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Problems installing win 7

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June 18, 2010 12:23:49 AM

Hello,
I am trying ti install win7 Home Pre on a formatted clean HD, I keep getting the NTLDR is missing message, even when booting from the DVD drive with the win 7 disc in the DVD drive. Would appreciate any help or ideas.

Thanks Matt
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June 18, 2010 1:20:10 AM

"on a formated clean HD, I keep getting the NTLDR is missing measage, even when booting from the DVD"
It's logical that there is no NTLDR on a clean drive.
Is this a full W7 dvd or an upgrade? an upgrade requires that a previous qualifying OS is installed. To do a clean install you leave it installed and choose custom instalation. Windows must be able to check that you qualify for the upgrade.
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June 18, 2010 1:21:05 AM

plus 1 for jonmor!
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June 18, 2010 8:52:33 PM

Hello Matt824,

Just a thought if you are having issues with the DVD.....maybe try a USB Flash?

You can download the USB tool for free and copy your Windows 7 ISO to the USB. Complete instructions can be found here:
http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool
I use USB flash drives all the time for OS install it works perfectly - lot faster and no DVDs to get scratched and damaged! :-)

Thanks,
John M
Microsoft Windows Client Team
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June 18, 2010 11:14:07 PM

Do you have your dvd drive set as first boot device in bios? it just occured to me that your disk appears not to be booting.
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June 22, 2010 9:37:20 AM

Have you tried removing your installation media (Windows 7 DVD/USB) when it restarts for the first time after the first install screen, and see what happens?
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