MSI z87-gd65 not working with Win 8.1 CD/DVD

Hello everyone,

I've recently built my own computer (luckily my old PC blew up - I had all the parts except OS and GPU - it has integrated and I can deal with that for now until payday)


CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive & Samsung 1TB from old pc
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower
PSU: Corsair 600W ATX12V
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)

The problem is that when I put the CD in and try to boot it, it comes up with a screen saying

"EFI Shell version 2.31 [4.654] current running mode 1.1.2
Device mapping table
blk0 :Blockdevice - alias (null)
Pciroot (0x0)/pci(0x1f.0x2)/Sata(0x1.0x0)"

repeats the above three lines with all of the booting orders and asks me about startup.nsh

Does anyone know how to fix?

Only other thing I can think of is to install the disk onto a usb and try that OR turn my old hard drive into an external one, extract my files, and reformat it (when that one is plugged in it boots to Win7 but to the repair/reinstall/reformat bit) try reinstalling win7 and upgrade it - it was preinstalled though so i think it is hardware specific

If i mess around with the bios settings sometimes a screen comes up saying insert proper media and reboot but I don't know what else to do.

Do you think that I have to upgrade my BIOS for 8.1? it is compatible with win8 and has settings for that but they do nothing
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  1. If anyone has the same problem - it can be fixed by switching the SATA ports around. Simply plug in ONLY the preferred storage device and your CDROM cable into SATA 1 & 2 and you should be good.
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