Hi everyone, i have this problem i just got a new motherboard and put it into my computer becuse the old one died. Im using the hard drive that i used with the old motherboard i have formatted it to clear it to get ready for installation of a new (os) operating system. I power it up tell it to boot from the cd (Windows 7 Home periemum 32 bit) and i put the cd in and restart's and when it tries to boot from disk all i get is a black screen with a blinking white underscore at the top left corner nothing happens. May i pls have some help form someone it would be very healpful ty
I have the system builder software did i buy the worng one i just want it to install on the new motherboard and hard drive
so i can use it.
Hi i dont have my pc here its at friends i cant tell you my psu but my motherboard is
Motherboard: Asus P5G41C-M LX G41 PCI- E16
Ram is normal samsung what factory comps put in when you buy them 4 GB's
CPU: is a Intel core 2 Quad core
Cooler: Ther a two fans built into my aztec case but forgot what the cooler is on top of the cpu
The windows im trying to put on is OEM System Builder (Windows 7 Home preimum 32 bit) um is that the probelm do i want to buy the retail version from the store for it to install proberly or what casue im confused
ohh ok ill try that um would there be anythign wrong by the way casue about the system builder software would i have to of installed the OPK preinstallation fiel thing on my hard drive before i ned to install this or it should still install without it.
As you can't even get to boot from the DVD I would suspect your DVD drive (or the disk itself) rather than anything else. (Although you refer to CD I assume that you have a DVD drive as the installation disk is a DVD not a CD.) Steps that I would take (if possible) are:
1. Try the DVD on another computer to check whether the issue is with the drive or the computer.
2. Try another DVD drive in the computer.
Just as a matter of interest, what make and model is your DVD drive - and is it SATA or IDE?
Yes i have checked and its on boot form cd/dvd drive first, and when i look at the cd/dvd drive in the bios it has cd/dvd and some other things i dont knwoif maybe te cd/dvd drive is mucking up casue it flashes like its working ??
Well it lights up like its working and everything but i couple of days before my motherboard died the cd/dvd drive wasent readin any disks it looked liek it but wasent giving the info to the motherboard so i though it was becuse of the motherboard so i dont know it gets reconised by the motherboard but would this be the problem?
I'd have to say that if you were having problems with the DVD drive and you are now having problems with the DVD drive then possibly the problem is with the drive. Do you have an old one lying about that you can try, or do you have access to another one? Could be worth trying an IDE one if you can get hold of one. In this country I can get a DVD drive for under £10 (less than $20), so it may be worth just buying another one.
You could also try making another bootable DVD, say of a Linux distro, and see if you get the same problem.