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Old 08-07-2010, 12:50 PM   #1
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Question Complex problem (tried everything i could before posting this)


im really starting to give up hope and buy a sata dvd drive but i dont have the money at the moment and to spend and just to have this dvd from starting this computer sucks...

my computer is custom built:

motherboard:Asus rampage 3 extreme
chip: i7 930
ram: sector 5 pairot
Sata hard drive
DVD drive connected through pci to raid to ide connector.


to the point:

My computer wont boot up this windows 7 dvd, it will boot up the zorin os cd but wont load up my windows 7 dvd. it keeps going to grub. I tried booting by memory stick, memory card, cd, and dvd. it just wont load up windows. i know the disc works i actually got it to boot up on this computer through my xbox360's dvd sata drive but i dont have the firmware for the driver windows asks for! i tried looking for the driver but every kind i found doesnt work. i formatted my hard drive and now im running this computer thru zorin os live. also my grub is corrupted so now it says grub rescue... i know why it happened im just informing you of the current state and yes its boot is in #1dvd drive prority. I just want windows 7 on this computer someway somehow without have to spend $$$. i know there is a way to do this!
 
Old 08-07-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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Are you sure it's a DVD drive?
 
Old 08-07-2010, 06:25 PM   #3
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Are you sure it's a DVD drive?
More then positive used this drive a million times. Looking for answers not question espically this dumb question.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 06:47 PM   #4
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A better attitude to respondents will work wonders. Sassy answers will get you left in the cold by yourself.
What does "fdisk -l" show.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 07:20 PM   #5
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i know the disc works i actually got it to boot up on this computer through my xbox360's dvd sata drive but i dont have the firmware for the driver windows asks for! i tried looking for the driver but every kind i found doesnt work.
Which driver, exactly, are you talking about? What is it called? When does Windows ask for the driver?
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also my grub is corrupted so now it says grub rescue...
Why don't you just reinstall grub?
 
Old 08-07-2010, 07:53 PM   #6
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*shrug* Not insulting your intelligence; I've been burned by that a few times. Bye though.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 10:29 PM   #7
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If you have a Windows 7 DVD (oem,boxed ect not something you downloaded just put it in your drive the windows installer should start,if the DVD does not autorun click on the drive from the dropdown select the install-there is almost no way a legit windows DVD will not run on most any computer.
Since you know what happened to grub-You should know how to fix it.
If you can afford to buy a copy of windows 7 why not buy a new DVD drive about $30.00US new.
As the other post said attitude don't work ask nice and most of the time you will get the same.
This is a Linux forum maybe you could ask about your windows install on one of the many Windows sites
 
Old 08-08-2010, 12:02 AM   #8
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Which driver, exactly, are you talking about? What is it called? When does Windows ask for the driver?

Why don't you just reinstall grub?
i believe its asking for the driver for the dvd drive driver for the xbox360. i found some driver created by hackers and some called the orignal neither work... it will only boot up windows thru my sata xbox360 dvd drive but then it asks for the driver. my regular dvd drive connects through a IDE cable to a RAID PCI card on my motherboard but it won't boot up windows 7. For some reason it will load up zorin os cd but not windows. i even tried windows xp.
 
Old 08-08-2010, 12:05 AM   #9
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If you have a Windows 7 DVD (oem,boxed ect not something you downloaded just put it in your drive the windows installer should start,if the DVD does not autorun click on the drive from the dropdown select the install-there is almost no way a legit windows DVD will not run on most any computer.
Since you know what happened to grub-You should know how to fix it.
If you can afford to buy a copy of windows 7 why not buy a new DVD drive about $30.00US new.
As the other post said attitude don't work ask nice and most of the time you will get the same.
This is a Linux forum maybe you could ask about your windows install on one of the many Windows sites
this is a copy and it does work on my laptop and it boots up but it wont on the regular computer. i wrote in linux cause i was also wondering if grub can boot up a cd rom drive.
 
Old 08-08-2010, 12:09 AM   #10
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A better attitude to respondents will work wonders. Sassy answers will get you left in the cold by yourself.
What does "fdisk -l" show.
Sorry it kinda bugs me when someone asks stuff like "is your computer plugged it?" "does it say dvd on the drive?" "is grass green or purple?"

i know im in the newbie section but i aint retarded.

ill check on that fdisk thingy.
 
Old 08-08-2010, 01:28 AM   #11
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We get all sorts of computer literacy here - it seems you've already pissed off one "senior" who just might have had your answer.
Maybe you should bite your tongue in future.

The windows installers make a lot of assumptions that make them appear "brain dead" to the likes of me. Usually easy enough to accommodate; let's see that (complete) listing.
 
Old 08-08-2010, 05:16 AM   #12
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this is a copy and it does work on my laptop and it boots up but it wont on the regular computer. i wrote in linux cause i was also wondering if grub can boot up a cd rom drive.
That's the point Windows DVD's that come with a computer works only on that computer (ie a Dell OEM DVD only works on that hardware) Windows 7 is not as easy to use for free as XP was. Since you have a copy of windows you know where to find the work arounds Not Here
 
Old 08-08-2010, 12:43 PM   #13
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Talking doesn't matter now

[mod_edit]I resolved the issue myself.[/mod_edit]

Last edited by Tinkster; 08-08-2010 at 01:19 PM. Reason: language clean up
 
Old 08-09-2010, 11:21 AM   #14
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[mod_EDIT]P00f!! Profanity be gone[/mod_edit]

Last edited by Tinkster; 08-09-2010 at 10:44 PM.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 11:34 AM   #15
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this is not even a linux problem. should this go in 'general'.
 
  


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