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Active partition not found, have run ide ids test all ok, as it is a win Xp pro I have put disk in the cd rom and no joy...anyone any ides on how I can put win 7 on this even though this is not what was previously installed

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    Brian Sullivan Apr 25, 2013

    So you decided not to jump from Windows XP to Windows VISTA. but now you're ready to LEAP forward into Windows 7. First, you will want to BACKUP ALL of your programs. Since you did not upgrade to VISTA, you will LOOSE all of your programs when you upgrade to Windows 7, so be sure to backup all of your programs and files. If you wish, you can use an external hard drive and a program called WINDOWS EASY TRANSFER to make this task easier. See the link below for this FREE program. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai... Now, for the fun part! Insert the Windows 7 disc into the computer and start or restart the computer. Follow the onscreen instructions to completely install Windows 7. You will now need to reinstall each of your programs. If you used Windows Easy Transfer, you can use the list of programs that it prints out to be certain that you reinstall all of your programs. If your computer is 5 yrs or older it might not support windows 7 also you will need a minimum of 2GB of RAM to install windows 7

  • ricardo cafolla Apr 26, 2013

    Many thx for the advice Brian ... ))

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Apr 26, 2013

    no problems hope it all goes well

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Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver
You might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd computer then plug them back in restart your this should activate the found new hardware wizard.
If this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
"you only need to do the following"
if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM
CurrentControlSet
Control
Class
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
Upper Filters
Lower Filters
Upper Filters.bak
Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computerOpen My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
if this fails to fix the problem
It could be a problem with the lens you could use a liquid type lens cleaner place 2-3 drops on top of a cd/dvd then run it
http://www.nextag.com/dvd-lens-cleaner/shop-html

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