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    Windows 7 Disc

    Has anyone had one of these fail?
    I had a perfectly good disc but somewhere along the line it went walkies and I ordered a new one.
    But it doesnt work - I cannot get a machine to boot from it. I have tried it in 4 machines now.
    Civica told me to email them and they would sort it out but that was last week.
    The problem???
    I have two laptops for SMT that I HAVE to have finished by next Friday, and that means I have very little time to get it sorted.
    And if I don't I am not sure what will happen!

    Any advice???

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    We had something like this at school, it was something to do with the AHCI/IDE HDD setting in the BIOS. Switched it round at it worked OK. Not sure if that'll help...

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    Try making a copy of it to another DVD and use that instead If it won't copy it is a good indication the original disc is goosed.

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    Markcuk's link is good and I've recommended it to others before

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    thanks
    I didnt know you could download it from anywhere!!
    Pray it works else I am in real trouble

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    I run it from a 4gb stick usually faster

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