Right I'm having such a headache with my computer at home. I am upgrading from 32bit windows xp to Windows 7 64bit. When I try to run the install from my desktop I get the error message of the disc is not compatible with your version of windows please reboot your pc from CD. So I know I need to do a clean install and I know to do this i need to boot from CD BUT my PC doesn't seem to be able to do this and this is where my problem began!
I disabled all of the bootable devices in the BIOS apart from the DVD drive and it gave me a black screen with a message which said:- "No suitable bootable devices please insert cd or select suitable device and reboot"
(or something along them lines anyway).
This made me think the disk is faulty, so I loaded up XP, and it seems the disk is fine, it reads as Windows 7 but I just get the error message when I try to load it up. So the disc is fine.
WHAT I'VE TRIED
I have entered the BIOS and tried setting the DVD drive as the primary booting device
I have tried disabling all other booting devices, that didn't work either ( see above )
I have tried selecting the DVD drive as the bootable device too.
I have a MSI Mother board, I have been advised to switch the ribbon cable from the hard drive with the ribbon cable from the DVD drive, also I've seen posts about resetting the CMOS.
If possible I would like to do this without having to play around with the motherboard itself, the last thing I'd want is to blow up my motherboard.