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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate disk won't boot

01 Apr 2011   #1
Exreaver

XP
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate disk won't boot

Hi, i've been checking everywhere for some info and my problem doesn't seem like anyone elses. i just recently repartitioned my hdd usuing gnome partitioner and reformated to unformated to install windows 7. I've set my boot menu to boot off the disk drive, but when i put the windows 7 disk in it says to insert a bootable disk. any help would be much appreciated!


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01 Apr 2011   #2
DocBrown

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

You need to set your Bios to boot from the CD/DVD first
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01 Apr 2011   #3
Exreaver

XP
 
 

Well, i went into the boot menu and made sure that it boots off of my usb dvd drive first. is that what u mean?
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01 Apr 2011   #4
DocBrown

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

Where did you get your win7 DVD ? Are you sure it is a bootable DVD ? Do you get a prompt to " Press any key to Boot from CD/DVD " ?
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01 Apr 2011   #5
scoopeeedoo

 
 

Certainly, but not obliged; you may also F12 at boot screen to access boot options...
Maybe you choosed the wrong device in the bios, i've installed with an usb stick once and i did that mistake, it's not so clear... Easy to mix up...

Edit : if i remind wel, the good device was "usb-hdd"

Edit 2 : Oops, "usb dvd drive"... not he same case, so... Of course you choose "usb-cdrom"...
Also check the bios if usb functions are enabled...
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01 Apr 2011   #6
Exreaver

XP
 
 

i'm positive it is or rather was bootable, because i've installed it on this comp before, i'm just trying to reinstall it. its a windows 7 ultimate 32bit cd genuine

Edit: when everything is loaded up the screen goes as follows: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-E61: Exiting PXE ROM
No bootable device-- insert boot disk and press any key
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01 Apr 2011   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I've just had a bad day with dvd drives, so posting this. Just make a bootable flash drive, dump the contents of the dvd into the drive, boot from the drive and install windows.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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01 Apr 2011   #8
gregrocker

 

Are you using a bootable USB DVD drive that has booted DVD's before, or is it perhaps a CD drive?

I second the flash stick idea for you: Install UltraISO trial version, on File tab Open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB- HD using one-time Boot Menu key.

Reinstalling Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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01 Apr 2011   #9
Exreaver

XP
 
 

yes, this dvd drive has booted different cds and dvds before, thats how i originally installed windows 7 on my comp via dvd drive. what i don't get is why it won't boot the disk, its booting my gnome and partition magic disks but not my windows 7 disk. I have also just created a iso of the windows 7 disk and tried to burn it on another dvd to see if it'll work but that isn't doing it either. i haven't tried the usb drive yet, cuz i need to go out and get a big enough one.
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01 Apr 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

Partition Magic is not compatible with Win7 and should not be used. Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

Try burning another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed. Try booting by setting DVD drive first to boot in BIOS setup, then try using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

You can try wiping the HD using PW CD on Disk tab which should autostart, then 7 DVD should autostart as well.
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