huge problem after installing Windows 7

January 24, 2010 at 01:14:24
Specs: Windows Vista
i installed windows 7. I rebooted my computer and can no longer get past boot just a black screen . i decided after 2 hours to format my hard drive. i went into fdisk and got as far as in order to use space u must format. restarted my computer and typed in format c: \s or w/e the correct command is asked if i was sure i wanted to hit y and got invalid device parameters from device driver. I also tried booting from vista dvd. does not work since windows 7 installtion i just get device driver not found mscd001. so in a nut shell i cant boot past anything and my computer doesnt reconize my cd drive.
p.s im still able to get into the del at startup and tried to boot from disk as priority.

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#1
January 24, 2010 at 06:48:56
"my compute doesn't my cd drive" do u have cd drive or dvd drive? If it's cd drive that explain why u can't boot from vista dvd.Check the drive if it's recognized in bios, if not try to reseatting cables(both power and data cable) and make sure primary & secondary ide are enabled in bios.If the drive still not recognized try to change data cable.

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#2
January 24, 2010 at 14:36:43
It must be a DVD drive - how else would he have been able to install Windows 7?

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#3
January 24, 2010 at 16:16:28
You don't need a DVD-Rom to install Windows 7, if you use a program called vlite which allows you to fit Windows Vista and 7 onto a CD-rom.

http://www.vlite.net/

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#4
January 24, 2010 at 18:35:03
first of all ive checked into the bios and tried numerous things. I dont really understand the computer lingo and i have a dvd multi recorder superdrive. also the driver is reconized as atapi dvd a dh16a3s in the bios. hope that helps.

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#5
January 25, 2010 at 15:07:53
You should be able to format from the Windows 7 DVD if the drive is recognized. If it is not, you may have to flash your BIOS in order to recognize the drive but you would probably need a floppy drive (beg,borrow,buy) to use to do the BIOS Flash .... See your motherboard MFG's website for instructions and download.

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#6
January 25, 2010 at 16:07:40
Have you tried booting from any other CD/DVD for example XP or one of the Linux distributions? I have read of others having trouble booting from the Windows 7 DVD
If other CD/DVD's wont boot try loading the bios defaults, then go back to the boot screen and check the boot order. You will need the DVD drive as the first boot device.

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#7
February 8, 2010 at 15:51:50
So, what happened? Did our suggestions help???????????????

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