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#1 OnePunkArmy

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:38 AM

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I just bought a laptop and SSD. I swapped out the preinstalled HDD for the SSD, but when I inserted a new W7 disc into the disc drive, I get the following message:

ATAPI CDROM: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT51N has been blocked by the current security policy.

I'm totally lost. What just happened? Is it possible to still install W7 on this SSD and use it on my laptop? Can I install it on the laptop, or do I need to install it externally?

EDIT: Sweet mother of merciful. After mucking around for hours, I finally got everything to work.
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Edited by OnePunkArmy, 10 December 2012 - 08:54 AM.


#2 Zerk2012

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

View PostOnePunkArmy, on 01 December 2012 - 05:38 AM, said:

Continued from
http://www.guildwars...cated-graphics/

I just bought a laptop and SSD. I swapped out the preinstalled HDD for the SSD, but when I inserted a new W7 disc into the disc drive, I get the following message:

ATAPI CDROM: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT51N has been blocked by the current security policy.

I'm totally lost. What just happened? Is it possible to still install W7 on this SSD and use it on my laptop? Can I install it on the laptop, or do I need to install it externally?
Do you have the preinstalled HDD hooked up externally? If so unplug it. Before you do that go into computer and see if its showing the SSD if their both hooked up.

Edited by Zerk2012, 01 December 2012 - 03:54 PM.


#3 Quaker

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

I'm not familiar with that "feature", but since there's no OS involved, it must be a setting in the BIOS (setup). Usually, in order to get into the BIOS, you press some key, such as DEL during start up of the machine.

Once you're in the BIOS, look for any settings to do with Security, Secure Boot, Optical Drive Security, etc.

Of course, there may be info about this in the laptop's manual or on the manufacturer's website.

#4 OnePunkArmy

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

I have successfully installed W7 on the SSD on another computer, but when I move the SSD back to the laptop, I get the same error message. This time, I made sure that the SSD had the boot and recovery partition too. What else am I missing? Do I need to find a specialist to fix this?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:56 PM

It sounds like maleware. Get less ehm.. suspect copy of win 7, and try again :)

If it is a legal copy then i really dont know. You might be able to download a win 7 image (.iso) from Microsoft, and install it from a USB-flash/hdd. Try search "install win 7 from usb"

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

View PostOnePunkArmy, on 09 December 2012 - 09:44 PM, said:

I have successfully installed W7 on the SSD on another computer, but when I move the SSD back to the laptop, I get the same error message. This time, I made sure that the SSD had the boot and recovery partition too. What else am I missing? Do I need to find a specialist to fix this?
Did you check the BIOS for security settings?

You could, as a work around, also install GW2 on the SSD on another computer. GW2 doesn't load a bunch of stuff into the registry, so that would work just fine. Just run GW2.exe after you move the SSD into the laptop.

Edit - you may need to change to a different BIOS. Some of the BIOS versions seem to be for Windows 8 only.
http://us.acer.com/a...content/drivers

Edited by Quaker, 10 December 2012 - 04:15 PM.


#7 Ezendor

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

Also remember to set the controller to AHCI :)




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