"Reboot and select proper boot device" Win 7 won't install on SSD

#1
I;m trying to install Windows 7, but instead of loading the windows disk it just says "reboot and select proper boot device"
I already told the BIOS to boot from disk.

Help?
 


Saltgrass

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#2
If you have set everything correctly and are hitting a key to boot from a DVD, I would suspect your Install Media. Where did you get it, and if you burned it yourself, you might try again and possibly even re-download it.
 


#3
i got it from my university. i downloaded it twice to make sure that wasn't the problem.
 


kemical

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#4
Did you download it in iso form? If so, don't burn any faster than 4x otherwise it leads to problems.
 


Saltgrass

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#5
If you do continue to have problems, you might think about using a flash drive to install. Perhaps there is something about your DVD drive that might be involved.
 


#6
Alright, so I tried it instead with a 32-bit disk and it works. I'm puzzled though because I've had win7-64 bit on this computer before (i just lost the CD).
i've burned a few 64 bit cds from my university website but none of them work. i'll see if I can find a USB big enough.

I checked the iso hash and it was correct, so i don't know what's going on. I used the slowest speed for this last disk.
 


kemical

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#7
Hmm... I wonder why those 64bit disks won't work? Have you tried them in a friends machine? If you get the same issue it could be the actual brand or batch of disks your using..
 


#8
Would the disks work on a macintosh? How do I test it without ruining their computers?
 


#9
I tried booting from the USB and it worked!
So for some reason my DVD drive or hard drive didn't like the 64-bit windows DVDs, but was fine with USB.
Thanks for the help!
 


kemical

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#10
Excellent news! :)
 


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