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Dvd Not Recognized By Dvd Drive


I'm trying to upgrade from windows vista home premium to windows 7 home premium. I placed the disc in the dvd drive but the system does not recognize or boot the disc. Other dvds load fine. Any suggestions on what may be happening and how i can get vista to recognize the software?Thanks, dave

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Computer details:

Msi p35 platinum, q6600, 4 gb ram, samsung sh222a, few sata hdds, nvidia geforce 9800 gtx
Windows 7 ultimate x64 (clean install from retail box)

Peripherals setup

Ide:
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Sata:
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P. S. The same setup works fine with windows xp

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P. S. Cd cable is standard 40 pin, labeled as "ide cd cable" by manufacturer (asus). I've tried dvd in slave and cable select mode.


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