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Windows 7: Linux to Windows 7 change and lost my cd

27 Sep 2011   #1
scooter326

Windows 7
 
 
Linux to Windows 7 change and lost my cd

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB 15-FA. Everything works fine on Linux but, I need to run Windows 7 for some new required work. When I load the 7 the system does not recognize the cd drive. It works fine under Linux. I have reformatted, loaded Windows 7 only etc but, it still does not work.

I assumt that the Linux made firmware changes to my cd drive that need to be reset.

Any help would really be appreciated.


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28 Sep 2011   #2
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Download Parted Magic and burn it to a CD. Then boot with this disc and format the HDD to a NTFS . After that it should run your win 7 disc.
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28 Sep 2011   #3
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scooter326 View Post
When I load the 7 the system does not recognize the cd drive
How did you install Windows then?
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28 Sep 2011   #4
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scooter326 View Post
When I load the 7 the system does not recognize the cd drive
How did you install Windows then?
I believe that he is suggesting that his Linux OS doesn't allow the Win7 OS to be loaded via his CD-ROM. Assuming that he has made the CD-ROM the first boot device in the BIOS and things still don't work, I would burn a version of Parted Magic (as was suggested earlier) and format the entire hard drive to NTFS or FAT32 - either one will work.
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28 Sep 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Win 7 only runs on NTFS.
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28 Sep 2011   #6
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Win 7 only runs on NTFS.
Very true, but it will recognize Fat32 and allow a partition and format to NTFS in the setup. I guess I should have clarified that.
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28 Sep 2011   #7
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scooter326 View Post
I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB 15-FA. Everything works fine on Linux but, I need to run Windows 7 for some new required work. When I load the 7 the system does not recognize the cd drive. It works fine under Linux. I have reformatted, loaded Windows 7 only etc but, it still does not work.

I assumt that the Linux made firmware changes to my cd drive that need to be reset.

Any help would really be appreciated.
I have never heard of an OS (be it Linux, Windows, BSD, OS/2, etc.) changing any hardware firmware without user direction.

Can you describe exactly what you do/what happens when you load Windows? Does the Vaio boot to your Windows install DVD or does the Vaio not "see" the drive?

If the DVD boots, are you then formating the hard drive as NTFS? If YES, does Win7 then install? If YES, is it then that Win7 doesn't find the DVD drive?

Regards,
GEWB
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