“A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing” in Hyper-V

In the installation process of Windows 2008 R2 as a VM in HyperV, the following error may suddenly come up:

“(Load driver) 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.

Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step.”

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

When I faced this error, I was pretty surprised since I was convinced I had done the installation this way many times.

However, I quickly found out the cause of this error: a corrupted ISO file. The easiest solution for this: download the ISO file again from a trusted source, or find yourself a DVD of Windows 2008, – somewhere – :-) and mount it to the virtual machine.

Now, I only still have to find out how this ISO got corrupted…

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Irving Schwartz
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My computer was off, that was the issue

Stephen
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Its true a curupted ISO is the cause of the error
i used a different ISO and it worked perfectly
Thanks Guys

Joseph
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Exactly. wasted 4 hours. and now we uploaded new ISO file and started installation. but still we wonder how the ISO file corrupted. we used many times the same ISO successfully. any way thanks again. hope this will help others too.

Pravin
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Christian – I am facing the same exact issue and hope will be able to resolve it as you mentioned.

Meanwhile, are you able to find why ISO got corrupt? As far as I know, I haven’t modified ISO file at all.

Thank You!
PS – Adding email here so that I get notified if anybody replies on this thread.

Pravin
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Hi Christian – I am facing the same exact issue and hope will be able to resolve it as you mentioned.

Meanwhile, are you able to find why ISO got corrupt? As far as I know, I haven’t modified ISO file at all.

Thank You!

Anonymous
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Hi Christian – I am facing the same exact issue and hope will be able to resolve it as you mentioned.

Meanwhile, are you able to find why ISO got corrupt? As far as I know, I haven’t modified ISO file at all.

Thank You!

Jeremy
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This helped me out. Thank you!

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