many win7 problems

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by spaghetti, May 7, 2011.

  1. spaghetti

    spaghetti MDL Novice

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    I had Win7 retail installed on a desktop. But WUpdate wouldn't work. Nobody could fix it in 6mths.

    Offline updates here need SP1. I have a DVD with SP1 that I used on another machine. I used it to install on the desktop.

    Try 1:
    Format C:
    Install, all fine to 'copying files' part.
    Went away, came back 1hr screen black. All dead.

    Reboot, try again.

    DVD loading, PC beeps crazy

    Reboot, turn off all o/c, try again.

    DVD loads, choose language, 'Install now'

    DVD asks me for DVD driver. Can't continue install.


    DVD is sata, I have no idea what's going on. Why does it want a driver?
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Sounds crazy!!! Check the dvd or try to install from usb....
     
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  3. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Sounds to me like the SP1 DVD from the other PC is a recovery disk not an installation disk.

    Check the stickies and get a DVD image straight from MSFT.
    That will tell you if its the DVD or the PC thast the problem. :cool:
     
  4. andhrew

    andhrew MDL Novice

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    why you used retail version?
     
  5. kku

    kku MDL Novice

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    Could be a corrupt DvD drive. Do other Dvds work in there?