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Windows 7: Reboot and select proper boot device on new build?!

15 Aug 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. Your installer is suspect so try a new ISO using both methods.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.


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15 Aug 2013   #12
THEDARKLORD

Windows 7 starter 64 bit
 
 

@linnemeyerhere yeah, that is all I have plugged in.
And @gregrocker, I can't get it to boot into the windows 7 installer. It goes from the bios, then the cd drive spins up and the screen goes black and it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or input boot media and press any key to continue." If I press a key, it just says the message again.
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15 Aug 2013   #13
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Check your optical sata and power cables for all connections and also try a new sata cable. If your bios controls the sata headers could the cable be in a header that's disabled? Connect the SSD to sata header 1 (6gb) and optical in header 2. You are close to getting this sorted but I'm hoping the optical isn't bad. Was the optical from a previous build and working fine or is it brand new?
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15 Aug 2013   #14
THEDARKLORD

Windows 7 starter 64 bit
 
 

Yes, the optical works perfectly fine.
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15 Aug 2013   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

It's probably less confusing to request this this thread be moved to installation than to end up with two threads on the same subject.

@THEDARKLORD, your specs say you have win 7 starter 64bit, first, there is no 64bit starter and it only comes preinstalled on OEM computers.

If you are trying to install this on a custom build you are breaking the EULA.

Quote:
Windows 7 StarterWindows 7 Starter is the edition of Windows 7 that contains the fewest features. It is only available in a 32-bit version and does not include the Windows Aero theme. The desktop wallpaper and visual styles (Windows 7 Basic) are not user-changeable. Microsoft originally intended to restrict users of this edition to running three simultaneous applications but this limitation was dropped.[6]This edition is available pre-installed on computers, especially netbooks, through system integrators or computer manufacturers using OEM licenses.[1][7][8]
Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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15 Aug 2013   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Do you have access to another machine with an optical to see if it prompts to load the OS on it? Of course don't click through any actions as this is just a test of the OS disk itself.
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15 Aug 2013   #17
gregrocker

 

Confirm that you tried another ISO for your licensed version, burned to DVD and then if necessary written to stick using tool from link I gave you.

Good catch, Derek: Why is Starter in your Specs? That is not licensed for use on a new build. Where did you get Win7 and how do you plan to activate it?
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15 Aug 2013   #18
THEDARKLORD

Windows 7 starter 64 bit
 
 

I have no idea. Its just a disk that a friend copied and gave to me. Is it really relavent to the topic, because i've used the disk before and it works fine. And yes, the cd drive works. It's like the mobo recognizes the ssd and cd drive but won't let itself boot.

And nothing has worked so far.
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15 Aug 2013   #19
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by THEDARKLORD View Post
I have no idea. Its just a disk that a friend copied and gave to me. Is it really relavent to the topic
Yes it is relevant if you want help.

You need to have a legal copy of Windows for help to proceed.

At least do some research, there is no such thing as a Starter 64bit...
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