HP laptop DVD driver prevent W7 Installation

Hewlett-packard / Hp pavilion tx2000 notebo...
May 23, 2010 at 06:56:03
Specs: 7 ultimate 32bit, 2 GHz / 1982 MB
I am trying to install windows 7 but the install is telling me to load a "cd/dvd" driver. In all my hundreds of installs i've never had to load a cd driver before.
I have searched the net for a driver and every single site only gives me an upgrade to 1.6v and not a driver. This pretty much left me at a dead end. The dvd rom is a PHILIPS DVDR1660P1, but as i say, every site gives me the same thing and not a driver.
Any ideas would be magic. I've considered going the usb route but I dont have 1 big enough as my largest usb stick is 2gig.

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#1
May 23, 2010 at 06:57:07
I best add, that my machine is a home built with asus mobo, I did change my specs but it seems the site didn't change it upon posting.

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#2
May 23, 2010 at 15:46:49
The 'firmware update v1.6' is your driver. While it is always best to get the drivers from the original manufacturer, I did find this reference when googling:

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FI...

They use firmware and driver interchangeably in this case.

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#3
May 23, 2010 at 22:21:05
Yeah unfortunately, that is an application to upgrade, it's also the same file they all offer. I am unable to extract the files from it, nor when I do run it, shows no display of anything hapenning. So I'm unable to extract even from that file. I think I'm going to have to go buy a memory stick and go the usb route, unless I can use an external Hdd to install it "from". (I do know you cannot install "to", shame because I'd want to for my netbook).

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#4
May 24, 2010 at 05:52:13
If this is the HP notebook listed at the top of your header, and this is the original DVD drive that came with it, you should go to HP to find the driver since HP uses customized hardware and drivers. That may be your trouble. Further, if you do not have drivers that will work during the install of W7, they probably will also not work within windows 7 so you should resolve this now.

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#5
May 24, 2010 at 05:55:20
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If this is your general product number, then you will need to find your exact model number and look for the drivers on this page:
http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Look...

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May 24, 2010 at 09:21:52
I must apologise for a computing.net error. I put in response 1 that my tower is a home build, but even though I changed the specs in the prepost, It still put my Hp laptop specs up. I've laso noticed my post title has been changed to say HP too. An admin must have changed it, but it wasn't my doing, sorry.
The Dvd drive is a phillips and less than a year old, so i'm puzzled as to why it won't work.

Also, upon booting from this cd, it will read all the installation files all the way up to actually getting to the install, so It's already reasd the files from it.
Very confusing.


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#7
May 24, 2010 at 21:02:17
Sorry, I DID read that my first time through, but but caught the other info my second read through.
Are you making sure that you have the DVD drive first in boot order? When the hard drive is first in boot order, but has not OS, the BIOS eventually finds a bootable disk in your DVD drive, but has a problem when the system is partially installed and there is a restart called for during the install, then the BIOS tries to boot to the partially installed OS, but it cannot. Therefore you get errors, these errors differ depending on the OS, hardware, etc.

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