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Windows 7 not loading via start up (boot from DVD)

Last response: in Windows 7
March 6, 2010 12:24:11 PM

Hey guys, I need some help. Just installed my new rig and trying to get Windows 7 on it. I'm using an Upgrade DVD from Acer 64-Bit, and trying to boot from the CD-ROM setting in BIOS or boot mode. I am unable to get past the "Starting Windows 7" screen with the logo. It just freezes there or loads and goes to a black screen. I don't have other OS DVD/CDs to try out other than the old Windows 7 RC I had a while back. That wouldn't load either. Now I tried to use a different DVD-ROM and it wouldn't load either. What could be the problem? Appreciate the help.
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March 6, 2010 3:14:35 PM

the Acer disk is hardware specific, it's looking for stuff that isn't there, get a retail version
March 8, 2010 3:41:08 PM

Hello nyczwillz,
Have you tried installing Windows 7 with USB Flash Drive?
You can download the USB tool for free and copy your Windows 7 ISO to the USB. Complete instructions can be found here:

John M
Microsoft Windows Client Team
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