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Windows 7: Disc Read Error upon install

23 Oct 2009   #1
visarts

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 
Disc Read Error upon install

Hi there,
I had Vista Ultimate installed for a long time on my PC, and just today bought the student upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. The download went fine, and I selected the custom install, since it couldn't upgrade from Ultimate.

The setup screen appeared, and it extracted the setup files, and then reboot my computer. Right after my bios boot screen, I got the message "disc read error - press ctrl alt delete to reboot."

I did order the disc backup so I'll be getting that in the mail eventually, but what went wrong? Everything appeared to be normal right up to this point, and I don't know how to solve it.

Thanks very much


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23 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi visarts... Welcome to the forums!

This is an alternate way that you might try while you are waiting for your disc.. Extract the files to a spare partition/drive and run the setup.exe from there... If you continue to get a disc read error, then your hard drive may be going on you... Let us know how it goes...
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23 Oct 2009   #3
visarts

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

that's the problem, though, right now I can't get into the file because it was downloaded to my desktop
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23 Oct 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

ahh... that does present a problem .. well this wont help you now, but consider making another partition after you get it/IF you get it installed, as a data/backup drive...
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23 Oct 2009   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Can you get a boot into Safe Mode in Vista yet with the F5 or F8 Keys ?

Then copy the file from the desktop to somewhere else ?
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23 Oct 2009   #6
visarts

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Well I actually have a second hard drive installed, so I probably should have kept a copy there, but no, unfortunately, I can hit f8 till I'm blue in the face and it won't do any good - the boot process doesn't get that far. And I also doubt it's an issue with my hard drive, since it's only about a year old, and up till now I've never had a single issue with it.
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23 Oct 2009   #7
visarts

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I was also hoping I could redownload it to my laptop (which I'm using now) burn it to a disc and try it that way, but when I try to log in to digitalriver it says "no orders found"
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23 Oct 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Lets hope that you can get it installed once you get your disc... Oh... just an FYI ... Ive returned brand new drives as soon as I got em in the case....
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23 Oct 2009   #9
visarts

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

is the disc backup of an upgrade bootable?
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23 Oct 2009   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I cant say one way or another.. maybe someone who has received one can say.... Can you boot using your vista disc??
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