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Windows 7: Installing 7 on Blank Internal Hard Drive - No bootable device error

10 Oct 2012   #1
Noremacs

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 
Installing 7 on Blank Internal Hard Drive - No bootable device error

System Specs:
HP Pavilion dv7-1170us
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1
2 GHz Intel Centrino - Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800
4mb RAM
320 GB WD Blue SATA 3 (5400 rpm)

A couple months ago my laptop got dropped and stopped working. After some inspection I decided that the hard drive died (made weird clicking noises), however, I had a desktop so saw no need to replace it. Fast forward to today, back in school and need the laptop again. Bought a new hard drive (Seagate, SATA 6Gb's, 320gb, 5400rpm), decided to upgrade the system to windows 7, since I needed to install anyway.

My school has a hook-up with Windows, operating systems are free and can be downloaded through Microsoft dreamspark. Downloaded windows 7 as a ISO file. Placed onto my external hard drive and tried to install on to the laptop that way. Received "ntldr is missing" error. Tried a couple different things with the external hard drive (with no success) before I gave up and went to try it with a dvd.

Unpacked the ISO onto the DVD, messed with the BIOS settings so that it would boot from DVD drive first, receive back the error: "no bootable device." I am at the limit of my ability here so I thought I would throw it all to you, what am I doing wrong?


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10 Oct 2012   #2
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noremacs View Post
System Specs:
HP Pavilion dv7-1170us
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1
2 GHz Intel Centrino - Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800
4mb RAM
320 GB WD Blue SATA 3 (5400 rpm)

A couple months ago my laptop got dropped and stopped working. After some inspection I decided that the hard drive died (made weird clicking noises), however, I had a desktop so saw no need to replace it. Fast forward to today, back in school and need the laptop again. Bought a new hard drive (Seagate, SATA 6Gb's, 320gb, 5400rpm), decided to upgrade the system to windows 7, since I needed to install anyway.

My school has a hook-up with Windows, operating systems are free and can be downloaded through Microsoft dreamspark. Downloaded windows 7 as a ISO file. Placed onto my external hard drive and tried to install on to the laptop that way. Received "ntldr is missing" error. Tried a couple different things with the external hard drive (with no success) before I gave up and went to try it with a dvd.

Unpacked the ISO onto the DVD, messed with the BIOS settings so that it would boot from DVD drive first, receive back the error: "no bootable device." I am at the limit of my ability here so I thought I would throw it all to you, what am I doing wrong?
You cant actually just unpack the iso to the dvd.
Follow the instructions here:
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2012   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

As mentioned, iso has to be burned to a dvd. Use Imgburn. at 4x speed.

The Official ImgBurn Website
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11 Oct 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

Everything you need is here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 including the latest installer so you can use the Product Key on COA sticker attached to machine which you own for the life of the laptop.
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