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Windows 7 on Asus P5N32-e SLI

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mauro Sacchetto, May 18, 2010.

  1. Mauro Sacchetto

    Mauro Sacchetto Flightless Bird

    I've a (rather old) Asus P5N32-e SLI. When I try to install
    Windows 7 from DVD, I receive the message:
    "It lacks a DVD or CD driver",
    and installation aborts. I red a lot of messages in the net,
    but I'm rather confused. I don't understand if my motherboard
    is supported, because the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
    doesn't find any trouble.

    Thanx M.
     
  2. Dennis Pack

    Dennis Pack Flightless Bird

    In article <hsuvj7$pme$1@speranza.aioe.org>, mauro.sacchetto@gmail.com
    says...
    >
    > I've a (rather old) Asus P5N32-e SLI. When I try to install
    > Windows 7 from DVD, I receive the message:
    > "It lacks a DVD or CD driver",
    > and installation aborts. I red a lot of messages in the net,
    > but I'm rather confused. I don't understand if my motherboard
    > is supported, because the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
    > doesn't find any trouble.
    >
    > Thanx M.


    Mauro:
    Unfortunately Asus hasn't written the drivers for this mother
    board yet. You have to contact Asus for the drivers. Have a great day.

    Dennis Pack
     
  3. c_atiel

    c_atiel Flightless Bird

    I believe (I am too lazy to look it up) ASUS P5 motherboards are socket 775
    with Intel chipsets: these are compatible with the Win 7 installation DVD. I
    have a two year old (ancient!) ASUS P5 motherboard (different model) that
    has had several flavors of Win 7 installed.
    Intel socket 775 chipset motherboards are still being sold in new machines
    factory loaded with Win7. Intel chipset drivers are the same regardless of
    mobo manufacturer. Intel writes them, not the motherboard maker. Intel is
    likely to have more up to date drivers on its website than ASUS. Ditto for
    NVidia.
    You are having some other issue and need to supply more information.
    Core system CD/DVD drivers are universal and the ones on the Win7
    installation DVD should work with whatever brand optical drive you have. The
    error message about DVD/CD drivers should not be related to the motherboard.
    Are you upgrading from XP?
    Is there an activated version of a qualifying OS on the computer now?
    Are you trying to install an upgrade DVD from boot rather than through an
    existing version of Windows?
    How far do you get in the installation process?
    Are you certain there are no hardware problems in your computer?
    One trick is to copy the Win7 install DVD to your hard drive and install
    from that. Voila, no optical drive needed! You can also make a bootable USB
    thumb drive.
     
  4. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    "c_atiel" <fac_187@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hsv6ag$24j$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > I believe (I am too lazy to look it up) ASUS P5 motherboards are socket
    > 775 with Intel chipsets: these are compatible with the Win 7 installation
    > DVD. I have a two year old (ancient!) ASUS P5 motherboard (different
    > model) that has had several flavors of Win 7 installed.
    > Intel socket 775 chipset motherboards are still being sold in new machines
    > factory loaded with Win7. Intel chipset drivers are the same regardless of
    > mobo manufacturer. Intel writes them, not the motherboard maker. Intel is
    > likely to have more up to date drivers on its website than ASUS. Ditto for
    > NVidia.
    > You are having some other issue and need to supply more information.
    > Core system CD/DVD drivers are universal and the ones on the Win7
    > installation DVD should work with whatever brand optical drive you have.
    > The error message about DVD/CD drivers should not be related to the
    > motherboard.
    > Are you upgrading from XP?
    > Is there an activated version of a qualifying OS on the computer now?
    > Are you trying to install an upgrade DVD from boot rather than through an
    > existing version of Windows?
    > How far do you get in the installation process?
    > Are you certain there are no hardware problems in your computer?
    > One trick is to copy the Win7 install DVD to your hard drive and install
    > from that. Voila, no optical drive needed! You can also make a bootable
    > USB thumb drive.

    agreed, win 7 32 bit is running on my sons P5N32-e SLI with no problems
    --
    John the West Ham fan

    housetrained@hotmail.com
    <><
     
  5. Mauro Sacchetto

    Mauro Sacchetto Flightless Bird

    c_atiel wrote:
    > I believe (I am too lazy to look it up) ASUS P5 motherboards are socket
    > 775 with Intel chipsets: these are compatible with the Win 7 installation
    > DVD. I have a two year old (ancient!) ASUS P5 motherboard (different
    > model) that has had several flavors of Win 7 installed.

