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New computer build: how to make cd drive boot and install windows

Hello, I just made my account today and I don't know how all this works but I'm running out of options.

I saw a YouTube video of someone building a computer and it looked easy to do so I built one and I can get into BIOS now but I can't install Windows 7 from my CD drive. It detects my HDD and CD drive in BIOS and CD drive set to be 1st boot, HDD second, someone other things so on.

The problem is I always get this message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" or sometimes it goes into UEFI or something like that... Could it be that the CD disk won't work itself because, well because.... Help me? I never trusted the machines. Dundun DUNUNUN.
MOBO: MSI A55m-P33
CD Drive is ASUS some OEM from Newegg.
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  1. What EXACT disc are you trying to boot from? Are you sure its a bootable disc?

    Is your DVD drive set to first boot preference?
  2. I wonder if OP actually has just a CD drive? Windows 7 is a DVD.
  3. crookedmouth said:
    I wonder if OP actually has just a CD drive? Windows 7 is a DVD.


    Possible I guess. :D LOL but can't imagine how he would find one of those on newegg.
  4. That's true, it's got to be a DVD unless OP time-traveled/purchased a CD.
  5. crookedmouth said:
    That's true, it's got to be a DVD unless OP time-traveled/purchased a CD.


    It's this one from Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135304
  6. Have you inspected the disc for scratches? Or cleaned it? Checked the disc in another computer? Have you gone into bios and selected boot from dvd?
  7. crookedmouth said:
    Have you inspected the disc for scratches? Or cleaned it? Checked the disc in another computer? Have you gone into bios and selected boot from dvd?


    What if I just clear cmos? What is that http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1800469/reboot-select-proper-boot-device-insert-boot-media-selected-boot-device-press-key.html
    Still same thing happens.
  8. Did you clear cmos then? This can be done in BIOS by finding an option for reset to factory defaults or by physically removing the battery and then replacing it. Make sure all your wires are connected well.
  9. crookedmouth said:
    Did you clear cmos then? This can be done in BIOS by finding an option for reset to factory defaults or by physically removing the battery and then replacing it. Make sure all your wires are connected well.


    Yes.I reset it from the BIOS, still same thing. I should mention that the message pops up even if I just turn the computer on, not press anything. I'm just going to take it to someone who knows about computers hopefully more than I do. Next week...
  10. Best answer
    I think this is a hard drive issue. What is the HDD your are installing. Try unplugging HDD and DVD rom. Turn it on without them wait for beeps then turn it off again. Plug them back in and turn it on again.
  11. The problem was the windows 7 disc lol. Put in a new one from my friend and everything started up and installed normally.
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