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Windows 7: Unable to reinstall Win7

07 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Unable to reinstall Win7

I recently got into a phase where even safe mode would fail to open. So using Puppy Linux I managed to save my data. However now when it's time to reinstall Windows 7, the CD won't load. I get only two options which I get even without loading the Cd -
1] Startup Repair (Which apparently never ends)
2] Start Windows Normally (something like that)
My boot options are proper and my hard drive n cd drive works that I know for sure since I used the puppy linux cd. I also dont get the "press any key to load from cd".
What am I supposed to do? I just want to format now.


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07 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Try starting your computer & when it ceases to go any further, load your installation DVD into the DVD drive & then shut down the computer by holding in the start button until it shuts down. Wait a 10 or 15 second & then restart your computer.

If you have the DVD drive as the first boot option as you mention in your post, then it should boot from the DVD & begin the installation process.
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07 Nov 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Check the Windows 7 DVD"s condition to make sure it's not scratched or dirty.

Try setting the HDD to boot first in BIOS setup, then trigger DVD to boot using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen.

If it won't prompt to Press any Key, try another DVD burned from a fresh ISO with the tool provided in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If that fails write the same ISO to flash stick to try booting it under USB, Removable or HD's.
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07 Nov 2013   #4

window 7 home premium 64 bits
 
 

what i do is press f8 on a asus board and f11 on a asrock board that gave the choice of choosing booting to the cd .
sorry about my spelling am french
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09 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@Ranger4 n @yvesj - sorry but doesnt help
@gregrocker - my cd works properly which i confirmed via booting it in my old pc that has XP. I got all the options which I am supposed to get. Diagnostics show my hard drive works properly. Any further ideas?
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09 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Are you even getting the "Press any key to boot from dvd" ?????

And why do you keep calling it a cd ?
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09 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@AddRAM - Nope. Had used Puppy Linux cd to recover data.And ya my bad, a DVD.
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09 Nov 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@AddRAM - No I dont see the "Press any key to boot from dvd". I do get this option in my old XP when I tried to confirm if my disk was working..
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09 Nov 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Then your dvd drive is not seeing the Windows 7 dvd.

Does the drive see other dvd`s ?

Where did your Windows 7 dvd come from ? Is it retail ? Did you make it ?

Please describe in exact words.

And you`re certain you have the dvd drive listed 1st in the boot order in the bios, or you are pressing the proper 1 time boot key while the bios is loading ?
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09 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It's an original dvd from Dell which I bought last year. Plus how does it manage to see my Linux and not this makes me wonder like hell
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