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Windows 7: Installing windows from external dvd-rw


10 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Installing windows from external dvd-rw

Hi friends,

I have a compaq c772 laptop, and it's internal dvd writer is damaged. I have bought a new asus external DVD-RW, but when i tried to boot from the external dvd-rw, it did not boot.

on start i pressed f9 and select the asus cd-rom to boot, but after spining the disc for a while it is booting the installed version from harddisk.

Then, what is the exact procedure to boot from external DVD-ROM, or is it not possible?


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10 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Should be. What are you trying to boot?

If it's Windows 7 DVD, where did you get it? Have you booted to install from it successfully before?
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12 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have installed it successfully before, from the internal DVD drive.

It is windows 7 system repair disc. I often use it to repair from a previously created system image on an external hard disc.

But now this disc is not booting from external DVD drive.
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12 Feb 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

What option in BIOS are you using to boot External DVD-Rom?
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12 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
What option in BIOS are you using to boot External DVD-Rom?

I pressed F9 on start up, it shows "select boot menu", under this tab
ATAPI TSST ..... CDROM (internal dvd drive)
samsung HDD
ASUS ..... CDROM (external dvd drive)

I selected third one,

now it gave option , " press any key to boot from cd or dvd "
i pressed enter key

a blank screen appear and remain blank.
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12 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Check in BIOS to see if there are any other USB options to unable.

But if you are being prompted as stated then it should boot unless the DVD or ISO are bad.

Where did you get Windows 7? If you burned it yourself, try another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify.
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