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Windows 7: Windows 7 DVD will not load

24 Nov 2009   #1
Spiggy

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 DVD will not load

Hi All,

I'm new to the forum and I have a peculiar problem.

My Windows 7 DVD will not load on my PC. My DVD drive is fine (it will read or load any other DVD that I care to throw at it)

My disc is OK as it can be read on any other PC that I care to put it in.

The PC that I am trying to load it on to is running Vista Home Premium at the moment.

Can anyone help please?


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24 Nov 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

We need to know the exact error message and symptoms at the time of failure.

Try booting from the Win7 DVD and use Custom Advanced drive tools to Delete, create New and Format the drive.

You need to have your files backed up and it would be good to have your Vista recovery disks although Acer could mail them to you if you should ever need to recover to factory condition, which you shouldn't.
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24 Nov 2009   #3
Spiggy

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry, I'm not trying to load it on my Acer. I'm trying to load it onto my Desktop which is custom built.

All that happens is the DVD drive light flashes constantly. This also happens if I try to boot from the DVD.

If I try to load from Vista the DVD drive in 'Computer' does not even show the DVD in the drive.
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24 Nov 2009   #4
gregrocker

 

You said that the DVD was readable in another optical drive? See if it will boot in that same OD.

If so, swap that OD into your build to try to boot to install Win7.

You can also format a flash drive primary and load files into its root to boot from Boot Menu under "Hard Drives".
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24 Nov 2009   #5
Spiggy

Windows 7
 
 

The other drive that I have is in my laptop.

The drive (or PC) that is giving me the problems will read and load any other DVD that I put in it, so I'm assuming that the drive is OK
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24 Nov 2009   #6
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spiggy View Post
The other drive that I have is in my laptop.

The drive (or PC) that is giving me the problems will read and load any other DVD that I put in it, so I'm assuming that the drive is OK
Hi Spig welcome to windows 7 forums,
Question Spiggy, did you change your boot order in the bios?
If you can access the bios change the boot priority to the dvd as booting first.
And then reboot with your windows seven disk in your drive.
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24 Nov 2009   #7
Adrian

 

Spig, if you say your drive is not gib=ving you any problems with another disk how did you attach it? IDE SATA?
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24 Nov 2009   #8
Spiggy

Windows 7
 
 

I have tried booting from the DVD (after changing the boot order) and get the same symptoms and it just sits waiting for the boot record in the bios screen.

The DVD drive is an IDE drive and as I have said it works perfectly (as does the PC) with any other DVD.
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24 Nov 2009   #9
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spiggy View Post
The other drive that I have is in my laptop.

The drive (or PC) that is giving me the problems will read and load any other DVD that I put in it, so I'm assuming that the drive is OK
Will it boot and proceed with install in your laptop?

This would mean that the burn is good, and the OD in your build seems to be good, too.

Must be BIOS settings.
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24 Nov 2009   #10
Spiggy

Windows 7
 
 

No problem on the laptop.

I've also checked the Bios settings on my Desktop and they seem OK. I can boot from a Vista installation DVD on the desktop no problem
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