Boot-camp assistant won't recognize my DVD-RW

So I have put a DVD-RW on so it could burn the Windows 7 to my DVD. I've seen a lot of answers to this question but it doesn't quite work.
I've a iMac 21' and tried to do this quite many times. What I do is I put the DVD in, start installing and then it automatically burn the DVD for me, but after I chose the partition for the Windows it won't install it further and gives me a error about my DVD is not inside and it takes a few seconds for it to recognize the DVD, but I've been waiting for a long time. Any solutions?

The "lot of answers" all usually have one thing in common:
Burn Windows 7 or 8 ISOs are the slow 2x speed possible w/ verify.
Anything else with using Disk Utility to do the burn or even BCA do fail.
Copy the ISO to your disk and try using that to write the ISO to (another) USB device.
Instructions for the Air: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT4407
download a free iso burning program for Mac (we used SimplyBurns Mac).
That program runs you through the necessary steps to properly burn the iso file you need.
After doing so, Bootcamp recognized the installation file and everything worked as it should.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3410900?start=45&tstart=0
http://simplyburns.en.softonic.com/mac
If for some reason you downloaded Windows from Microsoft instead of buying a package with a disc, you need to download the ISO version and burn it to a DVD. See this article on downloading the ISO:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/windows-7-iso-x86-and-x64-official-direct-download -links-ultimate-professional-and-home-premium/ (Make sure you choose the ISO that matches the version you bought).
Here's instructions on burning an ISO with Disk Utility:
http://lifehacker.com/251758/mac-tip--how-to-burn-an-iso-or-dmg-file-to-disc
And this thread on burning a Windows DVD in OSX:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2039118?start=0&tstart=0 (Summary: you can use Disk Utility to burn the ISO, but choose a slow burn speed)
Boot Camp Support:
Installation Guide Instructions for all features and settings.
Boot Camp 4.0 FAQ Get answers to commonly asked Boot Camp questions.
Windows 7 FAQ Answers to commonly asked Windows 7 questions.
Support Communities Discuss Boot Camp topics with other users.
https://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/
Step 4: Install the Boot Camp Drivers for Windows
After installing Windows, install Mac-specific drivers and other software for Windows using your Mac OS X installation disc. 
The Mac OS X disc installs drivers to support Mac components, including AirPort,built-in iSight camera, the Apple Remote, the trackpad on a portable Mac, and thefunction keys on an Apple keyboard.
The Mac OS X disc also installs the Boot Camp control panel for Windows and theApple Boot Camp system tray item.
To install the Boot Camp drivers:
1 Eject the Windows installation disc.
2 Insert the Mac OS X disc.If the installer doesn’t start automatically, browse the disc using Windows Explorerand double-click the setup.exe file in the Boot Camp directory.
3 Follow the onscreen instructions.
If a message appears that says the software you’re installing has not passed WindowsLogo testing, click Continue Anyway.
Windows that appear only briefly during the installation don’t require your input.
If nothing appears to be happening, there may be a hidden window that you mustrespond to. Check the taskbar and look behind open windows.
Important: Do not click the Cancel button in any of the installer dialogs.
4 After your computer restarts, follow the instructions in the Found New HardwareWizard to update your software drivers (Windows XP only).
5 Follow the instructions for any other wizards that appear.
6 Check for updated Boot Camp drivers by using Apple Software Update or going to www.apple.com/support/bootcamp.
If You Have Problems Installing the Device Drivers
If it appears that the Boot Camp drivers weren’t successfully installed, try repairing them.
To repair Boot Camp drivers:
1 Start up your computer in Windows.
2 Insert your Mac OS X installation disc.
3 If the installer doesn’t start automatically, browse the disc using Windows Explorerand double-click the setup.exe file in the Boot Camp directory.
4 Click Repair and follow the onscreen instructions.
If a message appears that says the software you’re installing has not passed WindowsLogo testing, click Continue Anyway.
If you need to reinstall specific drivers, you can install one driver at a time. For example,if your built-in iSight camera isn’t working, you can reinstall just the iSight driver.
Individual drivers are in the Drivers folder on the Mac OS X installation disc.
To reinstall a specific driver:
1 Insert your Mac OS X installation disc.
2 Quit AutoRun if it opens.
3 Using Windows Explorer, locate the driver that you want to reinstall.
4 Open the driver to start the installation.

