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Really weird scenario... 2 drives, 2 CDs, 2 diff errors...

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January 21, 2011 10:29:00 AM

Hey guys. So my friend and I have both gotten new builds. His works great, has been for a while now, however, mine not so much.

All my parts have been tested (CD, CD Drive, RAM, GPU, HDD, MOBO)

So, when I tried to install my Windows 7 Ultimate CD, it said Windows is loading... for 5-10 seconds before crashing and giving me an error saying there's a communication problem

On my friend's computer, he tested my CD and drive, and he got some checksum not matching error

Funny thing is, when he uses my CD on HIS drive, it works fine. When he uses HIS CD on his drive, it works fine. When he uses his CD on MY drive, it works fine.

So my drive and CD work just fine, but for some reason my CD does not work with my drive.

My mobo was RMA'd since I thought that was the problem, they updated BIOS and they said nothing is wrong, and the other parts mentioned above are not the problem.

What I do not understand is why we're receiving 2 different errors and why my CD wouldn't work with my drive but his does.

His CD is an upgrade CD for Vista > 7 and my CD is a fresh install CD, OEM

I have used the CD myself and installs just fine, and works on his too

I really hope someone can explain what's up...
a c 300 G Storage
January 21, 2011 1:24:21 PM

It's phenomenally unlikely, but the Win7 DVD could have drivers that work with his DVD drive and not with yours. Is he a close enough friend to lend you his DVD drive for the duration of the install?

Alternatively, contact MicroSoft and tell them that your legitimate Win7 DVD fails to start when loaded onto your DVD drive that works perfectly well with other DVDs, and they should send you a new one. But if it's not a defective DVD, then that won't help.
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January 21, 2011 2:41:26 PM

Yeah we thought about what you said exactly, we're gonna use his drive to install. It's really weird /:
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a c 300 G Storage
January 21, 2011 4:05:33 PM

I agree that it's really weird. On the other hand, once someone figures it out, we will all be saying "Of course!" Let us know if it works.
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January 22, 2011 10:56:05 AM

Yeah, I've learned to just go with the LG drives over this crap HP junk
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