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Windows 7: Clean install Win7 in new HDD, w/XP on old HDD?

23 Apr 2010   #11
DocBrown

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

What brand of PATA (IDE) DVD drive ? Have you double checked the power & ribbon cables for proper connection ? Most of the SATA HD's don't need jumper settings. What about if you set HD as first boot device in BIOS, then during post boot-up you tap the F11 key several times to see if you get to choose Boot Device Menu, then choose DVD drive.


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24 Apr 2010   #12
gigem891

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Thanks Doc, I'll check and try that....NEC DVD-RW ND-3550A drive.
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24 Apr 2010   #13
gigem891

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Same thing...."Reboot and Select proper Boot device....."
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24 Apr 2010   #14
DocBrown

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

Do you have any other bootable Cd / DVD's to test if they boot. So we can determine if it is the drive or the Windows 7 disc ?
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24 Apr 2010   #15
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigem891 View Post
Same thing...."Reboot and Select proper Boot device....."
Re-enter BIOS and poke around a bit, you may have missed something in there. As Doc said SATA drives have no jumpers. And most modern mobos dont either, all is done via BIOS.

Also, 90% of issues are physical... so check and double check all connections...data and power.
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24 Apr 2010   #16
gigem891

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Back on task, thank you try my OEM Windows XP?, and keep poking around BIOS.
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24 Apr 2010   #17
gigem891

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Ok. WinXP disc loads normally. Must be a faulty DVD reader...have had similar problems before, reading some DVDs. Will replace DVD-RW drive ASAP. Usually works when inserted following "good read disc", so I'll keep trying this. Physical problem is right, and NO, I didn't continue XP installation.
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24 Apr 2010   #18
DocBrown

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

Atleast we are narrowing it down somewhat
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24 Apr 2010   #19
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You can also write ISO to USB flash stick on another machine to boot for install on target machine: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Or you could even install XP, extract Win7 ISO to desktop to run Setup to overwrite XP.
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24 Apr 2010   #20
gigem891

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Leaving now to go buy new DVD-RW drive. Tired of messing with it. Will post back after install/retry.....
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