are listed for each iso at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

    Then run the following to check the sha1 hash:

    fciv.exe -sha1 <path of iso>

     

    For md5:
    fciv.exe <path of iso>

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:52 PM
  • Or if the command-line scares you there's also Hashtab:  http://implbits.com/HashTab.aspx

     

    This adds a file hashes tab to the properties view you get when you right click on a file.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:06 PM
  • DarthG,

    Developer's Preview means BUGGY. Thats why we have beta testing to get the BUGS out. Its good to go through this. It isn't like Microsoft is going to just send'er out of the ole garage for people to load a program that won't load.

    I am having same problem. Can't install this thing on any PC I got and have attempted downloads three times. Download finally full versions twice. Both will not load on anything in my house and I have 9 computers and home office.

    I was wondering if they had a similer program to Win7 Beta where you could get the disk already burned from Microsoft. I have a "BucketNet" DSL connection. My download speed starts with a hefty 300 to 400KB then when the Bucket is empty I get to snooze at snail speed {30kb} downloading for 2 days. My entire family and business gets put on hold while downloading because the bandwidth gets so weak.

    Friday, September 30, 2011 9:29 AM
  • Are these newer machines? Do they have Advanced Technology drives? I've been digging into the same error on this thread http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/d9cf76f4-ceae-4e4d-b87e-00a52bac861e .

    To see if you have New Technology drives try using (as administrator)

    c:>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo c:

    and see if it returns a physical sector of 4096. If it does then you probably have New Technology drives and you are running into the same issue I am.

    Dan

     


    Dan Sullivan
    Friday, September 30, 2011 1:04 PM
  • Dan1580,

    Okay, according to your test my PCs are fine my net is not. It tends to run "at off again on again" modes and trying to set it to always on is not possible. Our provider does not like those nifty long term downloads and drops us to "Net only at Night" as a nifty punishment for a week after a long download.

    I found out the downloads were bad.  



    • Edited by widdybear Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:05 AM
    Sunday, October 02, 2011 5:05 PM