Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt
Ok, the OP already has tried several products - the likelihood that another product will *work* when those failed, *particularly* the built in ISO burner, is pretty slim.
Therefore I say that there is something not working correctly on the system - and something very obscure.
Zach - please update your system specs (look to the link My System Specs to the left).
Also, have you made sure that every thing looks kosher in Device Manager? Have you *manually* installed *any* device drivers
over the ones that Windows 7 installed? Do you have enough HD space to create a new partition and install another copy of Win 7 on that partition to test with a vanilla install? Also, have you checked for a BIOS update for your motherboard, as well as firmware updates for your Optical drive?
sounds like you got yurself a busted DVD burner. but theres hope.
Try using a DVD-RW, they have a much higher data-retention rate than their DVD-R predecesors, and allows the program to automatically 'try again' for failed writing packets. Not to mention, you wont be spending a great deal of money of failed discs.
If that doesen't work, we still have hope! (well not for your drive, but for deploying the OS)
Try the USB method, this is by far the best, cheapest, fastest, and most reliable way to install Windows 7, (yes even better than PXE booting.)
Let us know how this goes,