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Can't install Windows 7 64 bit

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?
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  1. Do you have cd\dvd drive as your fist boot device!

    Welcome to the forum !
  2. Yes, I do. It's the first listed device.
  3. Is it a retail disc or an iso?
  4. ISO. My dad was successfully able to boot it up into setup on his 64 bit machine, so the CD does work.
  5. Is it an ISO downloaded from Microsoft!
  6. press the esc key on key board and a little boot from menu might pop up scrowl down with the arrows keys to dvd drive and hit the enter key

    area it dosnt matter where you got the iso from jus tthat they have a valid key from microsoft
  7. 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.
  8. Best answer
    What about a flash drive install!
  9. I'll have to try that, I do have a flash drive that can hold the OS.
  10. Just make sure bios can recognize the flash drive for booting!
  11. Novicorp win2flash is what I use for transfering a windows install to flash drive. Try that out.

    Here is the app newbornreason mentioned , it works well!
  13. You didn't mention what kind of removable DVD drive you have.

    If it's an external USB connected drive, set your First boot order to USB drive and see if that works.

    Also, some BIOS setups have a 'USB Storage Function' that has to be enabled, to permit it to detect USB mass storage devices during POST.
    Check in you BIOS to see if that has to be enabled.
  14. 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.
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