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Posted 08 January 2016 - 02:47 PM
Posted 08 January 2016 - 02:49 PM
System manufacturer and model?
Do you have recovery disks, if this is an OEM system?
What system issues prompted the decision to try a wipe-and-install?
Edited by hamluis, 08 January 2016 - 02:50 PM.
Posted 08 January 2016 - 02:53 PM
Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:00 PM
Do you have a legal install disk for your Windows installtion effort? What version of Windows?
Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:02 PM
Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:08 PM
It would seem to be the optical drive or the install media. Do you have access (temporary) to another system to test the media?
Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:29 PM
Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:31 PM
Posted 12 January 2016 - 08:23 AM
Posted 12 January 2016 - 08:56 AM
I believe you can tap F11 for the boot menu. See if you can force the DVD to boot using it. If not then try the following.
If the ASrock motherboard is UEFI then the standard Windows 7 disk will not boot. Use a USB flash drive and Rufus. To make the iso file use Imgburn to read the DVD and write an iso.Use a write speed of not faster than 4X if possible. This will take awhile on the DVD. In Rufus select GPT for the partition scheme and where you see FreeDos, select iso image in the dropdown box. Click the folder icon and browse to the iso image. Press Start. Check the Quick Format box if not checked. Backup any data on the flash drive.
Use MBR for a partition scheme if GPT fails or if the computer has a regular BIOS and not UEFI.
If the computer is UEFI then you could use Legacy Boot but then you lose the advantage of UEFI.
Edit: As a reminder, If your HDD was the main drive with SSD caching then you need to set up Intels Smart Response after install.
Edited by JohnC_21, 12 January 2016 - 09:37 AM.
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