Can't boot from Windows 7 disc Tags: Windows 7 Boot Last response: May 20, 2013 6:04 PM in Windows 7 Share Whirlingdervish May 20, 2013 4:30:30 PM Hey all, I have a computer with 3x hard drives and 2 DVD drives. Currently, I have XP on drive 1, but I want to install W7 on drive 3. Problem is, I can't get the computer to run the install disc for W7 OEM. The installation disc won't boot through XP, showing "This disc isn't compatible with this OS". I've tried command prompt, but not sure I have the right commands. I've looked at the BIOS, but it is set to CDROM to boot first. I attempted to change the boot order in the computer's boot menu upon startup, but it doesn't work, and boots up to XP. When the startup screen shows "Press any button to start from CDROM", the computer does not recognize my keyboard entry and goes on to load XP. I thought that I might be able to physically unplug the hard drives I'm not loading W7 on, but I'm concerned that this might reconfigure the drive labeling, channel assignments, or sequence, etc.. I'm not well-versed enough with this to feel comfortable with more complicated trickery until I hear back from folks. Any suggestion? Thanks in advance! More about : boot windows disc USAFRet a c 534 $ Windows 7 May 20, 2013 4:46:56 PM Disconnect all drives except the target Win 7 drive. Verify the DVD drive is first in boot order. Try again. m 0 l Whirlingdervish May 20, 2013 6:04:06 PM Thank you, Air Force veteran! I did all of your suggestions. Still no boot from the Windows disc. I tried the disc in another computer and it boots right up upon start up. I am wondering if my problem stems from the way the drives are configured. Here is the channel config: DVD #1 Ch. 4 master DVD #2 ch. 0 slave HD ch 1 slave all three BIOS boot orders are set to CDROM One DVD is hooked through a blue wire (SCSI?) and the other is an older ribbon connector. I try the boot menu upon startup and set it to CDROM, and it still just reboots. ??? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can't boot windows 7 from external disc drive. Forum SolvedJust reinstalled windows 7 using disc, now can't find product key Forum SolvedBlinking cursor boot - No windows 7 install disc! Forum SolvedDo I have to put the Windows 7 disc in every time I boot the computer? Forum SolvedWindows 7 disc will not boot Forum SolvedWhich disc should I install Windows 7 to / My games to to maximize fps and boot times ? Forum SolvedCan't get computer to boot from the windwos 7 disc Forum window can't boot up from HDD. I try to install window with disc but there is no disk/partition to install. How can I do to ge Forum Recent Upgrade; Windows 7 Crashes On Boot; Power IO Error On Boot From Disc Forum Windows 7 will not Boot, asks for the installation disc. Forum Laptop won't boot any disc except for Windows 7 Forum Can't boots windows disc onto a Dell Vostro business laptop Forum Windows 7 Updates causes Failure to Boot. What could be the issue? (Motherboard, Install Disc, Something else?) Forum [Solved] Can\'t get computer to boot from the windwos 7 disc Forum Can't boot from disc but can read disc once in windows Forum reinstalling windows 7 without boot disc Forum Can't use CD-ROM to boot Windows install disc HELP Forum Can't boot from Windows 2K disc. Help! Forum hp pavilion dv6700 windows 7 disc boot ???? Forum CD-Rom won't recognise Windows 7 .iso file from self made boot disc. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !