win 7 not rebootable

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  1. stonexu1984

    stonexu1984 MDL Novice

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    #1 stonexu1984, Aug 18, 2010
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    I bought the PC parts and just assembled them myself but when I insert the disk contains win 7 x64 downloaded from Repository, it shows

    "reboot and select proper boot device
    or insert boot media in selected bootdo device and press a key"

    First I thought it sth wrong with my hardware so i go to Bios, the motherboard does detect my CDROM and Hard Drive,

    configure SATA as IDE(you can aslo choose RAID, AICH, i don't know the differecen)

    primary IDE master : not detected
    primary IDE slave: not detected
    secondary IDE master: CDROM
    secondary IDE slave: not detected
    third IDE master: not detected
    fourth IDE master: Hard Disk

    and CDROM is first boot, hard disk second boot. i also checked the wire they are firmly connected.

    So is there sth wrong with the win7 disk? I just burned the iso into the DVD room.

    my motherboard is EVGA SLI P55
     
  2. WinFLP

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    Look at BOOT order in BIOS settings. Or just after you switch it on, you may be able to press a key like ESC to override boot order and select the DVD/CD drive.
     
  3. stonexu1984

    stonexu1984 MDL Novice

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    boot order is default at DVD first and Hard drive second
     
  4. urie

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  5. stonexu1984

    stonexu1984 MDL Novice

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    u r saying not simply burn the 1 iso file to DVD? instead of, burn the files inside the iso?
     
  6. alextheg

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    Basically you drag and drop the iso file into your chosen burning program. Then you need to extract the files, once this is done you have a bootable image which you can then burn to disc.
     
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  7. Yurbuh Tuggly

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    The ISO is a 'container' of sorts--like a Zip or Rar file...but in your case, do not attempt to deconstruct it--you may not end up with a bootable DVD. Use the program to burn it as suggested by urie above and you will be fine.
     
  8. urie

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    Easiest way is just open the iso file with your burning program and burn dvd, Do Not Extract it if you extract the files it is not bootable.
     
  9. alextheg

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    True enough Urie, although sometimes it is necessary to extract. For instance, i have a win7 reapair disc iso which if i drop into power iso it shows non bootable image, however extract it and oila ... bootable image ready to burn. ;) Not trying to confuse anything here btw ......
     
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  10. WinFLP

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    #10 WinFLP, Aug 18, 2010
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    ImgBurn:
    Write image file to disc.

    Works every time. Never had problems with burnt discs not being bootable.

    As well ImgBurn is smart and if you try burning an ISO as a lone file on a data disc it will prompt.
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    ImgBurn
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    You've only selected 1 file and it looks like it's an image file!
    
    C:\Windows7.iso
    
    You're in 'Build' mode, are you sure you want to create a backup of this image file rather than just burning it normally?
    
    Note: If you want to burn it normally, click 'No', switch to 'Write' mode and then try again.
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    Yes   No   
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  11. stonexu1984

    stonexu1984 MDL Novice

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    thanks everyone, i used windows 7 usb/dvd download to create a bootable discs, now it's working
     
  12. alextheg

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    Glad you got there in the end. :)
     
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