I just built my first system and I had planned to install Windows 7 on it. I've run into a bit of trouble and I'm getting an error when I go to install the disk. I get "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" when I put in the disk. I've checked the SATA connections to the hard drive and dvd-rom drive as well as checking the boot priorities in the BIOS. I have them set as dvd-rom, hard disk, flash drive. Everything seems to be in order, but I still get the error. I'm wondering if possibly I managed to mess up while burning the copy of Windows 7. After I finished downloading Windows 7 my cd burning program recognized the iso file and i just clicked on it and told it to burn. Did I skip a step and forget to do something or is that the correct procedure?
Thanks for the help and I appreciate any other suggestions that can help get my new computer up and running.
Decided to try a copy of XP that I have and it seems to load and work fine. So either I copied W7 wrong or it was just a bad copy.
The first two attempts I used Sonic to burn. I figured since it recognized the file type it would work. I guess I was wrong. At the moment I'm using Active ISO Burner at the slowest speed possible. Hopefully this works out.
So far, I like Win7... it has a nice clean interface and boots in seconds on my i7. Plus I only have 30 processes running rather than the 60 odd that XP started with (that was the Dell version and so had the usual bloatware so I dunno how many processes real XP normally starts with).