Microsoft is a popular and remarkable company on the globe. It is providing various apps among the users. But recently, Microsoft has been trying to reduce the dependency of the users on installation media such as- CD, DVD, USB, etc. A number of users upgraded to Windows 10 directly from a system update. Although, as wise as the intent of the company was, some of the users are still suggested to install their operating system with the help of installation media.
The issue is “A media driver your computer needs is missing”
Some users are reporting that they are facing an issue when they try to install Windows 10/8.1/8 and a few earlier versions from installation media the error is mentioned below:-
“A media driver your computer system needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB, or Hard disk drive. If you have a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive with the driver on it, please insert it now”.
If you are using the Windows 7 then you will get the below-given error on your screen:-
“A required CD or DVD drive device driver is missing. If you are using a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please you have to insert it now”.
This error message will make it clear that the installation media is missing one or more essential drivers and so the system has stopped the installation process.
Microsoft is suggesting some of the common causes behind this error, which are the given below:-
- The installation media was ejected while the installation process was in progress. It was supposed to remain inside while the installation was complete.
- A weak or low-quality installation media might have been the big reason behind this error. If you are used it to install the operating system. It might not be able to transfer the data correctly.
- If the speed of the burning the installation media was not proper. In this case, your system was not able to read the drivers correctly.
- If the ISO file inside the installation media was infected or corrupted and thus the files containing the drivers missed.
In short, in this condition, your operating system was not able to read the ISO file correctly. To get immediate rid with this error, you can try the following mentioned suggestions:-
1- Plug the USB Drive into another Port:-
- To save your time, you should click on the cancel upon getting the error option.
- Then remove the USB drive that is being used as the installation media safely.
- After that, plug it with another USB port, and then you need to repeat the installation process.
- Hope that this suggestion will help you.
Also if you are using an old computer system, then you can avoid using the USB 1.0 port for installing Windows 10, if at all the system is in a position to support the installation.
2- Repair the Hardware Requirements of the System:-
You have to ensure that your computer system’s parameters are doing works properly more than the minimum requirements. For example- While Microsoft is suggesting 2GB of RAM for a 64-bit Windows 10 computer system. Usually, you have to need 4GB or more for installation and functioning entirely.
3- Repair the Installation Media:-
It has also happened that the ISO file is not completed or corrupted on the installation disk.
- To check this, you need to insert the installation disk on any system.
- Then right-click on the CD/DVD drives and then selects the Properties option.
- You have to make sure that the size of the installation media and compare it with the size stated on Microsoft’s website.
- The size of the media changes with each of the update, so you are not able to give any fixed number here.
- In another way, you need to download the latest installation file from Microsoft’s website and then make another installation media out of the same.
- You have to get a high-quality media drive for a popular brand this time.
- The license key would be the same as you have received with the original installation media, but you will be not able to use on the same or multiple systems, it depends upon the version that you have bought.
4- Check BIOS Settings:-
- If above given will not help you, then you need to do the settings of the BIOS itself.
- You need to check the USB 3.0 settings in the BIOS that it should be set to auto and the Legacy USB and Legacy BIOS settings should be disabled in the BIOS.
We hope that the given suggestions will help you to get rid of this issue and save your time and efforts.