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Windows 7: New PC wont load

08 Jul 2011   #31
Microsoft MVP

 

If you don' t get the prompt to "Press Any Key to Boot DVD" then DVD is either not bootable or BIOS is not set to boot DVD correctly. Try using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger DVD drive:
Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F12
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button


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09 Jul 2011   #32

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you don' t get the prompt to "Press Any Key to Boot DVD" then DVD is either not bootable or BIOS is not set to boot DVD correctly. Try using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger DVD drive:
Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F12
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button
So ill just spam one of them as i turn pc on?
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09 Jul 2011   #33

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

What is some of your other hardware ? OnBoard video or what Video card do you have ? Do you have any other USB ext devices attached during all you attempts ? Extra monitors or TVs ?
Nothing, motherboard, graphics card, ram, psupply, dvd drive and hdrive.
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09 Jul 2011   #34

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

Your black screen with the blinking curser in your first few posts is usually then a problem with the video card or video card drivers.
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09 Jul 2011   #35

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Your black screen with the blinking curser in your first few posts is usually then a problem with the video card or video card drivers.
The gcard works as im using it now in old pc and drivers it has none installed becaus ei cant get on to intstall them
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09 Jul 2011   #36
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

As a test unplug your hard drives SATA connector and try booting from the DVD again. If my hunch is correct you will get a No operating system found, please insert system disk, or similar message. I think the flashing cursor is because your system is skipping by the DVD and still trying to boot off of the hard drive. When you used this DVD on your other systems did you do a clean install or did you run the install from the previous version of windows? It might be a good idea to put that DVD in one of your other PC's and verify it is in fact bootable. If some one knows of a good utility to do that would they please post it, I have to admit thats one thing I'm not up to speed on.
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09 Jul 2011   #37
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheekey View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you don' t get the prompt to "Press Any Key to Boot DVD" then DVD is either not bootable or BIOS is not set to boot DVD correctly. Try using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger DVD drive:
Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F12
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button
So ill just spam one of them as i turn pc on?
Use the one for your make/model, or look for the correct key on the first boot screen. Now is also the time to fill in your System Specs in the bottom left corner of post.

If you don't get the prompt to Press Any Key then I'd confirm the ISO integrity and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write the ISO to flash stick to try install using this handy tool with Windows 7 in the dropdown: Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
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10 Jul 2011   #38

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you wont to reuse the USB Pendrive, use this Method two in this tutorial:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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10 Jul 2011   #39

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
As a test unplug your hard drives SATA connector and try booting from the DVD again. If my hunch is correct you will get a No operating system found, please insert system disk, or similar message. I think the flashing cursor is because your system is skipping by the DVD and still trying to boot off of the hard drive. When you used this DVD on your other systems did you do a clean install or did you run the install from the previous version of windows? It might be a good idea to put that DVD in one of your other PC's and verify it is in fact bootable. If some one knows of a good utility to do that would they please post it, I have to admit thats one thing I'm not up to speed on.
well i just used it to delete everything of my hard drive so im guessing it still works?
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10 Jul 2011   #40

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheekey View Post

Please help this is a joke
one thing from the first post


I was like LOL WTF?
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