I have a Windows 7 64 bit DVD and I'm trying to use it to install Windows 7 on my computer. Intel D945GNT motherboard, Pentium D 940 processor, both support 64 bit. When I get to "Press any key to boot from DVD", I press a key, and the computer simply reboots without entering any sort of setup. How do I fix this?
I have a valid windows 7 64bit key to use, I'm just trying to get it to work. Now, I've been told that it might be because I'm using an external CD drive for the setup disk (I only have one PATA port in my motherboard and it's being used by my hard drive). Apparently it won't load the USB driver, or something. Could that be one reason why?
After I hit a key to boot it up into the setup disk: it restarts, and I get a blank screen. I have to reboot the computer manually in order to load into the BIOS.
I am also able to successfully boot the CD up into setup on a virtual machine through Oracle VM Virtualbox.
I should mention that some BIOSes show thumb drives as USB devices, but with my GIGABYTE board (1.5 years old, P55, i5 1st gen), I plug it in before POST, and it appears in the list of hard drives. Odd...
btw I checked and that Pentium D IS 64-bit capable.