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  1. Posts : 1,557
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       #51

    is it IDE or USB?
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    windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
       #52

    maif ur dvd rom has SATA cable or IDE cable
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  3. Posts : 1,557
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       #53

    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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       #54

    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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  5. Posts : 1,557
    XP, Seven, 2008R2
       #55

    ChuckR said:
    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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       #56

    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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  7. Posts : 1,557
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       #57

    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..
    Last edited by sup3rsprt; 24 Aug 2009 at 08:27.
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    XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
       #58

    sup3rsprt said:
    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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  9. Posts : 1,557
    XP, Seven, 2008R2
       #59

    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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  10. Posts : 133
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       #60

    any help?
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