Will not boot anything from dvd drive

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.
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  1. It sounds like the disc isn't bootable. If it's a burned disc, try reburning it.
  2. 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.
  3. Good deal. Thanks for the update.
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