lars77, on 04 September 2012 - 02:47, said:
Usually that just means you have a bad Windows disc. Most likely a bad burn? Not sure if you're using cheapo DVD-Rs or maybe you're burning the disc way too fast.
Sometimes that means the Windows installer really isn't compatible with that optical drive, but that's very rare.
Either re-burn your disc at a slower rate (around 4-8x is usually a safe bet?), or try using better blank discs. Or go the USB drive route like Detection mentioned.
Bad burns are a major issue, especially the more and more you reuse a medium - the more it's reused, the more likely (not less likely) a bad burn will happen. The further you go north of one hundred reuses (DVD+RW media) the more likely a bad burn will happen. With DVD+RW media the same price as +R media, you may as well, in most cases, treat it as +R media (note that I'm saying that +RW media is that cheap) - if you have multiple computers that support USB booting (and practically any computer in the last three years *should* - even the Dells and HPs out there), buy multiple thumb drives.
USB thumb drives (where usable) are also significantly faster than optical drives on installs - even to hard drives, let alone SSDs. Just changing my Windows 8 Pro install method to thumb-drive-based, as opposed to optical-drive based, sliced installation time by more than half; as I stated before, this is a clean install to a hard drive.