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Windows 7: Blanks screen on boot from dvd

25 Aug 2011   #1
gunseng01

windows 7 professional 64
 
 
Blanks screen on boot from dvd

Hi, I'm trying to install windows 7 professional 32bit on a computer I kinda pieced together for my parents, after my POST screen it just goes blank and I get a blinking white cursor, no "to boot from cd press any key..." or anything after sitting at the blank screen for a minute itll just go to the bootmanager screen. Any ideas?

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25 Aug 2011   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try booting the DVD from the one time boot menu.

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25 Aug 2011   #3
gunseng01

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

Alright I've tried the disc in 3 different computers and all have the same issue. I burnt this disc myself, maybe I burnt it too fast and its not bootable? Also its a DVD+R, is that an issue?
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25 Aug 2011   #4
theog

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Where did you get the ISO from?
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25 Aug 2011   #5
gunseng01

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

Microsoft store, its student discount professional
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25 Aug 2011   #6
theog

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May be worth redownloading.
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25 Aug 2011   #7
gunseng01

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

You'd believe the ISO to be bad before you think the burn was bad?
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25 Aug 2011   #8
theog

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Could be both.
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25 Aug 2011   #9
gunseng01

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

It was the burn, burnt it again at 2x and it worked like a charm.
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25 Aug 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello gunseng01, welocme to Seven Forums!


Good to see you got the install started though if it's all 'old' hardware, it may be worth the time to have a look through the information below to get the best place to install Windows to.


information   Information

1) To rule out HDD Master Boot Record format errors, boot the Windows 7 installation media to diskpart and run the clean command, it takes only seconds to complete; once the clean finishes, exit diskpart and use the Windows 7 installer to create and format a single 100GB partition for the installation.

If that doesn't work, after another clean, use diskpart to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to see if that works, use Step Two #2 in the SSD/HDD tutorial for reference.

You can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

2) If you have ever had Linux installed to the HDD in any way, a simple clean command will not over-write the Grub boot-loader, you must use the full clean all command to completely over-write the Grub loader so Windows will install.
How to Boot to DISKPART at PC Startup

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