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Trying to get initial Win7 Boot

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October 16, 2012 4:45:06 PM

Hello,
I've just built my first PC which uses a MSI Z77A-GD65 MOBO.
I burned the Windows 7 .iso file to a DVD and tried to boot it from that (I went into the BIOS and explicitly stated for the system to do so) However when I do, it produces the phrase "Reboot and Select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
The disk is brand new and clean and the LED on the optical drive flashes as if attempting to read from the disk but to no avail.
I have also put the .iso file onto a flash memory stick and tried to boot it from that it says "SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2919 H. Peter Anvin et al
ERROR: No configuration file found
No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!" then it asks me "boot:"
When I type in the .iso file name, it says EDIT: "Invalid or corrupt kernel image." but I can view the .iso fine on windows explorer on my other computer.

Anyone any idea how I should proceed so I can install Win7?

Thank you in advance to any help given.

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a c 352 $ Windows 7
October 16, 2012 5:16:44 PM

You probably just did the wrong thing with the ISO file. You don't burn the ISO file a disk as is. You need to expand the files that the ISO image contains to the disk. Any burning software will have an option to create a disk off the ISO file. Just don't plop the ISO file itself on the disk.
a b $ Windows 7
October 16, 2012 5:23:22 PM

During post if you press F8 or whatever the key combination is for you motherboard to allow you to select a boot device, see if you have two options for DVD, one will be for EFI DVD and the other for legacy DVD, choose the latter.
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October 16, 2012 5:59:00 PM

The easiest solution will be to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to correctly format a USB stick. Then the USB stick will be bootable and you can install windows 7 from there.
October 16, 2012 6:01:55 PM

I just found the link for the USB/DVD download tool as that reply came in. Cheers all the same. Currently burning to a DVD. Hopefully this will work.
The issue appeared to be centred around the .iso being a student d/l (amongst incorrectly burning to disk previously)
I did try using the extracted files but with the same result. Hopefully this tool will work.
October 16, 2012 6:16:15 PM

Aye, that worked a treat. Cheers again guys
a c 352 $ Windows 7
October 16, 2012 6:20:05 PM

SkullyB said:
I just found the link for the USB/DVD download tool as that reply came in. Cheers all the same. Currently burning to a DVD. Hopefully this will work.
The issue appeared to be centred around the .iso being a student d/l (amongst incorrectly burning to disk previously)
I did try using the extracted files but with the same result. Hopefully this tool will work.


I have seen the iso download be corrupt and not work the first time.

Also, you can't just extract the files and copy them to a DVD, you actually have to use the burning software to put the ISO on the disk or you won't get the proper boot information on the disk.
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