Will not boot anything from dvd drive Tags: DVD Drives Boot CD-Rom Storage Last response: August 1, 2010 12:54 AM in Storage Share saif1994 July 31, 2010 5:58:38 PM Hi I'm trying to install windows XP on another partition of my hard drive. However, the CD does not boot from the DVD drive. I set CD-ROM drive as first priority in the bios menu and disabled all other boot devices. When I try to boot the CD it says Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter. I noticed that my DVD tray only spins the CD after windows is booted and doesn't spin the CD on system start up. I'm sure that's what I problem is, I need the DVD drive to spin the Boot CD as soon as my computer starts rather then after windows boots up. System Specs: EVGA x58 motherboard 6gigs G.Skill Trident DDR3 Ram (2000MHz) WD RE3 500GB Hard Drive EVGA GTX 480 i7 980x (4.4 GHz) Corsair H50 Liquid CPU cooling HAF X case Samsung Super Write Master DVD-drive if you need anymore info please say so. EDIT - Both my Hard drive and DVD drive use SATA cables. More about : boot dvd drive aford10 a b G Storage July 31, 2010 10:30:35 PM It sounds like the disc isn't bootable. If it's a burned disc, try reburning it. saif1994 August 1, 2010 12:35:10 AM lol that was really stupid of me... Problem solved. Instead of selecing CD-ROM as my boot drive, I selected the other option that was my dvd drive. It was called Realtek DVDRW... Somthing like that. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer aford10 a b G Storage August 1, 2010 12:54:48 AM Good deal. Thanks for the update. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDvd rom not reading anything but restore/ boot discs ForumDVD Drive Not Detecting Anything ForumInstalled new SATA DVD drive , now Win7 won't boot ForumBoot Loop. Cant do anything ForumInstalled new SATA DVD drive , now Win7 won't boot ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumBSOD, NTFS drive , now can't see anything on it ForumDVD Drive making laptop boot slower ForumUSB and DVD /CD Burners Won't Read Anything ?? ForumStuck on blank screen with flashing cursor and can't boot anything ! ForumMy SATA DVD drive not in BIOS set-up boot -up listing ForumBSOD Upon Loading the Internet; CD/ DVD Drive causing boot to fail ForumDual boot XP can\'t see DVD /CD drives! ForumCompaq Presario F700 won't boot from DVD drive ForumPC won't recognize hard- drive until I use boot CD/ DVD . HELP?! ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumBy mistake i have formatted my d drive can i require the data ForumHELP pls... DELETED A DRIVE.. how to get it back ForumExterna hard drive starts then shuts down More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !