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Windows 7: PC won't let me install Windows 7 :(

06 Apr 2010   #11
Adamworthy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I wonder if this is a bad DVD drive. Do you have any other drives you can try out?
Yeah, I have one from an old laptop I could try.

I'll give it a go when this memory test has completed.


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06 Apr 2010   #12
Adamworthy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

OMD Windows is installing after changing the disc drive over, this is weird as his friend installed linux using the same disc drive just last week :S
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06 Apr 2010   #13
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

As optical drives are mechanical hardware, they are prone to failure without warning.

Fortunately DVD drives are cheap. Here's a good one for a great price: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - CD / DVD Drives
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06 Apr 2010   #14
Adamworthy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
As optical drives are mechanical hardware, they are prone to failure without warning.

Fortunately DVD drives are cheap. Here's a good one for a great price: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - CD / DVD Drives
I didn't need to buy a new one had an old laptop in bits so I just took it out of there
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06 Apr 2010   #15
Adamworthy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Another thing, my laptops disc drive keeps disappearing. Could this be a faulty drive too?
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06 Apr 2010   #16
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Where does it disappear from? How do you get it back?
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07 Apr 2010   #17
Adamworthy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Where does it disappear from? How do you get it back?
It'll just disappear from my computer and won't work. I have to restart.
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07 Apr 2010   #18
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Is the drive visible in Device Manager or Disk Management during that time?
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