Similar Messages

  • Boot Camp Assistant won't read my windows 7 professional installation dvd, HELP!!

    Hi Guys,
    For some reason Boot Camp Assistant won't read my Windows 7 Professional x64 Installation DVD? It appears in Finder, however there is only 1 readme.txt file on the disc in Finder. I had Boot Camp set up and working on my Macbook for almost a year but had to remove it and start again, so I can't understand why all of a sudden it can't seem to load any Windows DVD's? I even tried my Windows 7 Home Premium disc but again, the same message keeps popping up that I need to insert my installation disc and wait a few seconds for it to be recognised
    Can someone pretty, pretty, possibly please help me out here in some way?

    Hi Guys,
    For some reason Boot Camp Assistant won't read my Windows 7 Professional x64 Installation DVD? It appears in Finder, however there is only 1 readme.txt file on the disc in Finder. I had Boot Camp set up and working on my Macbook for almost a year but had to remove it and start again, so I can't understand why all of a sudden it can't seem to load any Windows DVD's? I even tried my Windows 7 Home Premium disc but again, the same message keeps popping up that I need to insert my installation disc and wait a few seconds for it to be recognised
    Can someone pretty, pretty, possibly please help me out here in some way?

  • Boot Camp Assistant won't work - keeps asking me to use Software Update.

    I am trying to use Boot Camp to install Windows but my Boot Camp Assistant won't work - it keeps asking me to use Software Update. So, even though I know everything is up to date, I start Software Update and it confirms that indeed everything is up to date. I try Boot Camp Assistant again, but the same message appears. I search every possible Boot Camp upgrade to download from Apple but they are all .exe files and need Windows to run, so those don't seem to be what I need. So I am caught in a circle of nothing working. Figures - the ONE weekend I need to install Windows and use a Windows-based program!!! And of course Apple support is closed over the weekend - another great asset to spending thousands of dollars on a product. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

    I too am having a similar problem. I am trying to install Windows in a newly created Boot Camp partition. I have Windows 7 but Boot Camp Assistant only mentions XP and Vista. I put in my installation disk of Windows 7 but it refuses to install it. My OS is fully up to date.

  • Boot Camp Assistant Won't Work....

    I've been wrestling with this for two days now (along with my very technically adept brother). I'll try to offer as much information as possilble. I've scoured this and other online forums without success. Here goes:
    Early 2011 MBPro/ 7500rpm HItachi dry/ OS 10.8.3 / no updates in queue....recent clean install of OS at Apple store ~2 mo. ago (due to battery issue).
    Placed BootCamp partition on mac ~6/ 2012....easy install and worked flawlessly. Used Amazon purchased legal copy of Windows 7 (64 bit OEM System Builder Pack, CD which included Service Pack #1; purchased sometime early 2011). Downloaded all required updates (then and with continued booting into Windows). Installed Stream/ Origin and 4 games (CoD, Portal etc.). Worked fine without a hitch. Two Mac side extensions added for use: Boot Champ for quick changing of OS and gfxCard Status (to control Mac OS side video card choice). NO PROBLEMS with extensive use!
    This week: exchanged out Hitachi driive with Samsung SSD (512gb 840 PRO) after extensive online research (in particular MacOS Rumors which has long thread for this SSD. Note: Apple uses the Samsung 830 series SSD in rMBPs). Used CCC (CarbonCopyCloner). Single partition/ Mac OS Extended(Journaled).No problems with OS and SSD. Went to set up Boot Camp partition (note; NOT to reinstall windows; I just want the partition to WinClone my partition contents from the Hitachi over to the Samsung. Many on other sites using the same SSD have been able to do this....some have had issues akin to mine. Problem: BCA (Boot Camp Assistant) only offers two options: download Windows software (drivers etc.) or re-install Windows 7. I of course I only need the first. However, after (~20) trys the download still hangs (~half/way). When I quit and check the target USB: empty, not even fragments. Have tried with at least 6 USB (8gb) drives of 4 different manufactures....no change. Have reformated the USB drives (MS DOS/Fat32 ...all Disk Utiilty offers) no change. Was on phone with Apple Technical today, tried a few things but couldn't get the download to perform (removed all other USB devices from MBP/ tried using Ethernet to router etc. ..) They will get back to me tomorrow. NOTE: Apple Technical DOES offer BootCamp Support!
    Have tried using my Win7 disk to make .dmg and converted it to .iso and place iso files on desktop and into destination USB drive: no luck
    Tried to use my Hitachi as start-up disk then try to partition the SSD: no go
    Tried to use my original OSX.6 disks.....won't take/ work on my MBP now (I think due to previous firmware updates).
    Saw some tidbits online that since I had first used BCA that Apple had revised it and its options?
    One thing that my brother and I noticed: when he tries to use BCA on his 2012 rMBPro (Samsung 830 SSD) he is offered a third ( the first ) option: ' Remove or resize (?) current partition'. May just be because he already has a partition and I don't.
    I will post other 'tries' as I remember them or try them. I suspect that at the end of this road a 'clean sweep/swipe/re-format/ re-install' etc. may be the last attempt but I've seen enough of this issue on line that a simple process (if discovered) would come in handy: many of us often change out internal drives and will probably continue to have Boot Camp partitions ( also: my SSD was placed on the 6gb supported SATA as the original HD).
    So: any ideas, suggestions or (online forums to check )etc. would be much appreciated .....and not just by me!
    Sorry for the long post but wanted to give as much information on the first pass as possible.
    Thanks.....

    Follow up:
    Used WinClone to make image of my Boot Camp  partition form former internal HD (conneceted via USB /2.) Very slow/ but if you track with your cursor you can see slight change, took about 2-3- hrs. Note: told WinClone REPLACE BCD file ( 1 of 2 options given during image production(see notes at WinClone site).....
    Previously, and now, did not use (from WinClone site; 'twocanoes') instructions to use ' Sysprep' program in windows prior to making my image (had been reading from a different instruciton set).....
    Sequence:
    1. PRAM reset (at least 3 consecutive times/new USB drive).
    2, Created partition..Did NOT re-install Windows..When it asked( after it had NTFS prepared the Boot camp partition (?)..... I quit the applicatation and checked that the partition had been made (disk utility/ also...about this Mac...).
    3. Used WinClone (2.4)...new USB drive...did not use Sysprep route (on 'twocanoes site'  this is instructed);       cloned from 'Boot camp'  icon deposited on my desk top when I mounted my old HD using USB 2 .
    4. Did not 'keep' Memory Caches' when offered prior to imagining ...
    5. Saved boot camp image (image on new SSD drive from former HD drive via USB 2 (former drive showed
        'MacHD (or whatever your name is for your drive ) as well a 'former' BootCamp drive Icon.
    6.Took awhile....restored to new Boot Camp Partition via WinClone instrucitons.....
    And: Worked. No Window Id or or authetication asked for ; Windows desk top looked identical as from previous HD; STEAM and ORIGIN immediately updated....chedkced into each for a game : all settings perfect....not asked to ID or change anything.....just faster!
    Hope this helps someone.....!

  • 2008 MacBook Boot Camp Assistant doesn't recognize Windows XP install disk

    I'm trying to install Boot Camp, so I put in my Windows XP installation disk, which the computer recognizes because it shows up on the desktop, but when I run the Boot Camp Assistant, it says "The installer disk could not be found. Insert your Windows installer disc and wait a few seconds for the disc to be recognized."
    Any help?

    shelleykapowski wrote:
    I'm trying to install Boot Camp, so I put in my Windows XP installation disk, which the computer recognizes because it shows up on the desktop, but when I run the Boot Camp Assistant, it says "The installer disk could not be found. Insert your Windows installer disc and wait a few seconds for the disc to be recognized."
    Any help?
    That the disk is recognized in Leopard does not mean it's the right disk.
    The Windows disk must be XP w/SP2 embedded, or Vista.
    It must also be a full install disk, not an update or restore disk, and not a ISO-image disk.

