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No bootable devices?

By Afakasii
Mar 6, 2010
  1. i had a problem with the blue screen error "unmountable boot volume"
    an have tried evrything possible to fix to no avail,

    so i used seatools to completely erase my HDD,
    the erase was sucessful, but now when i turn my computer on it
    say "no bootable devices, enter bootable cd an press any key"

    i recently purchased windows 7 online because the windows vista
    home premium OS that was on my computer originally was pre installed,
    and i only have a repair cd which i had to locate online
    so anyway i burnt the Iso file i bought from windows onto a dvd,
    popped it in, an press enter .. i still get the same message.
    "no bootable devices, press any key and enter"

    when i put the vista repair cd in however it works fine an i can acess the
    repair computer function,
    i knw for a fact i have burnt the iso correctly but i still keep getting
    the "no bootable devices" error whenever i try to do a clean install of windows 7.

    can anybody help me out here?!! any suggestions would be helpful!?
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    What specific version of Windows 7 do you have?

    You do know know that completely erase the HDD means COMPLETELY erase the hdd right? That means you have no operating system installed. The repair CD won't help all it does is repair; you need an install CD.

    You bought Windows 7 right? Why don't you pop that CD in?
     
  3. Afakasii

    Afakasii TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey kitty,
    thank u so much for your reply ..
    i bought both a 32 bit an 64 bit version of windows 7 ultimate
    because i wasnt exactly sure which version of vista i had runnin in the first place
    as it came pre installed with my computer when it was bought.

    i burned both of the iso files i bought from windows onto a dvd
    because it wouldnt fit on a regular cd...
    when the 32 bit dvd is in i still get "no bootable media, insert cd"
    i cant seem to get the dvd to boot.

    with the 64 bit dvd however it will stop at a black screen for about 10 secnds
    and then it will say "no bootable devices, insert cd"

    i cant seem to fix it an ive spent soo much already,
    ive looked everywhere and no body seems to have an answer for me :(
     
  4. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    i find that hard to believe since the windows 7 ultimate download contains both the 32 and 64 bit versions. are you sure that you didn't download those iso files from a p2p site?
    if you buy the real disk and install it, you can get rid of the error.
     
  5. Afakasii

    Afakasii TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i legally bought these, both the upgrade an full installation isos, which were very expensive,
    none of which seem to be workin ive spent alot of money an its baffling me that it isnt working!
     
  6. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    its not baffling me. your story doesnt add up. I cant help you if you dont have the right disk.

    boot from a legit full install disk of windows 7 ultimate
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

  8. Afakasii

    Afakasii TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i bought an upgrade an a full so im guessing one is a 64 and one is a 32, ryt?
     
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    If you bought ONE ISO, you have 64 bit OR 32 bit.
     
  10. Afakasii

    Afakasii TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i bought two isos, the upgrade was $200 an the full was $300 roughly ... two isos,
    if i cant find the solution here im gonna have to take it to the geek squad see if they can install this for me,
    an tell me wats wrong with this thing. might have to call microsoft and file a complaint.
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Ultimate costs $200, and the home premium upgrade costs $120.

    And an upgrade is an upgrade, not a full install, you want a full install, so follow the instructions with your full install ISO.
     
  12. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    hk dont waste your time on this bogus request. earlier i was talking about this (see bottom of page)....
    http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-7-Ultimate/product/5A4B95F4
    when you download windows 7 ultimate you get both 32 and 64 bit so he's just calling it whatever the torrent site he got it from called it.
    and who spends over $500 without knowing what they need. if he has money to burn like that the pc should have been at the geek squad by now.
    i refuse to support piracy
     
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