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Windows 7: cannot boot from original windows 7 home premium CD

29 May 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Are you following these exact steps: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD?

What happens when you tap the F12 key repeatedly at boot? Do you get the BIOS Boot Menu and can you select DVD drive to boot? If so are you prompted to Press any key...?

Try running Factory Recovery partiition to restore the computer to factory condition Home Premium: Dell Restoring Your Computer´s Software to the Factory Settings

If Factory Recovery will not run, then find another Win7 installation DVD for your licensed version, wipe the HD since the Recovery won't run anyway, then reinstall Win7 following these steps: Reinstalling Windows 7


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29 May 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Did you make your Dell Recovery Disk?

How to use Dell Recovery, & how to order Recovery Disks.
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29 May 2011   #13
tsuresh

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

hi,
I dont see the option Dell factory Image restore.
Does this recovery disk costs me ?
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30 May 2011   #14
theog

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cannot boot from original windows 7 home premium CD-dell-recovery-disks.png

or

cannot boot from original windows 7 home premium CD-dell-recovery-disks2.png


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30 May 2011   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I suspect the OP's friend has wiped the Dell recovery partition.
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30 May 2011   #16
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I suspect the OP's friend has wiped the Dell recovery partition.
No, if you see the disk management snip, the recovery partition is still there. But its impossible to follow what exactly OP and friend did and exactly what disks they used.

OP, if you're still around, your factory recovery options are:

1) If dell datasafe is installed and lets you create recovery disks, do so asap and restore from them. If its not installed you might try downloading from the dell site, then try. See Theog's post above.

2) If 1) does not work, go back to disk management and mark the recovery partition active, then reboot and it should launch recovery. Backup user data before doing this.

If disk management doesnt let you, diskpart can also be used to mark the recovery partition active. Theres a tut on SF, check it out.

3) Tap F8 repeatedly at boot then click Repair my computer in the advanced boot options. See if theres a dell restore option there, if yes click it and follow onscreen prompts.

4) If nothing works, borrow a disk from a friend or download a clean iso off the web, install the same edition that came preloaded and activate with the sticker key. As Gregrocker advised.
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30 May 2011   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You are correct Bill, I missed that.
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31 May 2011   #18
tsuresh

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi all,

Thanks for you all your support.The issue is solved but still looks strange to me.
Probably it could be a known issue .
Till yesterday evening the scenario is,
I have dual boot (win 7 enterprise,win 7 home.But home is recently installed OS)
The bootable win 7 home CD is not booting properly.
Yesterday night I have tried with the XP bootable CD.
That time it shows "Press any key...."(But I didnt installed)
After this,I haved just tried win 7 home CD,to my surprise it shows "Press any key.."
I have successfully installed home now.
But still I dont know how it worked.
Is it like once you enter the lower version of OS the BIOS settings will change (or) something like that ?

Thanks for all your support again.
Regards,
Suresh
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31 May 2011   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That is good news, glad you got it sorted.
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31 May 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Sounds like dust on DVD or in CD/DVD Drive.
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