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Windows 7: no installation method works?!

22 Jul 2009   #11
Antman

 

It appears that the DVD drive is not reading the DVD correctly. This is not uncommon.

The clue here is: "So when I try to install windows 7 from a burnt dvd i get an error that there are files missing, yet using the same DVD I was able to successfully install it on my laptop"

If you booted from the DVD, all BIOS settings were fine when you started out.

Replace the DVD drive on the target machine. The laptop DVD drive is a known working drive - use it.

If you are not comfortable with disassembling your laptop, buy a new DVD drive (rated to read your DVD type). You can return the drive for a refund if you are sufficiently sinister.


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22 Jul 2009   #12
Guy Scharf

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 

What model DVD drive do you have, and what controller is it connected to if it is a SATA drive?
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22 Jul 2009   #13
skyedemon

 
 

writemaster, i think thats samsung? don't know model exactly, its getting old though and it doesn't have litescribe. It's plugged directly into the motherboard sata ports
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23 Jul 2009   #14
Guy Scharf

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 

That's interesting, because your configuration is similar to mine, and I mostly can't run the install either. I did get it to run once, but the installed version of Windows 7 can't find the cdrom device.

In my case, I have a Samsung SATA DVD connected to the JMB363 controller on the motherboard. So far, I've tried updating the DVD firmware and that hasn't helped. The next two tests I plan to try are to flash the BIOS to get the most recent JMB363 firmware and to try recabling the computer to connect the DVD to one of the ICH7R (or TX4302) ports instead of the JMB363 port.

I've seen suggestions to replace the drive. For anyone who has done this, I'd like to know if replacing a SATA DVD drive with another SATA drive, using the same controller, has been successful. If successful, what model drive did you install?
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23 Jul 2009   #15
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
It appears that the DVD drive is not reading the DVD correctly. This is not uncommon.

The clue here is: "So when I try to install windows 7 from a burnt dvd i get an error that there are files missing, yet using the same DVD I was able to successfully install it on my laptop"

If you booted from the DVD, all BIOS settings were fine when you started out.

Replace the DVD drive on the target machine. The laptop DVD drive is a known working drive - use it.

If you are not comfortable with disassembling your laptop, buy a new DVD drive (rated to read your DVD type). You can return the drive for a refund if you are sufficiently sinister.
I am not entirely innocent with that last statement...Wal-Mart has been suckered quite a bit with that from me
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23 Jul 2009   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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24 Jul 2009   #17
skyedemon

 
 

I think that's the same as using a portable harddrive? cause i've already tried that. I upgraded from vista to windows 7 and seems to run fine now, the vista i had was only on for a few days so it wasn't bogged down or anything
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24 Jul 2009   #18
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skyedemon View Post
I upgraded from vista to windows 7 and seems to run fine now...
So, I take it - the task is accomplished and the "problem" remains unsolved. Two point conversion is good!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I am not entirely innocent with that last statement...
Did you put the old gear in the return box? Sinestra Maximus.
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25 Jul 2009   #19
dnr

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I am getting the message during install of W7 RTM about a missing CD/DVD driver. I have not had this problem on previous W7 installs. I am on a Dell Inspirion 5100. BIOS has no settings for the CD/DVD drive. Starting the install from within the current W7 installation seems to be my only option.
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25 Jul 2009   #20
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnr View Post
...Starting the install from within the current W7 installation seems to be my only option...
Or you could create a bootable thumb drive.

* I just read the f manual. USB not an option.
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