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Can't Boot Windows 7


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ridiska5

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Hello!

Windows 7 x86
CPU:Pentium 4 dual-core 3.00GHz
500 Gb Hard drive 70 Gb reserved for windows.
2 Gb of RAM DDR2



Straight to the point. I can't do a clean install of my Windows 7 x86, because the DVD won't boot. The screen shows VAIO and then it loads my current windows which is windows 7. It shows nothing in between, nothing. Just the VAIO screen and then loads windows straight up with the DVD disk of windows 7 being in the DVD Drive. The cables are properly connected, the dvd drive obviously works. The DOS/Legacy is enabled. The boot order is correct, CD/DVD-Floppy-Hard drive.

PLEASE HELP, THANK YOU!

Edited by ridiska5, 21 May 2010 - 08:05 PM.

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Can your Viao boot from any other DVD? If so, you may have a dirty/scratched/bad Windows 7 DVD.

Can you boot your Windows 7 DVD in any other computer? If so, your Viao may have a dirty/flaky/dead DVD drive.
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I checked, the disk is fine it might be the DVD Drive though. But can it still be the DVD drive because it reads Windows 7 DVD in my older windows 7 system, yet it doesn't read it when you restart the comp. and try to do a clean install. Thanks though.
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Do you mean you connected your Viao's DVD drive to an older system, and the older system was then able to boot your Windows 7 DVD using the Viao's DVD drive?

If so, something may be wrong with your Viao, (controller/motherboard). Try resetting the BIOS/CMOS to factory defaults.



Have you tried a different DVD drive in your Viao?



Which model Viao are we talking about?
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Yes it's more likely the bios, and it's to old to be reset haha. Well, I'm going to try to take the hard drive I usually install windows on and install Windows 7 DVD on another computer and then put it in my computer. Do you think that will work?

Thanks for all the help.
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Yes it's more likely the bios, and it's to old to be reset haha. Well, I'm going to try to take the hard drive I usually install windows on and install Windows 7 DVD on another computer and then put it in my computer. Do you think that will work?

Unless it is an exactly identical computer, no, it won't work. The Windows installation routine searches for all of the hardware inside your computer and then builds a unique HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) specifically designed for that computer. It must do this because all of the basic hardware inside the computer needs to be able to communicate with the operating system, (without crashing it).


Thanks for all the help.

You're welcome. :)
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Yes it's more likely the bios, and it's to old to be reset haha. Well, I'm going to try to take the hard drive I usually install windows on and install Windows 7 DVD on another computer and then put it in my computer. Do you think that will work?

Unless it is an exactly identical computer, no, it won't work. The Windows installation routine searches for all of the hardware inside your computer and then builds a unique HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) specifically designed for that computer. It must do this because all of the basic hardware inside the computer needs to be able to communicate with the operating system, (without crashing it).


Only in a Windows environment :)

Verify that your boot order is selecting the CD first before the HDD in the BIOS.
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Install from a USB stick.

http://www.geekstogo...s...t&p=1786428
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