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Windows 7: Unable To Boot Disk For Windows 7 RC! - PLEASE HELP!

06 Jun 2009   #1
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 
Unable To Boot Disk For Windows 7 RC! - PLEASE HELP!

I downloaded the 7 RC 32 Bit Version. Using Magic ISO to burn the files into the DVD+R. The installation works from my current OS which is Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit.

When I load the DVD, it says something like, unable to boot.

How can I boot from the DVD so I can do a clean install?


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06 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Windows 7 user
Is the dvd player listed in BIOS as a bootible device? when you re-boot there is a key (usually F2) that puts you into setup. Then find the section that device boot order (or something like it) and check the dvd to make sure its checked. You can force DVD boot by hitting the "d" key (sometimes the c key) untill it beeps.

Hope this helped

Ken
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06 Jun 2009   #3
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Windows 7 user
Is the dvd player listed in BIOS as a bootible device? when you re-boot there is a key (usually F2) that puts you into setup. Then find the section that device boot order (or something like it) and check the dvd to make sure its checked. You can force DVD boot by hitting the "d" key (sometimes the c key) untill it beeps.

Hope this helped

Ken
Yes I press f2, it tries to boot. I keep retrying with f1, but it does not boot.
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06 Jun 2009   #4
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

I press f2, it tries to boot. I keep retrying with f1, but it does not boot.
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06 Jun 2009   #5
saiarcot895

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You may want to try F8. If that doesn't work, hold down other Function keys until something different happens.
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06 Jun 2009   #6
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saiarcot895 View Post
You may want to try F8. If that doesn't work, hold down other Function keys until something different happens.
Well it tries to boot and the light goes on at the player.

Is it really a bootable disk?
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06 Jun 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Im sorry
I wasnt very clear.
1-try booting from the install dvd by hitting the d key repeatedly during boot. does it boot from the dvd?
2-if not go into your bios setup by hitting f2 during boot. dont worry abt actually booting from the dvd. just see if in the area of BIOS called boot order it has your dvd marked as one of the places the computer can boot from.

See what those results are.

Ken
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06 Jun 2009   #8
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Im sorry
I wasnt very clear.
1-try booting from the install dvd by hitting the d key repeatedly during boot. does it boot from the dvd?
2-if not go into your bios setup by hitting f2 during boot. dont worry abt actually booting from the dvd. just see if in the area of BIOS called boot order it has your dvd marked as one of the places the computer can boot from.

See what those results are.

Ken

What I did was downloaded the ISO file from the MS site. Using Magic ISO, I burn the files into the DVD. ISO file itself was not burned into the DVD, just the files. I mean it runs from Vista but it won't boot from the DVD. I keep pressing F1 to retry and the light goes on for the drive, but it does not boot.
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06 Jun 2009   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Sounds like Magic Iso did not burn it correctly. Try Free program ImgBurn & burn a new DVD that will boot up.
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06 Jun 2009   #10
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows 7 User View Post
Well it tries to boot and the light goes on at the player.

Is it really a bootable disk?
looks like you said it was a dvd +- r maybe try burning using dvd+r at lowest speed possible
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