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Windows 7: PC Will not boot from CD despite CD first in Boot order

01 Apr 2014   #11


Hi Johnnya
No haven't checked, but I did try Win Defender disc again and that booted so I;m reckoning that the "Ultimate" and recovery are not working properly.

I think I'm resigned to replacing the HD and reloadng win 7 now...

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01 Apr 2014   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Unplug the hard drive, it should boot from the dvd rom now. If it still doesn`t, then your drive is bad or the install media is bad.
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05 Apr 2014   #13


Ok Thank you to all those that gave me advice.
The problem was a completely f***** HD. I've replace that and re-installed Win7. Now I just have to sus how to reload all the HP drivers etc.!!
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05 Apr 2014   #14
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If you follow the steps and use the tools and methods provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
then you will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do. But if you are planning to import a bunch of drivers from HP into a driver-complete OS then you are already on the wrong track.
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06 Apr 2014   #15


Thanks Gregrocker I will follow your advice.
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