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Windows 7: windows 7 home disk no auto load

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Quinn1234

Windows 7 home
 
 
windows 7 home disk no auto load

My old HDD crashed and I have installed a new 250gb SSD on my Asus laptop and it is recognized but my Factory Windows 7 installation won't boot because it does not seem to have auto boot. Is there some way to boot using dos command or other method ? I have the bios set to boot from dvd. The Window 7 disk will not auto boot on any of my desktops unless I open the disk and select install. Any advice would be appreciated.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

What model laptop do oyu have?
"The Window 7 disk will not auto boot on any of my desktops unless I open the disk and select install." What happens when you try to boot from the DVD?
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quinn1234 View Post
My old HDD crashed and I have installed a new 250gb SSD on my Asus laptop and it is recognized but my Factory Windows 7 installation won't boot because it does not seem to have auto boot. Is there some way to boot using dos command or other method ? I have the bios set to boot from dvd. The Window 7 disk will not auto boot on any of my desktops unless I open the disk and select install. Any advice would be appreciated.
Have you attempted to choose the boot device from a boot menu, rather than by using a BIOS setting?

The boot menu is typically accessed by holding a particular F key down during the boot process. Maybe F2 or F8--I'm not sure on an Asus.

How sure are you that you have chosen the right boot device in the BIOS?

Has this specific "Factory Windows 7 installation" disc EVER booted ANY computer?

You could always download a legal Windows 7 ISO and burn it to a DVD and see if that will boot. You'd activate it with a Product Key that should be found on a sticker somewhere on the machine--possibly in the battery compartment.

Or put the ISO on a bootable USB flash drive.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Quinn1234

Windows 7 home
 
 

The dvd device scans the disk as you can hear it but won't open it. It was used on another computer but how would the hard drive detect that. I do have the original disks for this laptop but the recovery disk and program disk also won't auto run. I have not tried these disks on any other computer.
Thanks for the help
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Quinn1234

Windows 7 home
 
 

I have the product keys for all my computers and I will try a iso download and let you know how it works
Just wondering if I'm the only one who thinks that an installation disk should auto run to the disk menu?
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, if you have the dvd drive set to 1st boot, you should always see the words "Press any key to boot from dvd"

Downloading a fresh SP1 iso and creating a new install dvd is the best thing you can do, make sure you burn it at no faster then x4 speed.

Free ISO Burner

Or if you have a 4GB usb stick use rufus to put the iso file on the stick, then use the one time boot menu to choose the usb stick once, do not change anything in the bios.

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

On Asus MB there is a F key (F12 ?) that you press after the POST beep to launch a boot menu. then choose the CD / DVD.
Maybe your CD / DVD isn't working properly.
Download a iso from M$ Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
Then try to boot from a USB flash drive. Use Rufus to built it.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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Hello Everyone, On my asus pc A85XM-A it is f8 to boot the windows dvd, and it gives me the option
straight away to press dvd.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
Quinn1234

Windows 7 home
 
 

The dvd work fine and loads the repair disc but I don't have a computer image for this laptop and the prompt is to press any key but the only way to open the windows 7 installation disk is to load with an operating system already installed. I can open in the other desktops I have but only after I use the windows auto run feature or open folder to the exe file .I cannot access the disk without a system on the computer. My question is can it be open in dos as you can execute functions in dos and thought maybe I could use that but now I am going to make an iso copy and hopefully load it that way Thanks for all the help
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
TrustMe

 
 

What you need to do is access the one time boot menu. To do that you press the power button and immediately press and hold down one of the F keys or the Esc (escaped) key. We need to know the model number of your Asus laptop for us to tell you which F key to press. I just did a Google search and it appears a lot of Asus laptops use the Esc key. I would try that first, if that don't work, try F8. When the menu comes up, use the up or down arrow keys to choose CD or DVD, then press Enter.
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