I seem to have some problems with the installation of win 7.
I have a win 7 ultimate x86 bootable DVD that i know for sure it works (installed win 7 on a desktop, a lapptop and an eeepc).
here is my issue: i put the dvd in, i restard, my first boot option is DVD. the laptop starts, passes bios checkup, spins the dvd for about 10 seconds ( the screen is black), and then just boots from HDD into win xp. this happens every time. I dont even get to the "press any button to boot from cd/dvd" part.
when i enter winxp, and put the Windows 7 dvd, it recognizes it, i even did the compatibility check. so the dvd must be working properly.
but the weirdest part is, that when i put a Windows 7 x64 DVD, it boots, and tells me that i dont have x64 hardware.
i have tried every trick that i know of, but i cant seem to boot from win 7 dvd. by the way, this is the second tested Windows 7 disc that i try.
i am using a packard bell mz35-u005 laptop, 1.5gb of ddr2, 1.6 dual core intel processor, 80gb ide seagate HDD.
Anyone has any idea that might help? feel free to contact me on my YM: dragoshellu1.
thanks in advance, and sorry for the long post.