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Windows 7: Win 7 DVD not bootable


24 Apr 2011   #1

Win 7 64 Bit
 
 
Win 7 DVD not bootable

Hello, I want to install win 7 and i have a 100% working DVD as i tried at another pc.
the problem now when i restart my pc it doesnot read it and i made the dvd boot before the hard disk and it still not booting from it.

I tried to search before posting this thread, but i amnot very good on these things and i didnot understand how to solve it, please give me the steps for doing it and don't tell me "burn the cd" or "do something" as i don't know how to do these things..

Thanks.


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24 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

You provide very little information about what you did.

Does the PC have an operating system in place? Can you read the DVD from that OS? Are you trying to install a 64 bit version of Windows 7 on a machine with a 32 bit OS in place?
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24 Apr 2011   #3

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

1 way to install Windows 7 would be to copy the contents of the DVD to a folder on your root folder...

1 example would be to create Windows 7 Install in C:

You can then run the setup from there and choose a custom install which will install Windows 7 (even from within Windows 7).

You can then Cleanup the Windows.old folder.


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24 Apr 2011   #4
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At PC startup, try tapping the Asus F8 one-time Boot menu key to boot the DVD. Clean Install Windows 7

As stated you can also try running the DVD from the existing OS if you have one.
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24 Apr 2011   #5

Win 7 64 Bit
 
 

Thanx all for trying to help
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
You provide very little information about what you did.

Does the PC have an operating system in place? Can you read the DVD from that OS? Are you trying to install a 64 bit version of Windows 7 on a machine with a 32 bit OS in place?
yes my pc already have win 7
i don't know what is the Operating System! but if you mean from the windows yes i can see it and it opens asking to be installed and if you mean at the start of the windows no i can't see the part telling me "press any key to boot from CD/DVD"
and i am trying to install 64 Bit in a 64 Bit machine
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi, welcome to the forums
1 way to install Windows 7 would be to copy the contents of the DVD to a folder on your root folder...
1 example would be to create Windows 7 Install in C:
You can then run the setup from there and choose a custom install which will install Windows 7 (even from within Windows 7).
You can then Cleanup the Windows.old folder.
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I want to format drive C before installing win 7, will this way help me in doing this?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
At PC startup, try tapping the Asus F8 one-time Boot menu key to boot the DVD. Clean Install Windows 7

As stated you can also try running the DVD from the existing OS if you have one.
just click F8 when it boot? ok i will try it now.
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24 Apr 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

the simplest way is seting DVD to first place in bios boot order or even more simplest metod is installing form USB stick and doing the same thing (faster install)
just hit F2 or del depends on your bios, u can see at the bottom when bios starts what button to press.

no need for fantasy tricks and no need for fantasy knowelede.

regards,
sasanet
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24 Apr 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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24 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TrEmEnDoUs View Post
Hello, I want to install win 7 and i have a 100% working DVD as i tried at another pc.
the problem now when i restart my pc it doesnot read it and i made the dvd boot before the hard disk and it still not booting from it.

I tried to search before posting this thread, but i amnot very good on these things and i didnot understand how to solve it, please give me the steps for doing it and don't tell me "burn the cd" or "do something" as i don't know how to do these things..

Thanks.
Your optical drive is suspect.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sasanet View Post
...... even more simplest metod is installing form USB stick and doing the same thing (faster install)
just hit F2 or del depends on your bios, u can see at the bottom when bios starts what button to press.

no need for fantasy tricks and no need for fantasy knowelede.

regards,
sasanet
Booting from a pendrive - I endorse it. Simple but not as simple as sasanet seems to suggest.

Here is the solution for the OP:

Make an ISO of your Win 7 DVD media on your friend's computer.

Download YUMI YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux and make your bootable pendrive with Windows 7 ISO on it. Read about the known issues and unplug your pendrive before the first start of Windows during setup.

Since you also want to format your C drive before installing Windows 7, you may also put the parted magic ISO on the pendrive. If I remember correct it is listed in YUMI.

So you will have one pendrive with which you can accomplish both the tasks - formatting and installing Windows 7.

Help:

ISO to USB flash drive, what software

Creating a bootable flash drive from ISO file

Say "No" to burning bootable CDs, DVDs from ISOs
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25 Apr 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

[Quote]yes my pc already have win 7[Quote] from post 5.

Why are you reinstalling?
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