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Windows 7: Newly Formatted C, This installation disc isn't compatible No Boot!

18 Jun 2013   #1
Trapper

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Newly Formatted C, This installation disc isn't compatible No Boot!

Hi. My brother is trying to install Win 7 Pro 64 bit onto a HD previously containing XP. the drive has been formatted using Partition Wizard and the HD had a small unallocated partition which was merged to make one drive.

On inserting and trying to boot from the Windows 7 CD the BIOS shows to "press any key to boot from Cd DVD drive........"

Then nothing, the Windows CD will not boot.

I am wondering if the problem is the MBR, in PW I think there is an option to repair the MBR. Would this resolve the problem?

We have set up the CD as primary boot drive and PW boots fine from the CD however I guess this is booting into dos.

Any suggestions as to what to try?


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18 Jun 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Trapper,

What did you use to create the Windows DVD with?

(Silly question, but must check) Did you press a key when prompted to start booting from the Windows DVD?

You might create another bootable 64-bit Windows 7 Pro using the method in the tutorial below with an ISO from below to see how it works.
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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18 Jun 2013   #3
Trapper

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink.

He is using a genuine Windows 7 64 bit installation DVD, Is this not a bootable disc?
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18 Jun 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case check the DVD for any scratches or smudges that may prevent it from working properly.

(Silly question again, but must check) Did you press a key when prompted to actually start booting from the Windows DVD?

You might also connect the HDD inside another computer to run the "Clean" command on it, format this cleaned HDD, then connect it back to the original computer see how installation goes.
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18 Jun 2013   #5
Trapper

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have checked the DVD and the surface is clean, he tried, just to see if it work, to get the 32bit version to boot, it didn't he also inserted his old XP and that did not boot either.

In case the problem was the keyboard he has replaced that as well but it made no difference, pressing any key when requested did not make any difference.

I can put his HDD in my PC and reformat it, this is quite a hassle so would prefer to find a more easier route if possible!
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18 Jun 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Be sure to run the "Clean" command on it, and not just format it. Formatting alone may not be thorough enough.
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18 Jun 2013   #7
Trapper

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your help, would you please let me know why a "clean" may resolve the problem as opposed to a format?
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18 Jun 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

"Clean" will delete all MBR or GPT partitions, volumes, and any hidden sector information on the complete hard drive. This allows for a fresh start.

Format is not as thorough.
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18 Jun 2013   #9
Trapper

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Okay, we've printed out the tutorial on "Clean" and will read up tomorrow,its too late tonight for our fuddled brains!
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18 Jun 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. Get some rest mate. I'll be here when ready.
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