I am trying to rebuild my system using a mix of old and new. This is I what have:
CM STORM SNIPER CASE
T-SERIES ATX MICRO T FORCE 6100 AM2
4 DDR2 256MB
WESTERN DIGITAL 320GB CAVIAR SATA
PSU 600 WATT
HP SUPER MULTI DVD WRITER MODEL dvd1040
I am wondering if the dvd writer will work with the other hardware.
When I hook it all up it says:
BOOT FROM CD:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSTERT SYSTEM DISK
I tried placing the Windows XP disk in the cdrom drive. The light on the cd rom comes on like it is trying to find the disk, but it does not work. Have dvdrom been updated to where I would need to buy an newer version to work with the rest of my hardware?
Is the DVD burner SATA or IDE? I'm going to assume IDE. The old drive should work just fine. If it's IDE, you need to ensure the drive is set up as the "Master" drive. You also need to make sure it's set up as the first boot device in the BIOS.
Have you tried the "cable select" pin setting? Sorry, it's been a while since I dealt with IDE devices. If I remember correctly, you also have to use the right cable connection when using the "master" setting. I believe the master is supposed to be in the middle and the "slave" is on the end cable connection. I'm not sure if that makes any sense.
I've had the "Boot Disk" error before and has to select the drive in the boot sequence screen (F8... I believe) versus selecting in BIOS. Once I selected the actual drive name (not genric drive name) in the boot sequence, the OS loaded just fine from that point.
Okay, I figured it out FINALLY!!! My SATA HD was the master and my dvd rom was set as master on the IDE cable and on the little pin on the back of the dvd rom. I changed the pin to slave and plugged the IDE cable into the slave IDE and it WORKED!!!!! HOORAY!!! okay, I am done. Thank you all for your help and quick responses. You stopped me from kicking the crud out of my brand new case!!!