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a b $ Windows 7
October 11, 2010 5:26:43 AM

K so i have window 7 32bit and I want to get window 7 64 bit.

From my understandings..i have to do a clean install.

I backup my files and I am getting ready to wipe out my harddrive. The problem is i cant boot from the cd drive. I made my cd drive first priority in BIOS boot settings.

Any helps?

Computer specs :
1tb hd
6g ram
asus p6t
crossfire hd 4870
i7 920

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a b $ Windows 7
October 11, 2010 5:33:24 AM

Are you putting a DVD into a CD drive?
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Anonymous
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a b $ Windows 7
October 11, 2010 6:56:13 AM

Twoboxer said:
Are you putting a DVD into a CD drive?


yes i did
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a b $ Windows 7
October 11, 2010 8:16:14 AM

Pay attention to what he asked. Did you put a DVD in a CDdrive? I'll let you guess how well that will work. Pay attention to the boot as well, sometimes you'll need to press a key to boot from the drive.

edit to make bold work
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a b $ Windows 7
October 11, 2010 8:20:12 AM

Is this an original, bootable Windows disc? If it does not register as bootable, the PC will ignore it during boot-up.

EDIT: The above posters are correct, DVD in a CD drive obviously won't work.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 11, 2010 8:20:20 AM

I'd be surprised if a system sporting an i7 processor has a CD drive and not a DVD drive (can you even buy plain old CD drives nowadays?). I suspect that your second point is the relevant one. Or possibly, as Herr_Koos suggests, it's not a genuine, bootable Microsoft DVD.
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Anonymous
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a b $ Windows 7
October 12, 2010 1:10:44 AM

Yes, i am using the original, bootable windows disc
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a b $ Windows 7
October 12, 2010 2:02:50 AM

Make the optical drive the only boot option, remove the hdds entirely. Any chance you have the disk in the wrong drive? Disk is clean?
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a b $ Windows 7
October 12, 2010 4:19:31 AM

Finally, we are at Stage 2 lol. ^ to which I'd add, is it a legitimate Windows Disk? Also, does your BIOS require two steps? Add "CD/DVD to Boot devices" and "Adjust Boot sequence list" ?
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Anonymous
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a b $ Windows 7
October 12, 2010 10:26:47 PM

I make cd room my only boot option and still doesnt work.

There are is no adjust to boot sequence list.

I would also like to mention that. i build the computer
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Anonymous
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a b $ Windows 7
October 12, 2010 10:27:35 PM

yes, i am using a legit window disc
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a b $ Windows 7
October 12, 2010 11:59:48 PM

Make sure that the SATA cable to the drive is connected at both ends. I assume the power cable is connected, since you were able to insert a DVD in it (eject). May want to try replacing the SATA cable or try a different SATA port on the mobo.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 12:00:45 AM

Is the drive seen in BIOS?
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Anonymous
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a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 2:52:14 AM

kk i open my computer...Its not connected by SATA, its connected by IDE
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Anonymous
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a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 3:27:54 AM

KK TY everyone for the help..

i got it to work
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a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 3:58:28 AM

Care to tell us what the fix was?
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a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 8:53:04 AM

My guess is the DVD drive wasn't connected properly.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 21, 2010 12:29:16 AM

Herr_Koos said:
My guess is the DVD drive wasn't connected properly.

...just like I thought....
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