Hello everyone, I am trying to upgrade my vista pc to 7 with the oem upgrade disc, but it is not loading from vista. I have also tried setting the boot to dvd drive and attempting a clean install, but still no luck. Any suggestions? Could I have gotten a bad disc? Or is there something I am missing....
Edit: I tried some other discs that did not work, so i don't think its the disc
Edit Edit: I forgot to mention that I deleted my win7 RC partition, which is when i believe this trouble started, as after doing so I attempted to boot from vista cd and repair but it wouldn't let me
It is a samsung 20x with lightscribe, Says TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N ATA device, and I previously had problems with the device not being recognized at all, so I went into the whole regedit scenario and deleted upper/lower filters. I went back into regedit today and found the upperfilters found thier way back, and I deleted them. I have had lots of trouble with burning discs since I built my pc, also.
sorry for the huge post, I am just not sure which could be the cause of it
Not a problem... i don't mind reading a bit, and some of my posts beat this one by a mile...
Maybe try updating the firmware for the samsung drive? I had an LG drive stop burning and reading disks altogether, just recently. Removing Upper and Lower filters didn't help it, so I flashed the firmware again (there were no updates since I last did it, but I figured, what the hell... it doesn't work anyway) and it started working perfectly.
Actually, just reinstalled the firmware, no luck, sounds like its making some weird noise as well, and when I put a disc in it will load for a little, with the little disc/cursor popping up occasionally for about a minute, then it will say insert disc and the ODD pops out
Edit: actualy, on second thought maybe I didn't upgrade the firmware correctly. But just to be clear, if it was a firmware-solvable problem, would it also stop the ODD from working in the BIOS? Is the firmware built in to the ODD or is it on the HDD?