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Windows 7: Installation disc not recognised

09 Mar 2014   #1
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Installation disc not recognised

Hi all,
time for a "cleanout" of the comp so trying to do a clean format/reinstall but having a problem.
I set the BIOS to boot from the CD, insert the Win7 disc, restart, push enter when it says to "To boot from CD push any key". I then get "windows is loading files" with the white bar at the bottom of the screen followed by "windows is starting" but then the screen goes to the blue Win 7 background and zilch happens.
I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling the optical drive and it recognises all the discs I've tried, I can open/play them and if I insert the Win 7 disc after startup I can open it OK. Am I doing something wrong?


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09 Mar 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Tell us everything about this installation disc.

Burned?

Bought?

Borrowed?

As much detail as possible.

Have you ever successfully installed from this particular disc on this particular PC/motherboard?
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09 Mar 2014   #3
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Legitimate sealed OEM disc bought when I built the comp and it was used for first install and I think I may have done a format/reinstall since then.
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09 Mar 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Take a look here:

Windows 7 Installation Errors : Troubleshoot Step by Step

Off the top of my head, I'd find out if I could get any farther with just a single stick of RAM.

Disconnect everything external except mouse, monitor, and keyboard.

Disconnect all hard drives other than the one that will receive Windows.
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09 Mar 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Do you have a readable key code on your COA ?
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09 Mar 2014   #6
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Do you have a readable key code on your COA ?
Certainly do have that
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09 Mar 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Then if you wanted you could download the iso file of the Windows 7 version on your COA, either 64 or 32 bit and burn it to dvd. Then try booting from that.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

http://www.imgburn.com/

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7
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09 Mar 2014   #8
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I just borrowed a 64bit OEM disc from a mate but same same. Put in the disc, restart, tap delete, get to BIOS and make CD #1, then get "loading files", blue Windows page and nothing happens, have to eject disc and use the reset button to reboot. Something amiss in the mystery box I fear.
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09 Mar 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Could be the hard drive then.

You have let it set at that screen for awhile haven`t you ? It could take a bit before it moves on.

And it doesn`t sound like you`re doing anything wrong.

But you could try setting the bios to default, reset the boot order how you want it, then try again.
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09 Mar 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

Latest steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

If everything fails then you can remove the HD and slave to another PC to delete all partitions in Disk Mgmt, or on problem machine start the self-booting Partition Wizard CD to Partition Wizard Wipe Disk - Video Help. . This in turn should force the installer to autostart to do a Clean Install Windows 7.

However if the installation media is no good then this will not work, which is why we suggest to replace it. In your case trying that of a friend, I would confirm it will boot and queue up install in another PC.
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