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Windows 7: DVD drive not running install files.

11 Dec 2010   #1
BOH Hunter

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
DVD drive not running install files.

okay basically, i want to install World of Warcraft onto my laptop. i did it before fine, then i uninstalled it and 6 months later i want to install it again. (i go through phases)
but when i put the installation disc in, it doesn't autorun, and when i go to open the dvd-rom, it gives me a list of 'installation tomes' labelled 1 to 6. i have tried putting other discs in to see if it was just my WoW disc, but none of these discs work either. i've tried uninstalling the dvd-rom drive and reinstalling it. and i've checked the registry for any errors. any help would be greatly appreciated.


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11 Dec 2010   #2
Hopalong X

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

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...run.html?ltr=A

Check this tutorial. Two methods you may want to check out both.

Let us know if it works.
Mike
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11 Dec 2010   #3
BOH Hunter

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

hi, i've done that, it reads the disc itself, but during the time it should autoplay, it spins round, then just stops. i open the disc to view its contents, and there's no installation file there, just these installation tomes, in mpq format, any ideas?
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11 Dec 2010   #4
Hopalong X

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

You did what is in the tutorial and none of your CD/DVD's will Autoplay?
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11 Dec 2010   #5
BOH Hunter

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

yup, i tried it with cd's that contain images, and they autoplay, but not CD's that have exacutables, like WoW or age of empires, etc.
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11 Dec 2010   #6
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If the disk doesn't have a setup.exe file on it you have the wrong disk, open Win explorer and check each disk till you find the one with the exe file and double click it and it should install
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11 Dec 2010   #7
BOH Hunter

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

i thought that too, untill i put it in my friends laptop and it had compiled all the 'installation tomes' into a setup file :/
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11 Dec 2010   #8
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Is that an USB drive by any chance, BOH Hunter (or is it seen by Windows 7 as an USB drive)?
If so, you might want to check here
Windows 7 USB Autorun.inf

Besides that...What happens if you double click the appropriate EXE ?
Note that on some DVDs the installer might be hidden for whatever reason (or so I heard)
So if you don't see it, try this

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Good luck
-DG
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11 Dec 2010   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

You have inspected/cleaned the disks themselves?
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