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Windows 7: Cd drive cannot read windows 7 disc for installation purposes

20 Dec 2012   #1
mog8

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Cd drive cannot read windows 7 disc for installation purposes

Hi

I am trying to install Windows 7 onto my laptop as I want to do a clean install to wipe off everything and have windows freshly put on.

My cd/dvd drive cannot read the disc. You can here the drive attempting to load up the disc but to know success.
I have tried Microsoft Fix, does not work (however, it has in the past as well as booting from disc at startup-that too has worked in the past), I have tried booting from the cd/dvd drive on bootup, I have attempted to go into the registry and delete lowers installers I think its called (I didnt do this on previously installation attempts and I installed fine).

I have all correct drivers according to my laptop, plus Ive gone into the packard bell website to download the correct drivers and I have used windows update too in case im missing anything.

Nothing is working.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks


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20 Dec 2012   #2
Lovus

Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Is there noise coming from cd-drive as it's reading your cd ?
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20 Dec 2012   #3
mog8

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Is there noise coming from cd-drive as it's reading your cd ?

LOVUS..
A very brief noise as though its trying to read the disc but cannot get started. This has happend before. I got it to work once but now cannot remember how to get this disc installed, or at least, up and running to install Windows again
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20 Dec 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

First off, stop messing with everything in the system to try and make the dvd drive work.

Does it read other discs fine ?

Have you used this disc b4 ?
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20 Dec 2012   #5
mog8

windows 7 64bit
 
 
CD/DVD Drive cannot read windows 7 disc

Hi AddRam

The drive reads other discs fine yes. I just tried a dvd for example. Loaded up a bit slow, but it loaded fine and played.
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20 Dec 2012   #6
noworries

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Borrow an external CD/dvd drive and run it from there! Alternatively you could create a bootable USB stick and install it from there (step by step guide available online).. This however does require some thinking and a lot more time than the external DVD drive option.
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20 Dec 2012   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

No, putting the windows installer on a usb drive is childs play, and takes about 30 seconds.
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20 Dec 2012   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mog8 View Post
Hi AddRam

The drive reads other discs fine yes. I just tried a dvd for example. Loaded up a bit slow, but it loaded fine and played.
Well then, something is wrong with the windows disc. Where did it come from ? Did you try it on another machine ?
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20 Dec 2012   #9
mog8

windows 7 64bit
 
 
windows installer on usb stick

AddRam

How much space would I require to do this.

I surfed the net, and it says I need around 4gb?

Also, if I put windows installer on the usb drive, im not the most computer literate and what would I need to do?

Can I perform a custom install just like what the windows installation cd/dvd offers so I can cleanly install everything like new?
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20 Dec 2012   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

It`s all here in the tutorials, I`m not gonna dig it all up for you.

I`m such a sucker !!

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

The 3rd tut is the easiest.


Start Reading
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