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Win7 ISO won't burn to disc. Help?

by badgraphix / May 19, 2012 1:44 AM PDT

So I want to do a clean install of Windows 7 (I'm currently using Vista.)
I downloaded the ISO and used an ISO burner to put it on the disc.

When I made my computer try to boot from the DVD, it couldn't find anything and just booted from my hard drive.

I also tried looking at the disc drive in My Computer but it just says "There is no disk in drive D:. Insert a disc, then try again."

I've done this process with three seperate DVDs already, so it's not the disc. It's also not the DVD drive because it's burning regular files just fine.

What's the problem here?

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Try using these
by TWB404 / May 19, 2012 2:08 AM PDT
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Look at...
by Willy / May 19, 2012 6:35 AM PDT

Take one of those burnt disc and simply try to boot on another PC, check results. Next, burn again and use the "verify" cmd to check you just done disc. Last, understand the source of your .ISO file do you trust it. Alas, if this was from a so-called freebie or P2P website, what version of OS was provided.

A good test of your drive and recently made bootable disc, using the Ubuntu OS, burnt from .ISO file. If it boots OK, then thought your Win7 source or did you get a good d/l'ed file.

tada -----Willy Happy

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My guess: the drive is defective.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 19, 2012 6:42 AM PDT

When was that last burn that went OK?


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