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Windows 7: Installing win7 from external Samsung DVD SE-208

27 May 2012   #1
uvazquez

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Installing win7 from external Samsung DVD SE-208

Laptop: Dell Vostro V131
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
External DVD: Samsung SE-208

My external DVD works fine with the Win7 preinstalled in my new laptop. But when I try to re-install the Win7...
  • The laptop recognizes well the external DVD
  • The win7 disc boots fine from the external DVD
  • After that, the installation process asks for the external DVD drivers.
The same thing happend with an external LG DVD.

Any idea?


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28 May 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

where did you get your Win 7 DVD?
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28 May 2012   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I would also suspect the integrity of the Windows 7 install media.

Download the official Windows 7 Professional SP1-U ISO x64 from Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life and burn it to a known good media at the slowest x1 or x2 speed.

Or you can create a bootable USB pendrive using Rufus v1.1.7 without FreeDOS support (154KB) Rufus - Create bootable USB drives ( It is much faster than most other tools for that purpose and easy.)
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28 May 2012   #4
uvazquez

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I downloaded from "Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center". I have installed several times with the same disc.
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28 May 2012   #5
uvazquez

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

More info:

I have tried with more diferent Win7 discs and the problem is still present. I installed with the same disc in a computer with an internal DVD and the installation works OK.

So the disc is not the problem.
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28 May 2012   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Most USB external optical drives come with a Y cable ( or an additional power input cable that is plugged into another USB port) since these require more power than a single USB port can deliver.

Connect the external optical drive with such an Y cable ( plug-in the Y end to two USB ports on your Vostro) and try the installation. That is the only thing I can think of .
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28 May 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

Try writing ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Write the ISO to a flash stick with Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu, boot under USB, Removable or HD's.
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28 May 2012   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

hi greg,

The OP has already said that the ISO or disk is not a problem since he is able to install on another machine with the same disc and the internal optical drive.

To try installing with a bootable USB pendrive has also been suggested.

The problem is why he is not able to install using an external optical drive.( the install disk is already proven good)
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28 May 2012   #9
uvazquez

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I am already installing....

I thing is a sum of several issues:

My laptop has 1xUSB 2.0 and 2xUSB 3.0. Samsung SE-208 does not work (for installing) in any USB port. I connected both connectors to the both USB 3.0 and with the problem I mentiond. As the laptop has only 1 USB 2.0, I cannot connect both samsung dvd to two USB 2.0 connectors.

I am using a VERY old Sony external DVD with power supply indepenent (not from the USB) and it works only when I connect it to the USB 2.0. This old DVD also does not work connected to the USB 3.0 ports.
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28 May 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

We will have to remember to check on the USB port in the future. Like EFI BIOS these are new and coming on stream now.
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