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Windows 7: Unable to boot from disc

18 Jun 2012   #41
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Sorry. I want to be sure. Anyway its done now. Should I try to boot form the disc now?


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18 Jun 2012   #42
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

follow the instructions given by Greg and you can not go wrong.
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18 Jun 2012   #43
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Tom -

Remove EFI listing from BIOS Boot Order by moving the DVD drive into first position and the HD into second position, so that EFI listing falls to third or lower. You will see which keys to use to move the devices up or down nearby. Once it is correct, save and exit.

Next if the HD is GPT disk, run the Clean command followed by command to Convert MBR as suggested. If you're not sure if it's GPT or MBR disk run the commands anyway.

You can find your Manual at any time on the computer model's Support Downloads webpage if you need help or to understand better how it works.

Have you tried setting SATA controller to IDE setting?

On such modern hardware I'd get a perfect Win7 installation and then virtualize XP.
I've finished theses instructions. I can't see any more after those.
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18 Jun 2012   #44
gregrocker

 

So what happens when you boot XP disk to install?

Full format an NTFS partition during install.
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18 Jun 2012   #45
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

It won't acknowledge the disc.


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18 Jun 2012   #46
gregrocker

 

Do you have CD drive set first to boot in BIOS setup, or are using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key at boot and it clearly provides a choice for a CD (not DVD) drive?

If you are selecting this choice correctly and it doesn't prompt to "Press any key..." then it is a problem with the CD or burn. Did you use nlite to slipstream the IDE and/or SATA driver correctly as shown in SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD ? Did you burn CD with that tool or ImgBurn?
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18 Jun 2012   #47
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Yes it is set as the first to boot, and on a side note I can't get W7 to boot, it just comes up with the 'reboot and select...' even when I select a differnet boot device. Yes I did use nLite to slip in the drivers just for the sata drive. It never comes up with the 'press any key to boot from CD' thing.
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18 Jun 2012   #48
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

The program my mate is trying to run doesn't work on W7. No idea why, it just doesn't. Also, he's just said that the W7 partition can be deleted so it doesn't need to be recovered right now. Do you think its just a badly burnt disc, and that's all?
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18 Jun 2012   #49
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Could any of the files on the disc be disrupting the boot up process?


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18 Jun 2012   #50
gregrocker

 

The disk isn't even prompting to Press Any Key to Boot Disk so it's either the ISO integrity or the CD burn.

Has your friend tried installing the program in XP SP2 or earlier Compatibility Mode?
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