I have tried to boot my OEM Windows 7 disk but it is not recognized.
This is a rebuild of a machine, new Anthlon X2, new Biostar MB, 2Gb RAM, new WD 500 STAT HD, new 430W PSU.
I tried several times to get the OEM Windows 7 disk to boot but nothing. To test what was wrong I inserted my XP home disk and that booted fine? I went ahead and did a base install of XP and it worked fine.
I installed my previous IDE HD and moved data to and external HD, but now I want to do a clean install of Windows 7 to the SATA HD and remove the IDE HD, but the OEM disk doesn't boot. From inside Windows Explorer if I view the D: (DVD) I see it has a disk but when I explore the disk it show no files? Is this normal? Is it an image that will not show the files?
Any help would be appreciated