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Cant read Vista DVD or Motherboard DVD

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September 28, 2008 7:31:43 PM

Using an Asus m3a78-t motherboard. Am unable to boot to the software that came with via DVD or Boot using Vista Ultimate Retail. Was able to boot to an XP and install it. Tried plugging in several different CD/DVD drives, putting The DVD in, it will spinand try to load and then nothing. Went to "My Computer" and clicked on the drive in which I put the m3a78 software and vista and it pretty much just looks at as if I have a blank dvd in there.

The computer I am on currently, I also tried inserting each dvd, and again "My computer" does not recognize either disk. Cd's work fine.

Any Suggestions??

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October 16, 2008 5:47:15 AM

Strange, I have a similar problem.
With a Gigabyte X48-DS5 motherboard, the Vista DVD I ordered refused to boot.
I got a Disk Boot Error.
My XP DVD worked fine. In XP, my DVD drive also does not "see" the Vista DVD.
I have not yet tried different DVD drives.

my other computer is able to read the Vista DVD, so I might be able to do something with it.

Did you get Vista to work yet?
October 20, 2008 3:30:00 PM

I eventually just went out and bought a new DVD drive which solved the problem.