  • Boot Camp Assistant won't partition drive

    I have a new Mac Pro with a clean install of 10.5. No previous Boot Camp installation, nor has Parallels been installed. I have two 500gb drives and two 250gb drives installed. I want to partition one of the 250gb drives to install Boot Camp and XP. I've tried to use the Boot Camp Assistant but it won't partition the drive. It seems to start the process, but never gets off the progress bar and eventually I have to Force Quit and reboot. The drive I'm trying to partition is freshly erased with Apple's Disc Utility (formatted with Mac OS Extended (Journaled)).
    Am I doing anything wrong? I successfully installed Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro using Boot Camp Assistant, but nothing I've tried with my Mac pro seems to work.

    Check that it has GUID partition table.
    Disk Utility Partitions -> Options
    Click on drive (not partition) in First Aid and look at the bottom of the screen.
    50/50 partitions?
    You could just use Disk Utility, make one FAT, then format it again if needed in XP. That lets you use the first partition outer tracks).
    If you choose MRB, BCA will only use the entire drive. I wanted half NTFS and half FAT so I did it on my own.

  • Boot Camp Assistant Won't Launch

    I have not been able to get Boot Camp Assistant to launch. I double click on it but nothing happens. No error messages. Nothing.
    Background: I just replaced the hard drive in my MacBook Pro Core Duo 2.4 GHz. Using the Restore Option of Disk Utility I copied a backup I had made of the full original Mac OS X partition from my old internal drive (I also had a Boot Camp Windows partition but that's another matter I think) to an external USB drive. Booting and operation from the new hard drive once restored seemed fine, but when I tried to launch Boot Camp Assistant to create a partition for Windows nothing happened. I restarted off my external USB backup drive and tried to launch Boot Camp Assistant from that drive, still nothing.
    I then performed an Archive & Install of Tiger (I'd been running Leopard 10.5.8) and Boot Camp Assistant still wouldn't start. I'm currently updating Tiger to Leopard on my MacBook Pro but I'm not hopeful Boot Camp Assistant will launch after the update. Why would it? It didn't launch under Leopard after I restored it to the new hard drive. It wouldn't launch in Leopard when I started off my external drive. It wouldn't launch under Tiger after an Archive and Install. Obviously I've used Boot Camp Assistant before to create the Windows partition on my old drive so it would seem my firmware is current enough. I'm not getting any error messages to the contrary. I have no idea why Boot Camp Assistant will not launch.
    I'm wondering if there may be something in one of the Previous Systems folders that is preventing Boot Camp Assistant from launching. The old hard drive was pretty messed up with hundreds of "Missing Folders" in the Rescued Items folder which I think was created by Disk Warrior.
    Any ideas? Thanks.
    Also, I'm wondering if there is any way to go back and use a Previous System. You see, I'm going to have to reinstall a lot of software if I can't do that. I'd rather avoid that hassle. Thanks again.

    In addendum to my original post: If I open the Boot Camp Assistant package contents and drill down to the BootCamp Executable file and double click that, Terminal opens with the following message:
    Last login: Fri Jun  3 10:34:18 on console
    Macintosh:~ photoruss$ /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/MacOS/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant ; exit;
    2011-06-03 10:36:25.865 Boot Camp Assistant[122:10b] No Info.plist file in application bundle or no NSPrincipalClass in the Info.plist file, exiting
    logout
    [Process completed]
    If I do the same thin on my MacPro I get a different message and Boot Camp Assistant starts:
    Last login: Fri May 27 10:17:08 on console
    /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/MacOS/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant ; exit;
    macpro:~ russgreene$ /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/MacOS/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant ; exit;
    logout
    [Process completed]
    Does this help?

  • I just updated to OS X 10.9.2 and My boot camp assistant won't turn on.

    I'm trying to install Windows 7 as I did before.
    But now, when i double click the boot camp assistant on desktop it gives me the error message window and says "Boot Camp Assistant has quit unexpectedly".
    Please help.

    When I got the computer, boot camp assistant was on the desktop and I used it to install windows 7 before.
    I have never really seen it on my applications folder and right now it isn't in my applications folder either.
    Would this be the problem?
    I couldn't find out how to re-download the boot camp assistant either...

