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I've just built a new dev server. I am putting Windows 7 on it as I don't have a Server license and just picked up an OEM W7 Pro license.

I am getting the message:
The file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum.

Has anyone seen this before? Specs are nothing special, but all brand new today - SATA hard drive, IDE DVD reader (this was recycled), 4GB Kingston RAM.

Any ideas on how to get it to boot the DVD?

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Has anyone seen this before?

Yes. Broken hardware. Possibly a bad drive or install medium - wherevery ou get the data from. ALso memory errors or soemthing like that is possible.

Any ideas on how to get it to boot the DVD?

Replace it. Broken, scratched, DVD reader issue. Anything like it.

I've just built a new dev server. I am putting Windows 7 on it as I don't have a Server license and just picked up an OEM W7 Pro license.

Use an MSDN license. THe last hing I would ever touch is any OEM license.

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Thanks mate. Turns out the DVD drive was kaput. I just dumped the disc onto a USB stick and ran the boot tool and working a treat. –  Sam Dec 15 '10 at 12:24

Dev server and windows 7- this sounds like a bad idea already. As TomTom mentions, get an MSDN licence and you can run whatever server licence you want for minimal cost- as long as its exlusivly for development work.

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Yeah, it's in the works... –  Sam Dec 15 '10 at 12:11

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