Quote: Originally Posted by Generator
How are you trying to do a clean install?? You are suppossed to insert Windows 7 DVD then boot from the CD/DVD drive... (not running it from 'My Computer' from within Windows).
Make sure that your PC knows to try and boot from CD/DVD first in the BIOS setup. If it is set to boot from CD first before the hard-drive, then your CD/DVD drive might be dead.
The DVD drive isn't dead, it's been made unaccessible by the same problem that has made my C drive unaccessible, and nearly everything in the control panel unusable, saying things like check the address, or that I don't permission to open / do so and so, and to ask the network administrator for permission.
Even booting in safe mode, and logging in to the Administrator account doesn't change things.
Very Best Wishes,