Solved Windows 7 Ultimate Boot DVD problem

July 26, 2012 at 02:40:34
Specs: Windows 7, i3 Intel
I run a Dell Intel I3 Laptop running windows 7.

I decided that it needs a reformat.

I burned a (legal) copy of Windows 7 ultimate onto a DVD and attempted to boot with it.

When I select boot option CD/DVD drive in the start up menu, the system stops and all thats left is a white flickering pointer at the left top of the screen. I have waited 20 mins without anything happening repeatedly.

Any ideas what I could have done wrong? Maybe I should burn the disk as a bootable one?

Many thanks in advance for any assistance.

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July 26, 2012 at 02:47:50
Why not Factory Restore from the Hidden Partition ??

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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July 26, 2012 at 03:07:16
✔ Best Answer
If you did not make the DVD disk bootable but just copied all the files from the original W7 DVD to the DVD-R, then you ended up with a non-bootable W7 DVD disk. That is why you see constant flashing on the black screen.

What you can do now is, visit this site and follow the instructions to create a bootable USB flash disk with W7 install files on it. You can copy all the files on your nonbootable W7 DVD-R to the USB flash disk after you have made it bootable.

If your computer is not able to boot to USB flash disk, then this procedure is no good for you. You also need a computer having Vista or W7 on it to prepare the bootable USB flash disk. A friend's computer is just fine.


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August 4, 2012 at 04:20:09
Guys! Apologies for the late reply! Thanks a lot for the constructive feedback - it is much appreciated! The problem is solved - I could have used either feedback I am sure, but I went with the second feedback. Thanks again!

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