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Windows 7: Installation Won't Boot

26 Jul 2010   #1

Installation Won't Boot

Hey guys... I'm running an Emachines T3256 (>.>) with Ubuntu installed on it. I just split the partition for Ubuntu, formatted the unallocated space, and made it NTFS. I also turned the swap off, after reading it would conflict with a Windows 7 Installation. Anyways, my installation disc doesn't start on boot or even show up on Ubuntu. This disc runs fine on my Vista laptop, but it won't start on my Ubuntu. I set Bios to start from CD/DVD, pressed a bunch of different keys (escape, F-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-0) that were supposed to help boot the DVD, but it still doesn't work. Is Windows 7 incompatible with my computer??? I need help! :S

My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

You should just have to set it to boot from cd/dvd and restart the computer with the disc in the drive. Did you make sure to save the settings in BIOS before exiting?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2010   #3


yes, I saved the bios settings before rebooting the computer. Still no luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Jul 2010   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

What exactly happens when you try to boot the win 7 dvd?

Do you see "press any key to boot from cdrom drive"?

Do you see starting windows logo - how far does it get?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2010   #5


I see nothing. The computer boots just as it would without the disc.

In my vista laptop, I see the 'click to boot' thing, and it'd install perfectly.

Its like the computer only accepts other discs and not Windows.... ???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

What do you see at the GRUB (Ubuntu's boot manager) screen?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2010   #7


For some reason, I haven't ever seen a grub boot screen on my Ubuntu.

Nevermind all this, though, decided to just install Win 7 on my laptop- loving it! (this way I have ubuntu on my desktop, win 7 on my laptop ((instead of vista x.x )) )! -happy!-
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2010   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Glad you have sorted it all out!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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