    Yes, 775 socket.

    [cut]

    > Core system CD/DVD drivers are universal and the ones on the Win7

    DVD is a Pioneer DVR 112 (in IDE mode from BIOS)
    and works very fine with XP and Linux.


    > installation DVD should work with whatever brand optical drive you have.
    > The error message about DVD/CD drivers should not be related to the
    > motherboard. Are you upgrading from XP?

    I've an XP installation on my Windows partition.
    Do u think it better to format before installing Windows 7 ?
    In any case I didn't try an upgrade, but a new installation.


    > Is there an activated version of a qualifying OS on the computer now?

    As before, Windows XP ServicePack 3.


    > Are you trying to install an upgrade DVD from boot rather than through an
    > existing version of Windows?

    No, the DVD is a complete and new Windows 7.


    > How far do you get in the installation process?

    It begins, asks me to choose the language,
    and after is no more able to continue. The installation program
    tells me that a DVD/CD driver id lacking.
    At all, 2 or 3 minute.


    > Are you certain there are no hardware problems in your computer?

    Yes. It work without any problem with XP, Debian and Slackware.

    > One trick is to copy the Win7 install DVD to your hard drive and install
    > from that. Voila, no optical drive needed! You can also make a bootable
    > USB thumb drive.

    From XP?

    Thanx!
    M.
     
  6. Robert Sudbury

    Robert Sudbury Flightless Bird

    http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool

    .... and on that page is the link:

    http://images2.store.microsoft.com/prod/clustera/framework/w7udt/1.0/en-us/Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe


    "Mauro Sacchetto" <mauro.sacchetto@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ht0g8a$har$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > c_atiel wrote:
    >> I believe (I am too lazy to look it up) ASUS P5 motherboards are socket
    >> 775 with Intel chipsets: these are compatible with the Win 7 installation
    >> DVD. I have a two year old (ancient!) ASUS P5 motherboard (different
    >> model) that has had several flavors of Win 7 installed.

    > Yes, 775 socket.
    >
    > [cut]
    >
    >> Core system CD/DVD drivers are universal and the ones on the Win7

    > DVD is a Pioneer DVR 112 (in IDE mode from BIOS)
    > and works very fine with XP and Linux.
    >
    >
    >> installation DVD should work with whatever brand optical drive you have.
    >> The error message about DVD/CD drivers should not be related to the
    >> motherboard. Are you upgrading from XP?

    > I've an XP installation on my Windows partition.
    > Do u think it better to format before installing Windows 7 ?
    > In any case I didn't try an upgrade, but a new installation.
    >
    >
    >> Is there an activated version of a qualifying OS on the computer now?

    > As before, Windows XP ServicePack 3.
    >
    >
    >> Are you trying to install an upgrade DVD from boot rather than through an
    >> existing version of Windows?

    > No, the DVD is a complete and new Windows 7.
    >
    >
    >> How far do you get in the installation process?

    > It begins, asks me to choose the language,
    > and after is no more able to continue. The installation program
    > tells me that a DVD/CD driver id lacking.
    > At all, 2 or 3 minute.
    >
    >
    >> Are you certain there are no hardware problems in your computer?

    > Yes. It work without any problem with XP, Debian and Slackware.
    >
    >> One trick is to copy the Win7 install DVD to your hard drive and install
    >> from that. Voila, no optical drive needed! You can also make a bootable
    >> USB thumb drive.

    > From XP?
    >
    > Thanx!
    > M.
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