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Windows 7: windows 7 installation can not find DVD

25 Apr 2011   #1
mastro59

winXP 32
 
 
windows 7 installation can not find DVD

I have seen a thread on this topic, old (312 days) and didn't report a clear solution. I intalled quite some time ago a Windows7 RC1 64 bit, which worked fine and honestly was not bad at all. Unfortunately I didn't use it for a while and now I discovered it expired, so I need a new clean istallation to do my job: find compatibility issues with WIndows 7 professional edition. I received a new DVD with activation key (i guess it must have been downloaded from MSDN) for the purpose. I'm running windows XP 32 bit right now, but can't install windows 7 because after booting from the DVD it says it can not find a suitable driver. What is this about? I can see all my 4 HDs and the 3 DVDs (one is a Blue Ray driver less than 9 months old ) 2 are sata drivers (a Plaxtor burner and the LG BDD); the 3rd one is an old Toshiba IDE DVD rom (still the faster of the 3). In the installation windows I can browse all drivers and directories, I have unzipped the X58 matheboard drivers in a directory. The installation program can load the drivers (even very very slow).... I tried to load several drivers, but I can't figure out which driver is needed; a DVD rom driver is not available, the MB drivers are not helping either, I'm stuck. I do not want to report " forget about WIndows7" again...we need to move to a 64 bit OS. Can someone help me figure out where the problem is located and find a solution?
Thanks


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25 Apr 2011   #2
sasanet

windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

cpy win7 files to USB and install form USB.
do you know how to create USB installation disk?
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25 Apr 2011   #3
mastro59

winXP 32
 
 

I received the ISO on a USB stick and the DVD. I have created in the past a USB boot disk for FreeBSD and for a Linux distribution, but was not easy at all....any suggestion on how to do this with a Windows 7 is well appreciated, thanks
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25 Apr 2011   #4
DocBrown

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

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25 Apr 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

Confirm the ISO integrity and burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, making sure it says "Bootable" in text at left when you load ISO into ImgBurn. The problem here is almost always the installer integrity since Win7 has all modern HD drivers.

Easiest USB stick method which always works for me is to install UltraISO trial version, on File tab Open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write.

Try unplugging all but the target HD, delete all partitions during booted Custom Install using Drive Options: Clean Install Windows 7

Tips for getting a perfect reinstall - use the ones which apply: Reinstalling Windows 7
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25 Apr 2011   #6
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mastro59 View Post
I have seen a thread on this topic, old (312 days) and didn't report a clear solution. I intalled quite some time ago a Windows7 RC1 64 bit, which worked fine and honestly was not bad at all. Unfortunately I didn't use it for a while and now I discovered it expired, so I need a new clean istallation to do my job: find compatibility issues with WIndows 7 professional edition. I received a new DVD with activation key (i guess it must have been downloaded from MSDN) for the purpose. I'm running windows XP 32 bit right now, but can't install windows 7 because after booting from the DVD it says it can not find a suitable driver. What is this about? I can see all my 4 HDs and the 3 DVDs (one is a Blue Ray driver less than 9 months old ) 2 are sata drivers (a Plaxtor burner and the LG BDD); the 3rd one is an old Toshiba IDE DVD rom (still the faster of the 3). In the installation windows I can browse all drivers and directories, I have unzipped the X58 matheboard drivers in a directory. The installation program can load the drivers (even very very slow).... I tried to load several drivers, but I can't figure out which driver is needed; a DVD rom driver is not available, the MB drivers are not helping either, I'm stuck. I do not want to report " forget about WIndows7" again...we need to move to a 64 bit OS. Can someone help me figure out where the problem is located and find a solution?
Thanks
Does it say anything about which driver it needs? Is your PC setup to use AHCI mode for the hard drives? Even if it is Win 7 DVD should have the needed drivers.
Do you have any add-on cards in the system, like a RAID card of some type?
Is the BIOS setup to use a RAID array, any RAID array?

During the setup there is a section that Asks "Press F6 (I think that is the key) to load drivers (or something like that). It is at the bottom of the screen. At that prompt you need to press that function key and have the drivers you need on a USB stick.
But of course you need to know what drivers you need.
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25 Apr 2011   #7
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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