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Windows 7: WIN 7 dvd will not boot

11 Apr 2010   #1

win xp
WIN 7 dvd will not boot

Hi everyone,
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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Apr 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Wellcome dragoshellu

Have you read our list of Questions for an install ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Do you have a second monitor connected ? a TV tuner card installed ?

Have you run the Microsoft compat test ?

Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs and Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, and Downloads
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Try installing from bootable flash stick: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

You can extract the ISO from DVD using ImgBurn.
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11 Apr 2010   #4

win xp

thank you for the quick answer, and sorry for posting in the wrong location.

i checked the links you directed me to, and:

1. i ran compatibility check, and the only issue was my wlan driver

2. my dvd WILL NOT BOOT AT ALL. i explained, the laptop spins it for about 10 seconds, and then enters windows xp. the strange thing is that the x64 dvd boots with no problem. with the x86 one i cant do anything.
PS: the dvd is known to work fine, and i can see the contents of the dvd under win XP.
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11 Apr 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP


Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

Next try booting from USB flash stick as given earlier.

Did you run through the checklist Doc provided?
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11 Apr 2010   #6

win xp

i will try tomorrow a complete format of the HDD, and try then to install win 7 fresh. i will also make a boot disc using usb/dvd tool. i dont think i can boot from usb stick, because i dont have USB option in my bios boot menu. today i also upgraded my bios, with the latest version from Packard Bell website.
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11 Apr 2010   #7

win xp

i ran the checklist, and i told you, the compat check was ok (except for my wlan card), but i can't seem to get the x86 dvd to boot. dvd option is first in bios boot menu, and also the x64 dvd boots succesfully. thanks
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11 Apr 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP


Flash stick is often listed under HD's on one-time Boot Menu given on first BIOS screen.

You can also plug it in and look in BIOS setup to see if it shows up in boot order list, often under HD's.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hello and welcome.
Just another hint that might help you. I would try to remake the DVD by extracting the files on an hard drive and create a bootable DVD with the extracted files. Prefarrably on the laptop you want to install it on. You can use Nero (the trial is enough) and be sure to check "Make the DVD bootable" and burn it at low speed.

I hope I am of help.
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11 Apr 2010   #10

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Was the x86 DVD purchased as a retail DVD or was it a burned DVD ? If burned at what speed ? The laptop DVD drive may not be reading it at the proper speed, therefor missing the boot on the x86 DVD !
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