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Windows 7: Trying to get Windows 7 working again


11 Jun 2009   #11
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Ok, your disc worked once, thats a plus... so I'd start with the easiest solution, and that's to clean and buff the disc. You probably threw it somehwere thinking you wouldn't need it again, and it got smudged. If their are scratches, toothpaste works wonders by filling up the top-most layer of plastic that is prone to them.

Next, is to find another DVD reader, see if one with a stronger lense can read yur disc.

If your stilling hitting issues, try re-downloading, and re-burning the ISO. Nero works best, but there are other good programs out there. Although, I would recommend the USB method overtop all else. There is alot less data-loss when you move the files to a drive, then burning to a DVD. If a large enough thumb drive isent possible for you at the moment, my second choice is a DVD-RW, it has a higher data-retention rate, becuase the data-writer can fix mistakes as it burns. It's also what M$ uses to test the DVD-burn-then-install scenerios.

Try the above, and let us know how it goes!

-D


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12 Jun 2009   #12
BillyPS3

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Well I recorded another dvd, same result, but I didn't try another dvd burner. I should have used my dad's nice plextor drive. I got Windows working again, but I have to do system restores whenever something goes wrong, but at least it works.
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12 Jun 2009   #13
WSF

Windows 7/Windows XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BillyPS3 View Post
Yes im booting from the cd. It gets to the message telling me to press a key to enter setup, it does its loading stuff, gets to that blue background and nothing else. The dvd stops spinning and the installation window doesn't pop up.

Im using the 32 bit version, and Im not sure what version it is, but it is the release candidate
Wait, so you are saying that you restarted and booted from the disc?
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12 Jun 2009   #14
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BillyPS3 View Post
Well I recorded another dvd, same result, but I didn't try another dvd burner. I should have used my dad's nice plextor drive. I got Windows working again, but I have to do system restores whenever something goes wrong, but at least it works.
yeah, try the cool burner. here's the order of reliability:

1) USB thumb drive method - has NEVER failed me, except when the download got some bad packets, thats posible too. Download twice, and try both.

2) DVD-RW - much more data-retention, as your OS corrects any mistakes as it burns.

3) DVD-R - alot of data loss, you might want to burn 5 or 6 times on different burners with each download.
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