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Windows 7: Problem with trying to reformat with win7 install

07 Nov 2009   #1
madcat75

windows 7
 
 
Problem with trying to reformat with win7 install

Sorry if this is the wrong forum but...
I am trying to reformat my PC which has a win7 install on it. The windows XP I put in the CD drive is not being picked up by the PC upon startup. The hard drive has gotten itself into a constant win7 repair loop. I just want to get the winXP cd to read off the CD drive so I can reformat to winXP. I enabled the option in bios to boot from the CD drive first, but no go. What are my options? Thanks.


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07 Nov 2009   #2
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Hello and welcome to SF

You might want to consider asking a moderator to move your post to the "Installation" section of the forum, as that is where the relevant expertise is to be found in high concentrations.
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07 Nov 2009   #3
madcat75

windows 7
 
 

Would it be ok to repost this there?
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07 Nov 2009   #4
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcat75 View Post
Sorry if this is the wrong forum but...
I am trying to reformat my PC which has a win7 install on it. The windows XP I put in the CD drive is not being picked up by the PC upon startup. The hard drive has gotten itself into a constant win7 repair loop. I just want to get the winXP cd to read off the CD drive so I can reformat to winXP. I enabled the option in bios to boot from the CD drive first, but no go. What are my options? Thanks.
regardless of what stage of the install windows 7 is at, your hard drive cannot override your instruction in BIOS to boot from CD/DVD first

So as long as your 110% sure the CD/DVD drive is set to boot first then the only other reason your CD isn't booting is because the drive isn't reading the CD/DVD ?

possibly dodgy CD/DVD drive , wrong media , bad media ?
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08 Nov 2009   #5
madcat75

windows 7
 
 

Well I figured it out, stupid DVD cable came loose from the motherboard somehow! Geez! And the PC shop I took it to, forgot to change the hard drive setting back to IDE, they had set it to RAID to clone the drive to the new PC.
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09 Nov 2009   #6
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcat75 View Post
Well I figured it out, stupid DVD cable came loose from the motherboard somehow! Geez! And the PC shop I took it to, forgot to change the hard drive setting back to IDE, they had set it to RAID to clone the drive to the new PC.
nice 1 , glad your sorted
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