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Will not boot anything from dvd drive

Last response: in Storage
July 31, 2010 5:58:38 PM


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
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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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.
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.
a b G Storage
August 1, 2010 12:54:48 AM

Good deal. Thanks for the update.