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Windows 7 installation problems

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rmathews123, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. Rmathews123

    Rmathews123 Thread Starter

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    Recently, my samsung rv520 laptop had its hard drive stop working. I bought a new completely blank hard drive and tried to install windows 7. It would get to a point where I could select the hard drive, but there would always be an error before it could start downloading. After a couple minutes of fiddling with it I decided to give up and search the internet, but so far nothing has helped me. Now though, it is even more frustrating. When I boot up the install dvd it gets to that point where I could select it, except now it isn't there anymore. I can't seem to find anything of use so far. I am tired and quite annoyed at this point, and I really hope I didn't mess up this new hard drive. If somebody could please shed some light on this situation it would be very helpful.
     
  2. huggie54

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    Hi,is the new hard drive same make as the old one,are you booting from the windows 7 install disc?
     
  3. Rmathews123

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    Sorry about the delayed reply. The new hard drive is the same size as the old one, and is also manufacured by samsung, it just has more memory than before. The old one was 640 gb and the bew one is 1 tb
    I was unable to find my original windows 7 install/ repair disc, so I have a disc with the windows 7 installer iso burnt on to it.
     
  4. flavallee

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    The problem is not with the new hard drive. The problem is with the disc you're using that was created with a Windows 7 .iso file.

    Where did you get that .iso file from?

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    It's my guess you extracted the contents of the .iso file and then burned its files to a disc.

    You need to burn the .iso file to a disc and make the disc bootable.

    If it's done properly and the optical drive is listed first in the boot order in the BIOS, a Press any key to boot from CD or DVD command will appear when you boot from the disc.

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    You do have a COA sticker with the 25-character product key on that computer to activate it after it's installed?

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    Yes, I have a cd-key on the back of my laptop. I have my computer set so it boots the cd before anything else and I have had that message appear.
     
  8. huggie54

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    enter bios find the default settings and enable,
     
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