  • Boot camp assistant won't run - says must update boot ROM.

    Just updated my mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro to ML 10.8.2.  When trying to run boot camp assistant, I get the following:
    No firmware or Boot ROM update seems to be available, however. EFI update 2.5 is not for my Mac, nor is v.2.6 - others don't install, either.
    Anyone have the answer to this problem?

    Hey thanks!
    i spend a lot of time finding the update and the solution!!! and after this post save the day!
    thanks gvoyager9

  • Boot Camp Assistant Won't Start

    When I tried to partition my drive via Boot Camp Assistant, it says I needed to update my softwares. I have the latest edition of the OS, as well as the latest Firmware upgrades. What is wrong?

    Hi..i have the same problem. I have the latest OS (10.5.2) and bootcamp assistant says ot could not be intsalled because i must have the systemsoftware updated...but that i already have! what can be wrong??

  • Wanting to remove bootcamp but Boot Camp Assistant won't run

    I open Boot Camp Assistant on OS X Mavericks on my Early 2011 15" MacBook Pro and and it says that I need to update my boot ROM firmware before using the assistant. However, I am already running MBP81.0047.B27 which is the current one to my knowledge. What needs to be done then to remove my partition? Everything I have read says that Disk Utility is not the way to go.

    Have you run Software update to see if there is a firmware update?
    There is a support link.
    BootCamp

  • Boot camp assistant won't continue.

    When I run the boot camp assistant application it gives me an error that I need to update system software. I have updated and still says I need to update. I have run boot camp before on this machine without any problems. I did have a hard drive crash and used the migration assistant to put it back as before with time capsule. Everything else has been and continues to work fine.
    iMac 10.5.7 Safari 4.0 (beta)
    Any help appreciated.
    Mark
    Message was edited by: MarkII

    I too am having a similar problem. I am trying to install Windows in a newly created Boot Camp partition. I have Windows 7 but Boot Camp Assistant only mentions XP and Vista. I put in my installation disk of Windows 7 but it refuses to install it. My OS is fully up to date.

  • Boot Camp Assistant won't resize partition

    I am trying to install Windows 7 via Boot Camp. I get an error message when trying to create the partitions. It says: "The disc cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved. Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again."
    I am a little confused by the back up and restore part. I use SuperDuper to clone OS X. Is it that to be used somehow? I would like instructions on the backup and restore process. Thanks.

    So you never tried or tested your SuperDuper backup clones are bootable, and worked when restored?
    That really all there is to it in a nutshell.
    You can also do other things like use Apple Restore tab in Disk Utility or from TimeMachine. But I prefer SuperDuper.
    Your drive doesn't have enough unfragmented contiguous free space and may also have some files at the end of the drive. Installers and such updates tend to fragment and scatter where files are.
    Some people also buy iDefrag and try that - very slow process.

  • Boot Camp Assistant refuses to recognize my Windows 7 Installation Disc nor my USB

    I have an iMac 20inch, early 2008 model. Back when I was running Leopard I installed Windows 7 with Boot Camp from a Windows 7 Installation ISO my friend had and I burnt it to a DVD and installed it without any problems. Later, after I got tried of windows, mostly because Windows really blows unless you want to game (which is what I was using it for), and I had contracted a virus, so I deleted Windows along with my partition after backing up any data that I though I might be able to use later. Now I am fully upgraded to Lion 10.7.2 and I downloaded the Windows installation drivers and whatever else Boot Camp persuades you to download and now at the step where I choose how much of my hard drive I want to partition, after I click partition, Boot Camp refuses to recognize that my installation disc is there no matter what format I put it in. I have followed every instruction given to me and nothing has worked. I'm thinking about trying to just partition my hard drive in Disc Utilities and formatting the new partition and then copying the ISO to the partition and seeing if it'll boot up.
    Anybody have any better ideas, or solutions?

    Well I have tried downloaded a Windows 7 ISO, and tried mounting it on a USB flash drive and booting it from the USB, but that didn't work either (I heard that my version of OS X doesn't support that anymore because I already have an optical drive.)
    BTW - what do you mean exactly by running disk utility on the DVD drive?

