I purchased recent an HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 and a Windows Server 2008 designed for HP Servers and when I want to install the OS (Windows Server 2008) on My Server I receive following error:

A required CD/DVD drive device is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD,DVD, of USB flash drive, please insert it now. Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it from this step.

I was try to add chipset driver from stick, but the installer doesn't recognize it.


  • You've not put enough information here; are you installing from DVD and if so are you using one of the internal HP drives? Also have you looked at the boot config - I suspect you just need to put the DVD drive ahead of the disk controller in the boot sequence. – Chopper3 Mar 31 '15 at 11:47

You canrun BIOS setting and select SATA for controller choice.. This would boot your server with sata disks configuration and you caould install windows ; then configure - if needed yur RAID and other settings

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