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Windows 7: please don't laugh...

22 Oct 2010   #111
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
We have not achieved our objective.

A suggestion is: show this entire correspondence to one of your techie friends, surely you have one-from work, from church, from the local bar, show that person you computer, your dvd, and I'll bet that person can get you rolling. Some people work better with someone by there side as opposed to following directions over the internet.
Sadly, all two of my techie friends are unreachable (and I'm in a new city)


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Take the DVD out and try to boot. What exactly does it do and say?

No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

What were the GW Scan and DIsk Check results?
No error was found by GWScan.
And the result of the other Qs are at attached as pics.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Did you format the partition at the beginning of the installation?
Yes, I did format the partition at the beginning of the installation.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
If you happen to be at Cal Poly, let me know, I can get you fixed up.
Thanks for the offer
but I'm on the other side of the country




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22 Oct 2010   #112
gregrocker

 

This error with the DVD removed often means it is not booting past the DVD drive. This is why it cannot reboot into HD during install.

Try setting the HD as first boot device in BIOS setup, then to boot the DVD drive tap the Acer F12 key at bootup to select DVD drive.

Once you do this you can boot the DVD to try the install again to the same partition you've already created and formatted.
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22 Oct 2010   #113
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This error with the DVD removed often means it is not booting past the DVD drive. This is why it cannot reboot into HD during install.

Try setting the HD as first boot device in BIOS setup, then when you need to boot the DVD drive tap the F12 key at bootup on Acer and select DVD drive.
That's what I've been doing (I got tired of reordering boot order via F2)
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22 Oct 2010   #114
gregrocker

 

Check now in BIOS setup via F2 just to be sure that HD is set to boot first.

Can you post back a camera snap of the Boot Order listings and your IDE/SATA drives listings.

I notice on your Acer model's drivers page there are AHCI drivers. Check if SATA controller is set to AHCI in BIOS setup. This solves similar probs.

Before changing SATA controller, clear the CMOS: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm

Try install again to partition already made.
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22 Oct 2010   #115
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Check now in BIOS setup via F2 just to be sure that HD is set to boot first.

Can you post back a camera snap of the Boot Order listings and your IDE/SATA drives listings. Where is this?

In notice on your Acer model's drivers page there are AHCI drivers. Check if SATA controller is set to AHCI in BIOS setup. This solves similar probs.

Before changing SATA controller, clear the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS
The factory default has Network Boot enabled and F12 Boot Menu disabled. And SATA mode has been in AHCI


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22 Oct 2010   #116
gregrocker

 

Yesterday I asked you about IDE1. This is because a MS advisory on your specific fail error said it is solved by plugging HD into IDE1. You told me only IDE0 was populated in BIOS.

I see IDE1 in the list there. You need to plug the HD into IDE1 to try install.

Once this has been tried, next change the SATA controller setting to IDE which also sometimes works.

Now is the time to clear the CMOS, before these changes are made.
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22 Oct 2010   #117
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yesterday I asked you about IDE1. This is because a MS advisory on your specific fail error said it is solved by plugging HD into IDE1. You told me only IDE0 was populated in BIOS.

I see IDE1 in the list there. You need to plug the HD into IDE1 to try install.

Once this has been tried, next change the SATA controller setting to SATA or IDE which also sometimes works.

Now is the time to clear the CMOS, before these changes are made.
?!?!?!?! IDE1 listed but not populated... How do I plug the HD into IDE1????
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22 Oct 2010   #118
gregrocker

 

Not easy on a laptop. You need to find a schematic, or at least a diagram showing you how to slide out your HD to have access to the two IDE ports. Others can help you more on this.

Try resetting the CMOS, then try install.

Next try changing SATA controller to IDE to try install.
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22 Oct 2010   #119
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

The WD 320gb HD is an IDE drive. So shouldn't the Bios be set to IDE mode.

In the last Compaq V5000 laptop I put win7 on for a student, I could disable the additional unwanted boot options by selecting then & using the Shift key & the Explanation (!) key to mark them disabled. So I only had HD & DVD active for boot.
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22 Oct 2010   #120
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

O_o
So I'm reinstalling Windows 7 over the one that's already there?

Also, I don't have any Vista recovery disks... never did
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