Quote: Originally Posted by saakeman
Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown
On a couple of different desktops, I have had to disconnect the power & data cables of the DVD ( with the computer turned off of course) Power ON the computer with NO CD or DVD drives connected, till it loads everything to the main desktop screen. Then power OFF & reconnect cables. Then power ON again making sure you are connected to the internet.
Windows 7 usually finds & installs the DVD drive automatically.
wont that damage the motherboard to unplug while the pc on ??? and i dont want to take risks , as this is really an old dvd rom
You just explained your own problem - coz DVD is old the laser simply can't read the type of format that microsoft have published the Windows 7 DVD disk as.
Think it is dual layer -R
If you are very lucky - there might be a firmware update which will enable your DVD to read it.
What make/exact model is the DVD player?
Otherwise trip to a computer shop for a new one.