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Windows 7: New system....CDBOOT: Couldn't find BOOTMGR

22 Nov 2009   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Burn the iso with this - the only thing to do is browse to the iso, and select 4x as the speed:

isoburner.zip

Put a cdr in - don't format it - click Burn ISO!




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22 Nov 2009   #12
mikkie

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LucRad View Post
Ok I created a vista repair disk but the instructions on the top link "unawave" aren't the same as the version of imgburn that i have so took me off track and can't get it right....uggggg....grrrrrr
I just used the latest version of Imgburn and was able to set it up by following his screenshots. Just take your time. It probably took me 45 minutes, because I checked and rechecked and checked the recheck, before I was able to burn the final ISO.
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22 Nov 2009   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Much easier to use the isoburner posted above. That's all it does.
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23 Nov 2009   #14
mikkie

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Much easier to use the isoburner posted above. That's all it does.
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Pardon my ignorance, but if he has a brand new out-of-the-box version of Win7, how is just burning a new ISO copy of that going to help? What worked for me was burning a new ISO with a reworked boot code from Vista. I had similar problems as him. My computer would boot to installation if I put in the WinXP install disc, but it wouldn't if I put in the Win7 disk.
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23 Nov 2009   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Is that what he's doing?

Wasn't clear to me - thought he was just going to burn the Vista recovery cd and :
boot to the cmd prompt on that - take the Vista dvd out. Put 7 dvd in and run the setup.exe that is inside the 7 dvd sources folder.

Either way - the principle is the same.
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23 Nov 2009   #16
mikkie

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Is that what he's doing?

Wasn't clear to me - thought he was just going to burn the Vista recovery cd and :
boot to the cmd prompt on that - take the Vista dvd out. Put 7 dvd in and run the setup.exe that is inside the 7 dvd sources folder.

Either way - the principle is the same.
Hey, I'm a complete newby to this. Never thought about just booting with the Vista disk then switching to Win7. If that works, great! Whole lot easier than what I did, even though it produced a working install.
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23 Nov 2009   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Actually, it makes sense to create a dvd that works - saves messing with 2 when you want to install.

That's if the OP can get it to work.
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23 Nov 2009   #18
LucRad

 
 

Clarity...

- New system...no OS
- Other disks work in the new system (MOBO setup disk, Win xp)
- Win7 disk works in other computers, but not on new system.

as of last night I installed WinXP(which it took ...no problem) and then tried to install Win7 this morning and got a 32 bit error of some kind saying it wasn't compatible with 32bit os or something of that nature...will recheck it tonight.

Tonight I'm going to try the dvd drive out of my old system.

So far all I can possibly bring it down to is there must be some kind of compatibility issue with the MOBO or DVD being able to read the Win7 coding....dunno if that makes sense but I'm no computer geek.

Thanks for all the help so far....stay tuned...LOL and keep the ideas coming!
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23 Nov 2009   #19
mikkie

Win7
 
 

So, did you complete the Unawave instructions on making a new disk with the Vista boot code? You already have the solution to your problem. You just need to implement it.
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23 Nov 2009   #20
LucRad

 
 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Incompatible DVD drive...would not read 64 bit software.

I put in my old DVD drive and off it went.

Thanks everyone for all your efforts!
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