  • Boot Camp Assistant "Windows 7 Installer disc could not be found"

    I'm attempting to Boot Camp a partition on my MacBook Pro Retina (13", early 2013) and it's not working. I purchased a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit DVD and i'm accessing it through the optical drive on my desktop iMac. So far so good; MBP shows the disc on its desktop through remote disc sharing. The USB drive with downloaded Windows drivers is in place.
    However, Boot Camp Assistant won't recognize the Windows 7 DVD, even though it's right on the desktop (remotely). There is a dialog box and it says "Installer disc could not be found .. wait a few seconds"
    And that's it. Nothing further happens.
    Help! I hate Windows! Why am I doing this??

    Lightwave wrote:
    Thank you! I bought Windows 7 on a physical DVD (it's the Home Premium 64bit disc). Hope that was the right thing to do?
    Yes.
    So let me get this straight. I can either use this DVD directly on a superdrive plugged in to MBP, or else burn a copy to the USB stick.
    MBP will not install from an external SuperDrive due to Windows installer limitations, because it has no driver for the SuperDrive.
    How exactly do I do the latter since my own DVD reader right now is by remote disc on my iMac?
    Create an ISO using the following procedure on the iMac and then copy it over the network to the MBP or create an ISO by attaching the SuperDrive to the MBP. Use Bootcamp Assistant to point to this ISO when creating the USB for installation.
    From Disk Utility 12.x: Duplicate a disk, CD, or DVD
    Step 7 will give you an ISO, that you can then copy to the MBP.
    Duplicate a CD-RW or DVD-RW
    Disk Utility can’t create usable copies of discs with an incompatible format or discs that are copy-protected. (These include most commercial movie DVDs and audio CDs and some software and data discs.) To copy music from an audio CD to another CD, use iTunes, not Disk Utility.
    To burn a disc, you need an optical drive in your computer or connected directly to your computer. You can’t burn a disc using a remote optical drive.
    Open Disk Utility, in the Utilities folder in Launchpad.
    Insert the CD or DVD disc in the optical drive, and select it in the list at the left.
    Choose File > New > “Disk Image from [disc name].”
    Type a name for the disk image.
    Choose an option from the Image Format pop-up menu.
    Choose “compressed” to create a smaller disk image.
    Choose “read-only” to create a disk image that’s quicker to create and open.
    Click Save.
    After Disk Utility creates the disk image, eject the original CD or DVD.
    Select the disk image in the list at the left, and choose Images > Burn.
    When the Burn Disc dialog appears, insert a blank CD or DVD, and then click Burn.
    You can continue using the disk image to create as many duplicate discs as you need.

Maybe you are looking for

  • IW36 bdc is not updating CU tab for sub order

    Hello Everyone, I am facing one strange problem. I am creating a Main work order using IW31 bdc and in the same program i run the IW36 bdc for sub order creation for the main WO created. In this case when I create a Main WO, CU tab gets updated with

  • Redirecting Sun Ray sessions

    Apparently I have to update my Sun Ray Server to 4.2 or at least apply some patches so that i can recieve audiio to my 2fs DTU's. I do not have a lab environment so I am wanting to move all of my users over to one server. According to the doc's, I ca

  • Change application title - Select RFx type to select RFQ type

    Dear Experts, I need to change the text in the Header area of Rfx. I need to chagne the Application title from Select Rfx type to Select RFQ type and create RFx text to Create RFQ. Kindly help me in finding out. I debugged FPM_OIF_COMPONENT and IDR c

  • Missing of Gender field in infotype 0002

    Hi All, Recently we have upgraded the patch level from 0026 to 0037.  The problem is I am unable to see the Gender field(GESCH)  in Infotype 0002. I have checked in Std screen of P0002 there also i am unable to find the field. But in the database tab

  • I can not open iphoto

    I am having trouble opening iphoto. it just says "iphoto cannot be open because of problem" ...I've reinstaled it and nothing. I have also tried repairing it using the disk utility and it still dont work. This is what it says: Process:         iPhoto