Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gateway GT5628 and Windows 7

This is just a note to everyone out there who owns a Gateway GT5628 and cannot get windows 7 installed.

You are probably getting this error:

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

After hours of cursing and troubleshooting I figured out this is because you have an ATA\ATAPI DVD drive. I googled around for awhile and most people were recommending purchasing a new SATA DVD drive. However, you do not need to do that.

I tried tons of different drivers off of the Gateway website, because of course the ones it says are drivers for this model's DVD drive are not.  Here are the drivers you need.

Enjoy Windows 7.

5 comments:

  1. OMG! Thank you so much! This is exactly the issue and it was fixed by installing those drivers. I was about to go mad just searching for a solution until I found you post! A real life saver!

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