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Help! "Disc boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

Please! I get this error when I try to boot off of the windows 8 disk! I set up the bios to boot from the CD-R/DVD but it still doesn't work!
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  1. the new disks are dvd disks see if your drive a dvd drive. in the bios make sure your not putting a efi cd rom as first boot devices. check your disk to see if it a windows os cd. if it still wont post try using a usb stick and microsoft iso to usb tool.
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    The main things I can think of are:

    1) Your boot order isn't correct with the DVD drive first, despite you saying it is.

    2) You changed the boot order correctly but the settings didn't save due to a dead CMOS battery (easily checked by making a change, saving it, shutting down and going back into the BIOS).

    3) Drive isn't recognizing disc (different drive might work).

    4) Problem with the DVD disc.

    Troubleshooting:
    1) Verify boot order
    2) Verify BIOS remembers changes.
    3) Try Install disc in different PC (just long enough to verify it's being properly detected)
    4) Burn a bootable disc like the ULTIMATEBOOTCD using Imgburn and see if that boots.
  3. photonboy said:
    The main things I can think of are:

    1) Your boot order isn't correct with the DVD drive first, despite you saying it is.

    2) You changed the boot order correctly but the settings didn't save due to a dead CMOS battery (easily checked by making a change, saving it, shutting down and going back into the BIOS).

    3) Drive isn't recognizing disc (different drive might work).

    4) Problem with the DVD disc.

    Troubleshooting:
    1) Verify boot order
    2) Verify BIOS remembers changes.
    3) Try Install disc in different PC (just long enough to verify it's being properly detected)
    4) Burn a bootable disc like the ULTIMATEBOOTCD using Imgburn and see if that boots.


    Hey, I discovered its DOA. I contacted the seller and I'm getting a new one :) sorry to waste your time
  4. Anonymous said:
    photonboy said:
    The main things I can think of are:

    1) Your boot order isn't correct with the DVD drive first, despite you saying it is.

    2) You changed the boot order correctly but the settings didn't save due to a dead CMOS battery (easily checked by making a change, saving it, shutting down and going back into the BIOS).

    3) Drive isn't recognizing disc (different drive might work).

    4) Problem with the DVD disc.

    Troubleshooting:
    1) Verify boot order
    2) Verify BIOS remembers changes.
    3) Try Install disc in different PC (just long enough to verify it's being properly detected)
    4) Burn a bootable disc like the ULTIMATEBOOTCD using Imgburn and see if that boots.


    Hey, I discovered its DOA. I contacted the seller and I'm getting a new one :) sorry to waste your time


    No problem. It's why we're here after all.
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