Why can I not get Wubi to run alongside Windows 7?

Robin Hague July 2, 2011
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After downloading Wubi and trying to run it, I receive a pop-up message saying

“There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk ino drive\Device\Harddisk2\DR2”

This pop-up will not go away, cannot close it even with Task Manager.

I am running Window 7 64-bit and want to install Ubuntu alongside (like a program) as I do not want to go through all the Grub menus at boot. The no disk message has “pyrun.exe – No Disk” in the top border.

I have re-booted Windows several time to try again but no luck.
I have also done a system restore from a previous system image back up.

However, the very first time I tried Wubi, it ran all the way through until the end when it said there had been an error, and then simply closed.

  1. Robin Hague
    July 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Ha14, Thanks for taking the trouble to answer. I seem to have fixed the prob by simply inserting a blank DVD into the drive and it now works. I've no idea why, but pyrun.exe seems happy.

    • Tina
      July 4, 2011 at 12:25 am

      Thanks a lot for the update, Robin!

  2. Anonymous
    July 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    If you have a zip drive then just insert a disk into it and see what happen.

    Maybe this can help you with the message No Disk?
    change the drive letter of my CD-ROM and mount new virtual CD-ROM with the same drive letter to pass the problem.

    this is youtube tutorial on how to install Wubi


    Change the drive letter assignment for the removable drive to a letter other than C.

    To change the drive letter assignments in Windows 7, follow these steps:

    1. Log on to the computer as Administrator.
    2. Insert a disk in the removable drive.
    3. Click Start, right-click on Computer, and then click Manage.
    4. Click Disk Management.
    5. Right-click the partition, logical drive, or volume that you want to change, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
    6. Click the removable drive, click it, click Change, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then click OK.