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Windows 7: New guy needs help

20 May 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Update on DVD problem. There are no apparent problems indicated by all manner of diagnostics I have so far run. No "yellow triangles", the CD/DVD shows up as available drive, and it will play the prerecorded DVD's.
Ran MS Fixit then tried System Image thing. Several times. I have 3 different kinds of DVD-R's here and it tells me the same thing every time, "the media in the drive is not writable". Really? Is that my problem that simple? I need DVD-RW instead of DVD-R?
It does burn CD's and I don't know that I have ever created any sort of DVD but is it not the same device?

Mr. "Gregrocker"-
I do have to go back to "work" tomorrow. 2 full days in Panama City then on the road for 3 or 4 days. May be out of touch. But I really appreciate your guidance so far.

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20 May 2015   #12
Microsoft MVP


You do not have an EFI BIOS or there would be an EFI System Partition instead of the legacy install's System Reserved partition which boots Win7.

As long as you stick with the steps in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 then you will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes.
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