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Windows 7: Win 7 upgrade iso will not boot

13 Apr 2011   #11
Proximon

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Can you open the DVD & check to see you have all files?
Should look like this:

Attachment 148895
Thanks, yes it looks exactly like that, right down to the size of the files.


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13 Apr 2011   #12
Proximon

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
I think you will have a lot better luck with the non-sp1 ISO as it seems that there has been an error when it was made
You would think so, but no. No boot from the non-SP1 ISO either.
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13 Apr 2011   #13
Proximon

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm going to burn something else to boot from as a check... I'll post results here.
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13 Apr 2011   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) Try burning at a very slow speed.
2) Try booting from the same DVD drive ISO burnt on.
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13 Apr 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Confirm the ISO HASH against official Win7 HASH: HashTab... is the coolest thing ever!
Windows 7 RTM SHA-1 hash - checksums

Confirm ISO says bootable in ImgBurn listings text at left. If ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify fails, Try burning with the Win7 download tool: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool - Windows 7 Forums

If DVD's continue to fail to boot, try writing the ISO to flash stick with above tool, or using Ultra ISO trial version.
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13 Apr 2011   #16
Hannibal001

windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

@ Proximon Are you sure the dvd players are in working order ? Maybe the player is having probs because they are on their way out ?? You can always get program to boot from USB and install from there also. It's from Microsuck, ( I mean Microsoft LOL ) itself; it is called : Win Setup From USB. Just search it on MS web site and follow directions.If it says Vista don't worry it work on 7. This is assuming you can boot from USB on these systems. Hope this helps you out, it has me in past w/ bad dvd players and system would not boot from external DVD. I have tried others but this one worked best (yes I know who its from but still.... ) Welcome in advance if work for you,
Hannibal001
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13 Apr 2011   #17
Proximon

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
 
 

Good morning and thank you all for your willingness to help out. I spend a good bit of time over at the Tom's Hardware forums helping folks out troubleshooting and making parts selections, and it's kind of nice to be on the other end for a change.
I'm currently burning a new disk (non-SP1) at slower speed (x4) with ImgBurn. I had only used ImgBurn on my laptop previously and this time it gave me many more options and a few prompts. I guess my Samsung BD-ROM combo drive is more capable than whatever is in the laptop. Still, I have burned half a dozen Win 7 disks from here so far and none have booted.

Last night I used the exact same equipment and same method to burn Ubuntu 10.10. This booted with no issues at all. Still, the size of the burn and the speed they have been done at could be factors... most burns were verified of course.

Well, I'm off to try this latest slower burn.
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13 Apr 2011   #18
Proximon

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
 
 

No Joy.

Here is the data of the latest disk from ImgBurn:
SAMSUNG DVDWBD SH-B083L SB00 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD+R DL

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
State of Last Session: Complete
Erasable: No
Sessions: 1
Sectors: 1,523,248
Size: 3,119,611,904 bytes
Time: 338:31:73 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x

DVD±R DL Boundary Information:
L0 Data Zone Capacity: 761,632
Changeable: No

TOC Information:
Session 1... (LBA: 0)
-> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 1523247)
-> LeadOut (LBA: 1523248)

Disc Control Blocks Information:
TSSTcorp TS-LB23A

Physical Format Information (ADIP - L0):
Disc ID: CMC MAG-D03-64
Book Type: DVD+R DL
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 2
Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,607
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,283,519

Physical Format Information (ADIP - L1):
Disc ID: CMC MAG-D03-64
Book Type: DVD+R DL
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 2
Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,607
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,283,519

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded - L0):
Disc ID: CMC MAG-D03-64
Book Type: DVD+R DL
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 2
Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,591
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 958,239

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded - L1):
Disc ID: CMC MAG-D03-64
Book Type: DVD+R DL
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 2
Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,591
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 958,239

Layer Information:
Layer 0 Sectors: 761,632 (50%)
Layer 1 Sectors: 761,616 (50%)

Performance (Write Speed):
Descriptor 1...
-> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 1523247 (0x00173E2F)
-> RS: 16,620 KB/s (12x) - WS: 5,540 KB/s (4x)
Descriptor 2...
-> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 1523247 (0x00173E2F)
-> RS: 16,620 KB/s (12x) - WS: 8,310 KB/s (6x)
Descriptor 3...
-> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 1523247 (0x00173E2F)
-> RS: 16,620 KB/s (12x) - WS: 11,080 KB/s (8x)
-----------------------------------------

@gregrocker I'm using the upgrade version so none of those checksums match. The SHA-1 taken from the downloaded ISO is : 4201AA47113697688F4DA8E8B151E32F1CF61B36

I want to thank you for this tool though! I'm just paranoid enough to keep this one around.

I think my next step is a USB drive. The MSI 880G motherboards have simple little BIOS screens but I did notice an option to "Boot from other device" so I hope that means USB.

I'm tired of making coasters
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13 Apr 2011   #19
Proximon

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
 
 

Tried the MS tool to burn a DVD. Same as before.

The USB drive successfully booted, however. So, I have a solution but not an answer.

Thanks to everyone that suggested the USB drive.

Could it be the HP media? I was trying two different types:
HP Double Layer 8X DVD+R 8.5GB
HP 16x DVD-R 4.7GB
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13 Apr 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

Did the bootable USB stick complete the install successfully?

This would rule out the ISO.

Where did you get Win7?
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