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Windows 7: Why don't I get the black and white message after restarting the comp

04 Jan 2011   #1
jhmac77

win 7 and xp
 
 
Why don't I get the black and white message after restarting the comp

My disk is only allowing me to reinstall on a bootable drive. Why don't I get the black and white message after restarting the computer that I need to hit any key to open up the disk so that I can install on a data only disk. My computer does not recognize my Windows 7 auto function. My boot sequence(CDROM and HD) has been changed several times without correcting the problem. I had a code 39 problem earlier indicated in contol panel and corrected the problem only part way.
In the past I have had two ways to install windows 7 since Oct 08. Something is wrong with my computer. Please help!!!!!
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314060 used . Nero uninstalled. Belarc information available with different format.Windows 7 Home Premium (build 7600) 32 bit.


2.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2A-VM 1.XX
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS M2A-VM ACPI BIOS Revision 1901 07/21/2008


James H McDonald

1920 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A2' is Empty
Slot 'A3' is Empty
NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]


James H McDonald



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04 Jan 2011   #2
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Check the boot sequence in your BIOS and be sure the optical drive is set to be first.
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04 Jan 2011   #3
jhmac77

win 7 and xp
 
 

Boot sequence had no effect on it. Notice I said code 39 problem was partially fixed. I could used the disk to play and manually install but I cannot install on a black screen right after restart. There is no inscription asking me to hit a key to start installing. I had to install only when I brought up another win 7 hd.
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04 Jan 2011   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Are you sure your install media is bootable? If your windows DVD is not bootable you will never see the hit any key prompt. That Microsoft fixit you linked to only affects Windows, it won't fix a BIOS not seeing your bootable media problem.
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04 Jan 2011   #5
jhmac77

win 7 and xp
 
 

It is my Windows 7 install disk.
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04 Jan 2011   #6
jhmac77

win 7 and xp
 
 

what do you call the message used to start an install of a cd/dvd
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04 Jan 2011   #7
jhmac77

win 7 and xp
 
 

I need some one to tell me what registry key controls the message that you hit to install Windows 7? My bios has worked well ever since I got Windows 7. The order makes no difference.
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04 Jan 2011   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If the DVD/CD player is listed first in Bios and the windows Disk is good and the DVD player is good. The below picture automatically comes up.
One of the three previous items I listed is defective or out of order.
There is no registry key. Windows is not operating yet as it is not installed when trying to boot to disk.
Your Bios is in control until the below screen is initiated.
Fix the disk or DVD drive or boot order and it will work. Nothing else is involved. Disk, bios and DVD drive.
Clean Install Windows 7

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04 Jan 2011   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Most newer computer provide a Fn key (often F12) you can press during boot to get to a boot device selection menu. From there you should be able to select the DVD drive to boot from.
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05 Jan 2011   #10
jhmac77

win 7 and xp
 
 

Now the install disk i s booting without the message!
STRANGE STRANGE!! BOOT SEQUENCE IS CDROM FIRST AND INSTALL WINDOWS 7 FROM MICROSOFT BOUGHT AT NEWEGG IS DEFINITELY BOOTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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