"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
> I agree this is the problem. I have seen this once trying to
> use a virtual
> cd/dvd drive also. It means you are a no-go with that drive.
> The fact that
> your XP supported the drive is why you were able to start
> Setup with it, but
> Vista is telling you that once it reboots it will not be able
> to find the
> drive again to continue reading from it.
> "John Schneider" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > About a million of us have run into the same issue. I'd bet
> that you have
> > an
> > NEC DVD drive. They won't work, especially if its more than
> a couple of
> > years old. I'd asked in this forum if you could use the
> generic DVD
> > driver
> > that XP uses for the NEC drives, but no one ever answered.
> I ended up
> > using
> > a new Sony drive from another machine and it worked fine.
> > Good luck,
> > John
> > "Robin" wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> During the first part of the Vista install (clean install)
> it requests a
> >> device driver for the DVD rom drive. This is the same drive
> as I booted
> >> the
> >> install disc from. What device driver????? THe drive
> doesn't require one,
> >> adn
> >> in addition, it is already using said drive. What gives???
Iím having the same problem, but itís on a completely wiped HD, so
there is no way Vista hasnít detected the drive.... itís already read
from it, and gone through the first step of install.
I did notice one thing though, it says something about "If you are
using the install media with this drive, you may safely remove it"
meaning remove the drive, or the media? Cause when I remove the disk,
it still asks for the drivers. And when I shutoff and reboot without
the dvd drive attached, it just says no bootable OS.
I do have a drive that I could use, but itís REALLY old, but I did let
a buddy borrow it to install Vista on his system. Iím just hopeing
that this doesnít mean that vista doesnít support my DVD-RW.