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


20 Dec 2012   #1

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

Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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

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

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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

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

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

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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

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

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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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