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Windows 7: Can't install Windows 7 after purging HD

07 Nov 2011   #21
Salzus

Windows 7
 
 

With the USB drive plugged in the boot order is:
1: USB CDROM
2: ATAPI CD/DVD ROM Drive
3: Notebook Hard Drive
4: USB Floppy
5: USB Hard Drive
6: USB Diskette on key
!7: Network Adapter


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07 Nov 2011   #22
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Well, Salzus, now I'm out of options I can think of. It could be a keyboard fault, but this can't be handled online, someone has to physically inspect the laptop.
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07 Nov 2011   #23
Salzus

Windows 7
 
 

It can't be the keyboard if I can go into the bios and move around to select the options. If it was a keyboard fault it should still not be showing a flashing cursor. I am stumped too.
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07 Nov 2011   #24
gregrocker

 

Win7 installer cannot boot from a CD-ROM as it is on a DVD.

If the USB drive boots DVD's then it should be labeled DVD.
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07 Nov 2011   #25
Salzus

Windows 7
 
 

But I used it to install windows7 on a net book(as you know net books have no CD-ROM, unless it worked because it had an OS already.
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07 Nov 2011   #26
Salzus

Windows 7
 
 

The front of the CD-Rom player also states DVD - Multi it just shows up at USB - CD-ROM
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07 Nov 2011   #27
Salzus

Windows 7
 
 

Either way, when I use the external drive or the built in drive it does the same thing.
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07 Nov 2011   #28
Salzus

Windows 7
 
 

Any suggestions?
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07 Nov 2011   #29
Salzus

Windows 7
 
 

Don't know if this helps but I used DBAN Nuke to purge the HD. I put that CD in now and it can read it. So I am thinking perhaps it is an issue with reading DVDs so I am currently download XP from the Microsoft ISDN site and will try and install it. If it works then I got a stepping stone.
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07 Nov 2011   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For a test, download and burn this CD (last item on the webpage) and see whether that boots. It must have something to do with the fact that your working with .isos.
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