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Windows 7: Problem Installing Win7 x86 - Missing Drivers

03 Aug 2011   #21
gregrocker

 

You mention a "Compatible" setting. What are the other choices there?


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03 Aug 2011   #22
eliminatrix

Windows 7 v7600
 
 

i) Disabled
ii) Compatible
iii) Enhanced
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03 Aug 2011   #23
eliminatrix

Windows 7 v7600
 
 

Update - Am I allowed to cite a few choice expletives at this moment in time please?
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03 Aug 2011   #24
gregrocker

 

I would study the Manual to fully understand each of those settings as it may hold the key to the install blockage. Something is keeping the installer from seeing the drive.

What is the exact error when you attempt to boot both the Win7 and Vista installer now?

There are a few steps given which haven't been tried so get those out of the way now.

In addition you tried writing the install ISO to flash stick? If it's a retail CD you can install UltraISO trial version, on File tab Open DVD (or ISO if it's burned from a file), on Bootable tab select Write DIsk Image, Format, Write. Boot under HD's or USB.

If it's an ISO you downloaded, confirm integrity and burn another using ImgBUrn at 4x speed with Verify.

We have other tricks up our sleeve but these are the first steps which all need to be tried.
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03 Aug 2011   #25
eliminatrix

Windows 7 v7600
 
 

Well...you can mark this issue as solved. IT WAS THE DVD DRIVE!
I switched it out for the Blu-Ray drive from my main rig and now Windows 7 is installing without a hitch. That is so stupid...really.
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