Reasons for Windows® 7 installation disc not working
What are the reasons for installation disc for Windows 7 not working?
In many cases you might need to use a Windows 7 installation disc. Due to unknown reasons you may want to boot, configure your system from the Windows 7 installation disc. Windows might be faced with some serious errors. In order to recover your computer from this grave situation, you need to boot your computer using the installation disc. If your computer will not start Windows 7 at all, you can access 'Startup Repair' and other tools in the System Recovery Options menu from the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. These tools can help you get Windows 7 working again. For installing and reinstalling Windows 7, you need to make use of a Windows 7 installation disc. But sometimes Windows 7 installation disc may not work properly. There are many reasons for this.
Given below are the causes for issues with Windows 7 installation disc and the methods to solve the problem:
- Installation disc is scratched
- Multiple CD or DVD drives
- Virus and other issues
Installation disc is scratched
The installation process may stop if your system fails to copy files. This may happen if the Windows installation disc gets scratched, is grubby, or dirty. To solve this, you need to clean the disc using a soft cloth and insert it in the CD or DVD drive. You need to begin the Windows installation process again. If the installation disc gets spoiled, you may have to replace the disc with a new one.
Multiple CD or DVD drives
If your system has multiple CD or DVD drives, there is a possibility that your system maybe trying to find the files on the wrong drive. If your system is installed with the feature to disable CD or DVD drives which are not used, you have to disable the drives you are not using. Then, insert the disc into another drive, and then begin the installation yet again.
Viruses that are present on your computer may cause harm to the installation disc and prevent it from functioning well. So it is important to run an antivirus program to scan the computer and recognize needed repairs. You need to ensure to disable the antivirus program before starting the installation process again. Otherwise you need to perform a clean installation instead of an upgrade. In other cases the CD or DVD drive may not work correctly, or the disc vibrates too much for the laser to correctly read the data.
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