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Windows 7 Install stuck on blinking underscore after Booting from DVD drive

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June 1, 2014 2:12:13 PM

I have a Hp H8-1360t that previously had a 1tb hard drive. I took out this drive and installed a 64GB SSD to clean install windows on. I am using the official Windows 7 64bit ISO that I burnt onto a disk.

I took out my old HD, installed the new SSD, went into bios, and changed boot order to dvd. It loads up saying "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD Drive.." I dont get a chance to press a key before it skips that and goes to a black screen with a blinking underscore in the top left corner. My drive starts blinking at first but once it gets to the underscore screen, all goes quiet. Most I know get into the install before this happens. Im not even started on it.

What is going on/how can I fix it? Sorry if this is in the wrong place. Im not sure if this falls under hardware issues or software issues.

EDIT: I tried using an external dvd drive and it started the install. Seems to be my internal drive wouldnt work. Now Im getting a "CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" when I start the install.

Edit x2: Even though I downloaded the official iso, it appears to be somewhat corrupt and refuses to work on a usb so I am reburning it at a lower speed as well as redownloading it just in case.

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June 1, 2014 4:51:59 PM

Its uefi motherbd so you need to install in uefi mode. During power up press the function key that corresponds to "Select boot device" and then pick the UEFI option for your dvd/install disk.
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June 1, 2014 7:10:44 PM

popatim said:
Its uefi motherbd so you need to install in uefi mode. During power up press the function key that corresponds to "Select boot device" and then pick the UEFI option for your dvd/install disk.


I appreciate your reply, but that wasnt it.
Turns out chrome kept downloading only 2GB exactly of the 3.1GB iso file, no matter how many times I tried. This caused it to be corrupt as well as never copy to a USB. I tried Firefox with IDM and it downloaded all 3.1GB of it in 12 minutes and smoothly burnt to a disk and USB. I'm not quite sure why chrome was doing that, but either way, I now have a working Windows 7 on my SSD.
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June 1, 2014 7:24:06 PM

Awesome!
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