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Windows 7: DVD Drive can't read Windows 7 Discs

18 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
DVD Drive can't read Windows 7 Discs

I have just bought Windows 7 Pro, I initially had a problem with XP reading the disc, and read up to find that enabling autorun works to allow the disc to be read, this worked and I installed Windows 7.

Now that it is installed, I can't read the Windows 7 disc (32 or 64 bit discs) with the new os. I have tried enabling all autorun options, but this does not work. My DVD drive is fine, I can read any other disc perfectly fine. The windows discs can be read in my laptop dvd drives too.

If I make a copy of the disc from my laptop it works fine, although this is not the approach that I would hope that I'd have to take considering that I should be able to use the original.

can anyone assist with this please, thank you.

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18 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Craigjw View Post
I have just bought Windows 7 Pro, I initially had a problem with XP reading the disc, and read up to find that enabling autorun works to allow the disc to be read, this worked and I installed Windows 7.

Now that it is installed, I can't read the Windows 7 disc (32 or 64 bit discs) with the new os. I have tried enabling all autorun options, but this does not work. My DVD drive is fine, I can read any other disc perfectly fine. The windows discs can be read in my laptop dvd drives too.

If I make a copy of the disc from my laptop it works fine, although this is not the approach that I would hope that I'd have to take considering that I should be able to use the original.

can anyone assist with this please, thank you.
Was the original downloaded or purchased retain from MS?


Ken
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18 May 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I have made a similar post, I think that they are both related to the same issue.

Installing windows 7 64 bit

The issue being that, depending on what mode I set the bios in, either SATA or PATA, enables the drive to read it, which is odd, as my dvd drive is IDE, it is definitely not knackered either, it's 2 years old, been looked after and was not cheap at the time of buying either.

I bought it off ebay, it came in a sealed box, apparently purchased from Ingram micro, which I know to be a trusted source. I installed the 32 bit and it registered online fine.

I think it is installing ok now, but still, I'm concerned that PATA mode should effect and ide drive in such a way.
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18 May 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I take it all back, the copy of the 64 bit disc I used works a treat and the original fails to be read regardless of what mode I put the bios in.
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19 May 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you all so much for the input on this issue.

I have come to the conclusion that the reason is that the software that I bought is not genuine, the material that I have been sold does not conform to what that microsoft claim say that it should do.
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