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Windows 7: Pc-1 on new win install in infinite loop w/ format done> how access

22 Feb 2018   #141
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Are you sure the other disk you tried is good?

Doesn't make sense that it won't verify either disk, unless both are bad! Not likely but possible.

Try the VSO-Inspector.


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22 Feb 2018   #142
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

well that may be, but if I can get the dvd to play On PC2 , then what? Remember the dance dvd name appeared b4.
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22 Feb 2018   #143
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Did it work the last time you played it?

Without enabling autoplay again, you can run a DVD/CD from Computer screen, but you'll have to choose the .exe (executable) file on the disk. You can randomly click to try to find the .exe program or:

To display known file types extensions:

Click Start ORB
Click Control Panel
Click Appearance and Personalization
Folder Options popup click View Tab
Uncheck Hide Extensions of Know File types
Click OK
Insert your Dancing DVD in drive
Go to Control Panel
Double-left click DVD
Window should open with contents of DVD listed

Here you want to click the filename with the extension: .exe (executable file)

If the disk plays it obviously works.

What we're trying to ultimately accomplish with the disks is to verify that your installation disk(s) are in good working order.
If they're not:
Attempt to recover the data on the defective DVD
& then
Copy the recovered data to new DVD.

I'd try the VSO-Inspector I suggested above with the included instructions:
If that doesn't complete or run, I'm a little confused at that point!
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22 Feb 2018   #144
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just to do it under via normal usage, I was able to play the dance dvd. Di I do it before. Like I think I mentioned before, My normal usage of any cd or DVD has been rare. But I also forgot I had the VLC player installed so that might have interfered with what you were doing. I dunno

Anyways, the DVD plays just fine, visual and audio. J
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22 Feb 2018   #145
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

I have VLC installed, makes no difference on disk verification or ImgBurn working for that matter.

......................Um,

Dance DVD plays in your good pc now?, but ImgBurn won't verify it???????????????? ODD.

Still need to verify your recovery disk is good! Did you try running VSO-Inspector?
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22 Feb 2018   #146
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Both the dance dvd and the Gateway services 1st dvd absolutely perfect. No yellow or red entries. So this means the dvd's are good I take it.

Also mean they can be burned too?
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22 Feb 2018   #147
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

You're losing me here.

You said ImgBurn wouldn't verify disk(s).

What changes since that post?

If ImgBurn verified disk it means it's readable/no errors.

Did ImgBurn verify both disks?

If it verified your install disk 1, I'd try it in the non-working PC again.

If it doesn't work I'd try the running VSO-Inspector to check, not only the surface, but the files contained therein. Takes awhile to complete the File Test.
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22 Feb 2018   #148
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I was talking about "VSO-Inspector" result you wanted me to run.

I just did it and, soooo: Both the dance dvd and the Gateway services 1st dvd tested absolutely perfect. No yellow or red entries.

So this means the dvd's are good I take it.

Also mean they can be burned too?

Sorry, Jim
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22 Feb 2018   #149
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

yes, if they didn't show any errors they are apparently good.

Burned TOO?

Your DVD is most likely DVD-R or DVD+R, you cannot burn/add anything to it, and is most likely finalized.

Apparently your install media, disk 1 checks out. Did you try it again in your non-working machine?

If you try it again and it has same issue, I'd try making a copy of it & trying that copy in your non-working machine.

I'm running out of ideas, without you having to spend some money.

Nice if one of your friends had a copy of Win7x64 you could borrow!
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22 Feb 2018   #150
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Are you saying I should be able to use a cd or dvd win7 disc to install it on the bad PC1? Pretty sure we tried that did we not?

I have the win pro disc and can later add sp1 since sp1 is missing, seems to me. Right <> wrong ?

But the gtw. dvd disk stopped working after the format. Why?

Also, would you mind giving me your opinion on a potential solution that was proposed? It's in this thread on page 2 post 19 by Technomage2016, who states:

"It's most likely that the installer doesn't like what it's seeing on the HD. I've had that happen and I just disconnect the HD from it's own PC and connect the drive to my Main PC (as a slave) and use a Partition Manager, on my own PC, to wipe the HD.
Then with a 'Clean' drive, the installer will work OK.

There are several versions on that theme, but one will usually work."

Seems feasible but that's just me thinking. Thanks again, Jim
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