Hi, my new asus p8p67-m doesnt boot cd-rom. I cant install windows.
I have two ssd connected in sata1 and sata2 and cd-rom in sata3.
when starting system I get no hard disks found, it recognizes the drives in bios but when launching through boot I get: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.
I'm having the same problems just using normal sata drives. I cannot install ANY version of Windows on ANY Sata drive I put in my system -- I've tried installing: Vista x86; x86 w/sp1, x86 w/sp2; x64; x64 w/sp1; x64 w/sp2; Win7 x86 and Win7 x64 -- nothing has even completed the extracting files phase.
I have gotten so many errors I don't know where to start. On some copies of Vista I can format the disks but then it tells me the reinitilizer has failed and it stops. Other copies of Vista and Win 7 have both said they can't format the disks or can't create partitions; or, if I don't get one of those errors then it wants a dvd-driver that it doesn't need and doesn't exist. Granted, I normally don't get that far trying Win 7 as it reports an I/O error while loading the files to run the installer and quits (even with only the dvd-r and one drive attached to the whole board). Oh, and to add insult to injury, 75% of the time the usb mouse goes dead, so I changed it to a ps2.
It's the same no matter how many drives are attached, what port or controller they are connected to, and what mode I have the controllers in. All the hard drives work in other machines and show up, even in raid sets (tried that too) within the installers. I've formatted the drives on another machine to make sure they were formatted and initialized properly. I've tried three different brands of dvd drives. I've also tried every set of bios updates too.
I have no idea what the problem could be or what to do outside of returning he board and hoping it's just a bad one. I build systems all the time and have NEVER seen anything like this. If anyone has any clue what I could be doing wrong or something I have missed, please let me know.
Now I know why every one of my home systems is based off an EVGA board--and the board's constant cold rebooting, failed overclocks (when I never set any), and flashing osrom screens 47 times per boot are not helping things either....
I started a thread for my problem which looks similar to this except my dvd drive works fine and I can start the installing windows. My problem is that when I turn on the computer it states no disks detected (hard drive). When I looked into bios I see both listed but not sure why it isn't detecting the hard drive. Windows stops installing and gives a warning that something is wrong with hard drive.