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New Computer Build - Problems Installing Vista

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May 16, 2009 5:37:38 PM

This is my 2nd time building a computer since about 5 years ago so I'm practically a newb with this again.

I got all the parts installed and connected in the case and everything seems to be working correctly. I set the boot sequence to detect my DVD-ROM first, but it still doesn't seem to want to boot from disk.

When I restart the computer after changing the boot sequence with the disk in, it says:
"Verifying DMI Pool Data..............
Boot from CD/DVD:


and then nothing happens. The drive will start to spin the disc and then it just stops and I hear a beep or 2. It will just repeat this continously. I can tell the mobo detects the drive and everything just by opening it since it moves down a line on the screen and says "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER." Of course when I do that it does absolutely nothing.


These are some of the parts I'm using:

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'm not using RAID or anything like that for now. If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate them. Thanks
May 16, 2009 11:48:27 PM

bump
May 17, 2009 12:56:42 AM

What does bump mean? Anyway, I think you have to press any key to boot from CD.
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May 17, 2009 1:08:21 AM

in BIOS do you see the hard drive and the dvd drive detected?

did you press F10 to save and exit after you set the dvd to first boot device?
May 17, 2009 1:16:52 AM

Outlander_04 said:
in BIOS do you see the hard drive and the dvd drive detected?

did you press F10 to save and exit after you set the dvd to first boot device?




yea they are both detected in Bios and I did save and exit BIOS before restarting the computer.

they are both SATA drives. Right now the dvd drive is connected as IDE Channel 1 Slave and the hard drive is connected as IDE Channel 3 Master. I didn't think dealing with master/slave stuff mattered when using SATA devices. The other 8 channels just dispaly "None." Wonder if that might have anything to do with it but i'm guessing it doesn't.
May 22, 2009 5:17:24 PM

Is there a resolution to this? I'm having the EXACT SAME PROBLEM. Brand new mobo (GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H) and hard drive (Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD). 32 bit vista dvd will spool up just fine in my IDE DVD/CD RW drive, but no joy with Vista 64. I've even tried starting with a vista 32 recovery disk and then slipping out the dvd after I get to the first color screen, but it's as if the vista 64 dvd is blank.
May 22, 2009 7:21:10 PM

shawndoggy said:
Is there a resolution to this? I'm having the EXACT SAME PROBLEM. Brand new mobo (GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H) and hard drive (Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD). 32 bit vista dvd will spool up just fine in my IDE DVD/CD RW drive, but no joy with Vista 64. I've even tried starting with a vista 32 recovery disk and then slipping out the dvd after I get to the first color screen, but it's as if the vista 64 dvd is blank.



i switched my IDE dvd drive from my old computer temporarily and that got it to work. I thought for sure there was something wrong with my new dvd drive but now that i got everything up and running, it is NOW working. :ange: 

i don't understand how this SATA dvd-rw drive can not boot vista 64 to install, yet it is now working perfectly all of a sudden. I was prepared to RMA the thing but glad I checked it again one more time.
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