I am trying to install Windows 7 on my PC, having successfully done so without issue on my laptop.
I have tried to burn the ISO file onto various DVD's, all of which have failed. This is not helped by my DVD drive in my PC being dated, IDE. However, I burn the ISO image to DVD's using my laptop using IMGBurn at 4x speed (or lower) and the DVD always registers in my PC.
I get various errors depending on the DVD, all burned using the same ISO.
Sometimes it starts to install, only to be met with the "files missing" error, which I presume is a bad burn.
Sometimes I get the "driver missing" message. I have followed the advice, physically unplugging all drives except the HDD I wish to install Windows to and the DVD drive. I also tried changing the SATA setting to "AHCI" as recommended. This doesn't seem to be the main issue however, as I say, I often get as far as the "Expanding Files" stage before an error occurs.
To bypass the dodgy drive and dodgy DVD burning stage, I have tried to make a bootable USB drive. I firstly used Universal USB Installer 188.8.131.52, which worked fine. However, despite booting up the initial set-up page, it said no bootable drive could be found, odd given that it got that far.
I tried using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, however this just says "We were unable to copy your files".
Having tried every available option I have read on this very helpful forum, I feel I have no option but to create a thread detailing my problems.
If anyone want's more info, please ask and I will endeavour to provide it.