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New build doesn't see windows 7 cd

So I put together a new build but when I try to boot from the disk drive it keeps asking me to insert boot media. The boot cd is brand new, does anyone know why it doesn't recognize it?
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  1. your optical drive attached correctly to the SATA port on the mobo and power cable from the PSU? Is your optical drive in working condition?
  2. mamamia13 said:
    your optical drive attached correctly to the SATA port on the mobo and power cable from the PSU? Is your optical drive in working condition?


    It doesn't use sata, it uses ide, and both are connected correctly
  3. TheTihin said:
    mamamia13 said:
    your optical drive attached correctly to the SATA port on the mobo and power cable from the PSU? Is your optical drive in working condition?


    It doesn't use sata, it uses ide, and both are connected correctly

    IDE controller enabled in Bios? Master / Slave jumper set correct? Is it even a DVD drive, because the Windows disk is a DVD, not a CD most likely.
  4. noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    mamamia13 said:
    your optical drive attached correctly to the SATA port on the mobo and power cable from the PSU? Is your optical drive in working condition?


    It doesn't use sata, it uses ide, and both are connected correctly

    IDE controller enabled in Bios? Master / Slave jumper set correct? Is it even a DVD drive, because the Windows disk is a DVD, not a CD most likely.


    yes, yes, and yes, it's a Plextor PX-760A
  5. TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    mamamia13 said:
    your optical drive attached correctly to the SATA port on the mobo and power cable from the PSU? Is your optical drive in working condition?


    It doesn't use sata, it uses ide, and both are connected correctly

    IDE controller enabled in Bios? Master / Slave jumper set correct? Is it even a DVD drive, because the Windows disk is a DVD, not a CD most likely.


    yes, yes, and yes, it's a Plextor PX-760A

    And the Bios recognizes the drive and it's part of the boot order?
  6. noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    mamamia13 said:
    your optical drive attached correctly to the SATA port on the mobo and power cable from the PSU? Is your optical drive in working condition?


    It doesn't use sata, it uses ide, and both are connected correctly

    IDE controller enabled in Bios? Master / Slave jumper set correct? Is it even a DVD drive, because the Windows disk is a DVD, not a CD most likely.


    yes, yes, and yes, it's a Plextor PX-760A

    And the Bios recognizes the drive and it's part of the boot order?


    yes
  7. TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    mamamia13 said:
    your optical drive attached correctly to the SATA port on the mobo and power cable from the PSU? Is your optical drive in working condition?


    It doesn't use sata, it uses ide, and both are connected correctly

    IDE controller enabled in Bios? Master / Slave jumper set correct? Is it even a DVD drive, because the Windows disk is a DVD, not a CD most likely.


    yes, yes, and yes, it's a Plextor PX-760A

    And the Bios recognizes the drive and it's part of the boot order?


    yes

    And it's a genuine install DVD, that sure is bootable, no by mistake a copy without a boot record?
  8. noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    mamamia13 said:
    your optical drive attached correctly to the SATA port on the mobo and power cable from the PSU? Is your optical drive in working condition?


    It doesn't use sata, it uses ide, and both are connected correctly

    IDE controller enabled in Bios? Master / Slave jumper set correct? Is it even a DVD drive, because the Windows disk is a DVD, not a CD most likely.


    yes, yes, and yes, it's a Plextor PX-760A

    And the Bios recognizes the drive and it's part of the boot order?


    yes

    And it's a genuine install DVD, that sure is bootable, no by mistake a copy without a boot record?


    It is brand new.
  9. But the drive spins up at least?
  10. noidea_77 said:
    But the drive spins up at least?


    Yes the drive seems to be functioning. I've tried 2 different drives now, neither recognized it.
  11. TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    But the drive spins up at least?


    Yes the drive seems to be functioning. I've tried 2 different drives now, neither recognized it.

    I'm running out of ideas. And you sure don't see the message saying "press any key to boot from CD drive"? Only other option I see: Download the tool from M$ and create a bootable flash drive from the disk.
  12. noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    But the drive spins up at least?


    Yes the drive seems to be functioning. I've tried 2 different drives now, neither recognized it.

    I'm running out of ideas. And you sure don't see the message saying "press any key to boot from CD drive"? Only other option I see: Download the tool from M$ and create a bootable flash drive from the disk.


    I tell it to boot from the drive and it asks me to insert boot media into the drive and press any key. The disk is in there but when I press a key it just gives me the same message.
  13. Best answer
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    But the drive spins up at least?


    Yes the drive seems to be functioning. I've tried 2 different drives now, neither recognized it.

    I'm running out of ideas. And you sure don't see the message saying "press any key to boot from CD drive"? Only other option I see: Download the tool from M$ and create a bootable flash drive from the disk.


    I tell it to boot from the drive and it asks me to insert boot media into the drive and press any key. The disk is in there but when I press a key it just gives me the same message.

    Unbootable or damaged disk
  14. noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    But the drive spins up at least?


    Yes the drive seems to be functioning. I've tried 2 different drives now, neither recognized it.

    I'm running out of ideas. And you sure don't see the message saying "press any key to boot from CD drive"? Only other option I see: Download the tool from M$ and create a bootable flash drive from the disk.


    I tell it to boot from the drive and it asks me to insert boot media into the drive and press any key. The disk is in there but when I press a key it just gives me the same message.

    Unbootable or damaged disk


    Damn. Not cool microsoft, not cool. Thanks for the help :)
  15. noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    But the drive spins up at least?


    Yes the drive seems to be functioning. I've tried 2 different drives now, neither recognized it.

    I'm running out of ideas. And you sure don't see the message saying "press any key to boot from CD drive"? Only other option I see: Download the tool from M$ and create a bootable flash drive from the disk.


    I tell it to boot from the drive and it asks me to insert boot media into the drive and press any key. The disk is in there but when I press a key it just gives me the same message.

    Unbootable or damaged disk


    Ok scratch that, I just put it in my normal computer and it read it fine, so why doesn't the other one see it?
  16. TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    But the drive spins up at least?


    Yes the drive seems to be functioning. I've tried 2 different drives now, neither recognized it.

    I'm running out of ideas. And you sure don't see the message saying "press any key to boot from CD drive"? Only other option I see: Download the tool from M$ and create a bootable flash drive from the disk.


    I tell it to boot from the drive and it asks me to insert boot media into the drive and press any key. The disk is in there but when I press a key it just gives me the same message.

    Unbootable or damaged disk


    Ok scratch that, I just put it in my normal computer and it read it fine, so why doesn't the other one see it?

    Download IsuBuster and see, if the DVD is shown as bootable. Upgrade-DVD for example are non-bootable.
    http://www.isobuster.com/
  17. noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    TheTihin said:
    noidea_77 said:
    But the drive spins up at least?


    Yes the drive seems to be functioning. I've tried 2 different drives now, neither recognized it.

    I'm running out of ideas. And you sure don't see the message saying "press any key to boot from CD drive"? Only other option I see: Download the tool from M$ and create a bootable flash drive from the disk.


    I tell it to boot from the drive and it asks me to insert boot media into the drive and press any key. The disk is in there but when I press a key it just gives me the same message.

    Unbootable or damaged disk


    Ok scratch that, I just put it in my normal computer and it read it fine, so why doesn't the other one see it?

    Download IsuBuster and see, if the DVD is shown as bootable. Upgrade-DVD for example are non-bootable.
    http://www.isobuster.com/


    It says it is a bootable disk
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