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First assembled comp,HELP!!!!!

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September 18, 2011 2:33:56 PM

Thanks for a reply. First,what's considered a boot drive? Second,the dvd drive is an internal one.I was able to get into the bios and change the boot order and i put in the mobo disc into the dvd drive but nothing happens.I keep getting the "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected......."Ok,just read "put in the os disc.will try that now and post back.

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September 18, 2011 3:13:33 PM

now i went into bios,checked boot order,made sure dvd drive was first,then inserted OS disc (win 7) nothing.Turned machine off,left disc inside,turned on,it went to asus screen,then at bottom said press delete to enter bios,did that.This time went to i believe it's under "boot override"then selected the dvd drive.It hen went to a blank screen with a blinking (negative sign) at the far upper left corner.i also noticed that the dvd drive makes a very low rubbing type of sound every 3-4 seconds.dvd dr. the problem?
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September 18, 2011 10:45:23 PM

Anyone?
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September 18, 2011 10:51:51 PM

Is your Windows 7 DVD bootable?
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September 19, 2011 1:34:28 AM

either the drive or the disk. Try putting the disk in a working computer to test it. You do have your hard drive and everything else installed, right?
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September 26, 2011 1:07:14 AM

Found out the win7 disc might not be bootable.can I download the file from the net onto a flasdrive so that this will make it boot?
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September 26, 2011 1:24:22 AM

Google for "bootable windows 7 usb flash drive".
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September 26, 2011 9:40:37 PM

Google on "WINDOWS 7 AIO (x64&x86)(.iso)(Bootable)"
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September 29, 2011 2:28:16 PM

I just went ahead and got another disc,bootable this time,and everything went well.I now have another problem.Once i take the disc out and reboot,it asks me that message which i can't exactly recall."select and boot from a source"? .............and press any key to continue".
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September 29, 2011 2:44:38 PM

Windows 7 boot manager isn't on the correct hard disk drive.

Do you have more than one hard disk drive in your system? If you do make sure you disconnect them and only have the hard disk drive that you are going to install Windows 7 on connected.

Did you delete any existing partitions on the hard disk drive before recreating a new partition, formatting and install of Windows
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September 29, 2011 2:59:08 PM

I only have one HDD.I don't think i erased any partitions,too advanced for me to know how to do that,lol.I notice that when i go to bios,in the boot order,it keeps showing the dvd dr. as the 1st boot option and the second boot item as disabled.I've tried switching them,but i can't get the "disabled" one to enable.I'm thinking this is why.So how do i undo this? Thanks again for all the great help!!!!!
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September 29, 2011 4:22:47 PM

Fixed it.I enabled the HDD in the first boot option.I had it disabled before,so that the boot disc would work off of the dvd dr.I also couldn't figure out how to get it from disable to enable.I believe all is well now.Thanks to all for your help!!!!!
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September 30, 2011 12:05:37 AM

Best answer selected by sc2dave.
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