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Windows 7: Installed new hard drive - Windows 7 won't boot from CD

24 Nov 2009   #1
rambo

Windows 7 Profession x64
 
 
Installed new hard drive - Windows 7 won't boot from CD

I just installed a new WD 500 GB hard drive into my DELL computer. I am trying to install windows 7 from a dvd but it will not boot. Does anyone know what the problem is. Thank you.


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24 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rambo View Post
I just installed a new WD 500 GB hard drive into my DELL computer. I am trying to install windows 7 from a dvd but it will not boot. Does anyone know what the problem is. Thank you.
Hi. It depends on the type of drive it is. IDE or SATA. If IDE, the jumper is set incorrectly.
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24 Nov 2009   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Besides setting the jumper correctly and checking that the new HDD registers correctly in the BIOS, confirm that the DVD drive is set to boot first under Boot tab.

It should be CD/DVD drive first, new HDD second.

Where did you get the DVD? Did you burn it yourself?

Do you have another OS installed on another drive? Do you wish it to be dual booted with new install?
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28 Nov 2009   #4
DELLChrisM

Windows 7
 
 

Not sure if this is your CD/DVD drive, but, read this.
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28 Nov 2009   #5
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rambo View Post
I just installed a new WD 500 GB hard drive into my DELL computer. I am trying to install windows 7 from a dvd but it will not boot. Does anyone know what the problem is. Thank you.
As my esteemed associates have recommended also set your boot configuration within your bios to CD/DVD as first boot.
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28 Nov 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You;ll probably need to change the boot order.'

If you gave a screen that displays boot options,. then choose the second drive down and see if it boots.

If not try the first drive
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Once you have it figured out,. you;ll need to change it in the BIOS.
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07 Jan 2010   #7
steve103

win7
 
 
win 7 install

i have just built a new machine and i have an oem version of win7 home premium but on first powerup it keeps asking for the boot device , i have changed the boot order in the bios and inserted the win7 dvd but it doesnt seem to find the boot section on the disc any ideas
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07 Jan 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Did you burn the DVD? Verify it against ISO using ImgBurn.
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07 Jan 2010   #9
Shinobi73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Can you get to the page that's lets you choose where to boot? If you do what are the options that you see? Can you write it down so we can identify them for you?
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