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Windows 7: [Urgent] PC restarts after booting from DVD

01 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
[Urgent] PC restarts after booting from DVD

Hi guys,

I wanted to upgrade XP to 7, I've upgraded it partially when in XP. So now XP is no more, and I only have to boot from the DVD.

But now I have the problem:
Every time I insert the Windows 7 DVD the pc says
"Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." (as normal),
When I've pressed the any key, the PC does absolutely nothing and just restarts.

After that, I fiddled around in my BIOS, "turned a few switches", made a copy on a fresh DVD. Now when I insert the DVD, the PC says:

Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
When I've pressed the any key the PC says:
Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
When I've pressed the any key the PC does absolutely nothing, no reboot, no loading, no next screen, no nothing, altough the underscore flashes trougout the whole time.

I've cleaned the pc from the inside, (with a vacuumcleaner), opened the CD/DVD player, blowed air in it so the dust could come out... Nothing works...

Could someone please tell what's wrong?
Is it the DVD? Is it the DVD-player? Is it the motherboard? Is it because my keyboard does not have the any key? Is het something wrong with my BIOS settings?


Help,
Superstalker

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01 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Just to confirm, the original DVD you tried is a real original Microsoft windows 7 DVD and not a copy?
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01 Aug 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

toxications,

Now I assume the name is not an indication of the source of the problems.

My suggestion is:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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01 Aug 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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01 Aug 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Can another bootable CD or DVD boot correctly at prompt?

If so, where did you get Windows 7? Burn it using ImgBurn at 4X speed with Verify which never fails if the ISO is good. Look for the word "bootable" in text at left after loading ISO.

Do you have a 4gb+ flash stick to try booting to install Windows 7? If so, follow one of these methods to write the ISO to it: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Try also running installer from XP to see if it will install.
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01 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Make sure no USB devices are hanging off the machine too.
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02 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Just to confirm, the original DVD you tried is a real original Microsoft windows 7 DVD and not a copy?
The original disc was to severely damaged (cats), the PC couldn't read the disc, only my laptop (brandnew) could read it. So I was forced copy it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
toxications,

Now I assume the name is not an indication of the source of the problems.

My suggestion is:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
Great idea, now I just need the pc to read the installdisc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Yes, all the drives are there in the BIOS, even a floppy disk I don't even have. I'll fill in the system specs later when I have the time.
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02 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toxications View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Just to confirm, the original DVD you tried is a real original Microsoft windows 7 DVD and not a copy?
The original disc was to severely damaged (cats), the PC couldn't read the disc, only my laptop (brandnew) could read it. So I was forced copy it.
So, was the copy made from the already scratched disk or a brand new Win 7 disk?

Did you do a 1 to 1 copy (Copy Disk) or did you just move the files to a blank cd and burnt the disk?

It appears that your CD is not a bootable CD and therein lies the problem.
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