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Windows 7: Windows Vista to windows 7


09 May 2010   #11
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Windows 7 installer is on a DVD, not CD. Set accordingly: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstr.../bootcddvd.htm

Make sure your IDE HD registers correctly in BIOS setup.

For the cleanest install, use Custom>Drive Options to delete all partitions, create New one(s) as you wish, then format before installing Windows 7 to first partition.

Suggest you don't have old HD plugged in during install as it will establish a dual boot with SYstem MBR on old HD. You can plug it back in later to copy over files, giving it a letter in Disk Mgmt if it doesn't show up.

Clean Install Windows 7

Another option is to save a Windows 7 backup image of the failing HD externally, then reimage it to the new HD using booted DVD Repair console>Recover using an Image.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup


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09 May 2010   #12

 

Correction: I have a IDE DVD drive and a SATA HDD... how do i boot from my IDE DVD drive?
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09 May 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP

 

Unplug the failing SATA HD until you finish your Windows 7 install.

Set DVD drive first to boot in BIOS setup, then new HD.

Boot from Windows 7 DVD and install to the new HD using Custom>Drive Options to delete, create New and format.
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09 May 2010   #14

 

My problem is now getting the DVD drive to work. i set it to boot from DVD drive frist and then to HDD... im guessing my problem is as you guys said. IDE HD registers... thats my problem. i cannot find the option to do that
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09 May 2010   #15
Microsoft MVP

 

You cannot find the option to do what exactly?

What happens when you try to boot the DVD?
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09 May 2010   #16

 

I went to a friends house and used his external USB DVD drive, Got windows on the HDD... my problem now is getting the DVD drive to work on the computer. It's a SATA DVD drive and i feel that the settings in the BIOS is what the problem is. Again, My harddrive on the computer is IDE and that is set as master.


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09 May 2010   #17

 

BIOS


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09 May 2010   #18

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nano3 View Post
I went to a friends house and used his external USB DVD drive, Got windows on the HDD... my problem now is getting the DVD drive to work on the computer. It's a SATA DVD drive and i feel that the settings in the BIOS is what the problem is. Again, My harddrive on the computer is IDE and that is set as master.

Have you tried the DVD SATA data cable in the other sata MB connections starting with the yellow/orange one ? What is the BOOT order setting under the BOOT tab in the bios settings ?


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09 May 2010   #19

 

I have tried the other slots...


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09 May 2010   #20

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

Since there is no floppy installed, try moving CD/DVd to 1st position & HD to 2nd position
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