Installing Windows 7

  1. Hello,
    I'm new to all this, but I have a Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7104 that's just a little over a year old. The hard drive in this particular device decided to give out on me so I was forced to have a friend replace it with a slightly smaller hard drive (~160 GB) that had no operating system on it. I then downloaded a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium onto my old laptop, burned it onto a disk, and booted up my Toshiba from the burned disk both by changing the bios and by selecting to boot from disk at the Toshiba start screen. However, when I boot from the disk all I get is a black screen with just one blinking underscore in the top left corner. I would love to know how to remedy this, as I have spent a vast amount of time trying to make this work. Thank you very much and have a nice day.
  2. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Posts: 321

    im assuming you are using illegal copy as you said you dowloaded so because of this I doubt many will help .. but what I will say on it is I believe you have probaly burned the disc on wrong format I would say make sure u got blank disc and burn again a good program is cdburnerxp ... anyway someone else might be able to offer better advice
  3. terminalNsomnia

    terminalNsomnia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I figured it all out. Thanks!
  4. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Posts: 321

    ok mate well done if possible can you reply on how just so anyone reading thread as an idea for the future .. thanks
  5. terminalNsomnia

    terminalNsomnia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh for sure! It was pretty dumb, but the disk that I made wasn't a bootable copy, which basically meant that I just burned the disk wrong so the computer couldn't boot from it. Dumb, but an easy mistake to make!
  6. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Posts: 321

    yes bud easy mistake . did u burn a good copy now how I said ..

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