02-08-2012 10:03 AM
In the middle of installing Norton Internet Security 2012 when I boot up my computer I get a message that says A problem has occured that needs your attention. This process is unable to continue because a CD or other media source was removed or disconnected. To continue please re insert or reconnect and press Next. Whenever you press next the window reappears
I checked and my DVD Drive no longer shows up under My Computer. I'm installing on a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium laptop. What do I do now?
02-08-2012 10:09 AM - edited 02-08-2012 10:29 AM
Welcome to the Norton Community!
Sorry that you are having this experience.
NIS 2012 should be installed as Administrator.
Please ensure that NIS is the only realtime security program on your computer - very important for a new install.
If there was a previous install of any other security product, it will need to be properly removed first.
We can help you with that.
It is also possible that the NIS installation went astray and we need to clean it up (remove) and reinstall it.
Let us know.
02-08-2012 11:48 AM
Did you uninstall a previous installation of Norton 360? If so, see the optical drive solution here:
02-09-2012 09:54 AM
We would like to gather log files to find out the root cause of this issue. To gather log files:
1) Visit the below site:
2) Make one change to the steps listed:
Step 2.6: Check all the advanced options
3) In the end, no files will be sent to Symantec automatically. You will be shown the location of the logs after you complete the form after hitting the "finish" button.
Let me know when you have the logs ready, I will help you to upload it.
03-04-2012 12:05 PM
Two separate computers lost the dvd drivers after going through an installation of norton premiere. Norton subscription runs out tomorrow. I bought new 3 license disk. Installation first unistalls old installation (have commented numerous times about having to go through this, instead of just having to put in new license key). When it asks to reboot the computer the computer restarts without the drivers for the dvd's. OS, windows 7 32 bit. When you go through the windows 7 trouble shooter and it tries to reinstall the drivers, it fails. I did this for two computers one right after the other, so I suspect some sort of issue with Norton software or something infected my computer and is preventing Norton from reinstalling by getting rid of drivers, that too is a Norton software problem, because I was running norton 60 premiere protection on both computers.
Regardless it looks like I'm not alone... today's date is 3/4/2012
03-04-2012 08:01 PM
Same problem on my Win7 lost DVD drive on restart, so i did a system restore and tried again. second time i have my DVD back but i can not access any files, says the short cuts do not exist. and NIS 2012 is not showing as installed. Help am stuck now.
03-05-2012 06:46 AM
Came back today to report the use of microsoft's fixit tool worked to restore the drives. Just search microsofts website for Fixit and then look at the various choices, one is specific for cd/dvd problems. When I searched for this thread today to report my success, I came across more instances and in fact a report of the use of fixit to remedy the symptoms. However, a note to whomever is a moderator from Norton, since this seems to have been happening since 2009, it would seem worth while to find out what causes this in the software updates and save us all a lot of problems. My recommendation is to change the way one has to renew when buying a retail disk. I always shop for a good deal on norton software and buy the disk rather than spend the xtra money to pay on line. We have a good number of computers in the family. But when you go to renew, the disk automatically goes into a mode of uninstall old software (regardless of whether the version is any different) and new install. I select save settings. But why not just have us able to simply put in the new license without using the disk and run much the same as is done for an update? Lot less chance of corrution and so much easier on your clients. If that exists already, please post it somewhere easy for us to find. Thanks,
03-05-2012 07:37 AM
Thank you for feedback. We are looking in to this. It would be great if you gather the log files, which would help us to find out the root cause of the problem. Please follow the steps here to gather the log files.
Please follow the steps here to gather the log files.
Let me know once the log file is ready. I'll help you to upload it.
03-05-2012 09:48 AM
If you are not upgrading to a newer version of your product, then yes, you can simply click the "Renew" link on the Norton main window and input your new product key. This will give you another year of subscription time without reinstalling the software. If, however, you are moving up to the latest version, then the old version will need to be uninstalled. And it will not matter whether you are installing from a CD or using the installer that you can download from the Norton website - either way, the new installation will remove the old one because it has to do so. The problem arises only when uninstalling Norton 360 and is likely related to the removal of the drivers for the software that the program uses to backup to CD/DVDs.
03-08-2012 02:01 AM
Similar story - tried installing NIS 2012 after using 360 for years and now I have two computers (1x Vista and 1x Win7) without DVD drivers, with expired security and with no method of installing the NIS I just bought. I wll attempt the various fixes that have been suggested to the numerous other customers who have experienced similar problems. Not impressed.