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Windows 7: Unable to reinstall Win7

07 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Unable to reinstall Win7

I recently got into a phase where even safe mode would fail to open. So using Puppy Linux I managed to save my data. However now when it's time to reinstall Win7, the CD won't load. I get only two options which I get even without loading the Cd -
1] Startup Repair (Which apparently never ends)
2] Start Windows Normally (something like that)
My boot options are proper and my hard drive n cd drive works that I know for sure since I used the puppy linux cd. I also dont get the "press any key to load from cd".
What am I supposed to do? I just want to format now.

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07 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Try starting your computer & when it ceases to go any further, load your installation DVD into the DVD drive & then shut down the computer by holding in the start button until it shuts down. Wait a 10 or 15 second & then restart your computer.

If you have the DVD drive as the first boot option as you mention in your post, then it should boot from the DVD & begin the installation process.
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07 Nov 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


Check the Win7 DVD"s condition to make sure it's not scratched or dirty.

Try setting the HDD to boot first in BIOS setup, then trigger DVD to boot using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen.

If it won't prompt to Press any Key, try another DVD burned from a fresh ISO with the tool provided in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If that fails write the same ISO to flash stick to try booting it under USB, Removable or HD's.
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07 Nov 2013   #4

window 7 home premium 64 bits

what i do is press f8 on a asus board and f11 on a asrock board that gave the choice of choosing booting to the cd .
sorry about my spelling am french
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09 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

@Ranger4 n @yvesj - sorry but doesnt help
@gregrocker - my cd works properly which i confirmed via booting it in my old pc that has XP. I got all the options which I am supposed to get. Diagnostics show my hard drive works properly. Any further ideas?
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09 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Are you even getting the "Press any key to boot from dvd" ?????

And why do you keep calling it a cd ?
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09 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

@AddRAM - Nope. Had used Puppy Linux cd to recover data.And ya my bad, a DVD.
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09 Nov 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

@AddRAM - No I dont see the "Press any key to boot from dvd". I do get this option in my old XP when I tried to confirm if my disk was working..
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09 Nov 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Then your dvd drive is not seeing the Windows 7 dvd.

Does the drive see other dvd`s ?

Where did your Windows 7 dvd come from ? Is it retail ? Did you make it ?

Please describe in exact words.

And you`re certain you have the dvd drive listed 1st in the boot order in the bios, or you are pressing the proper 1 time boot key while the bios is loading ?
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09 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

It's an original dvd from Dell which I bought last year. Plus how does it manage to see my Linux and not this makes me wonder like hell
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