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Old 11-06-2009, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so I took my computer down to a shop to have an upgrade, mostly to just clone the hard drive to a new system. When I brought it back home though and booted the old system up, it gets stuck in a windows 7 repair loop and just reboots over and over. I cannot get it to recognize the windows XP cd. I tried it on my new computer and it recognizes the CD just fine. I tried checking the CD rom connections, everything seems ok. Any help please?

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Old 11-07-2009, 05:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just to clarify, did you have Windows 7 installed on your old machine already, before you took it to the shop?


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I'd think maybe you jiggled some cables loose. Open up the case and check the connections.
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Yeah it's weird. I did have win 7 (and still do) have win 7 installed on the old PC. I checked the cables inside the box, everything was snug. Do you think trying an external CD USB drive will work?
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Are you sure that you have your dvd drive listed before your hard drive in boot priority in bios?
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Yes, I made sure over and over that the CD/DVD is FIRST.

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