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Windows 7: boot from drives and format

24 Aug 2009   #51
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

is it IDE or USB?


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24 Aug 2009   #52
multibot

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

maif ur dvd rom has SATA cable or IDE cable
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24 Aug 2009   #53
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

my guess is it's something like eSATA or USB. somehow I cannot see him connecting an IDE DVD drive to a laptop.
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24 Aug 2009   #54
maifs

windows7
 
 

my bios : Gericom 755CI 1.0,BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1.04G 07/09
i dont know esata?
but not from USB.
i think its esata.
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24 Aug 2009   #55
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
Now I see what you mean. The setup files are not on root of the drive. They are in a folder labeled Windows7

So you are absolutely right. Making D: active will not work unless he moved the files to D: first (and decompressed them)

Good catch! Sorry that I missed your point the first time.

Good thing it wouldn't allow him to set the partition active anyways, or his system would be hosed!
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24 Aug 2009   #56
maifs

windows7
 
 

what should i now?
can't i update my bios?
i think it caused for stop booting.
can it possible?
how can i update?
one thing more , can i update BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1.04G 07/09 latest version, in which it shows everything and works correctly.
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24 Aug 2009   #57
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

check your laptop manufacturer for bios updates

you could always just delete as much as you can from the C: drive and do a clean install. You won't be able to format but that's not mandatory.

Check the c:\windows\winsxs folder. I guarantee there is a bunch of files wasting space in there (although I wouldn't recommend deleting them under normal circumstances). You can also disable hibernation and pagefile to free up another couple of gigs..
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24 Aug 2009   #58
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
change the order from

IDE-0
CD/DVD-0

to

CD/DVD-0
IDE-0

also, make sure jumper settings are correct on all of your IDE devices.
Try:
USB CDROM
IDE-0

if it "plugs-in", as he/she says. See what that does with a DVD...

Someone deleted your message that I had intended to reply to:
the one about "... as I said in the Techie Explanation"...
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24 Aug 2009   #59
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

yes I deleted my message because I was wrong (as I detailed a few posts above)

maifs said USB already tried
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24 Aug 2009   #60
maifs

windows7
 
 

any help?
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