Can't boot from cdrom

Hi,
I'm trying to install Windows XP to a new system, but it's not recognizing the cdrom. It recognizes it when I go into the bios, but it won't boot from it. I've been told I have to "set my SATA controller to IDE mode", but that isn't very obvious in the bios. Below is my motherboard/bios

http://www.foxconnsupport.com/download.aspx?models=en-us0000412&category=C000000001&series=en-us0000008&keywords=&sort=BIOS

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
thanks in advance!
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  1. So your CD/DVD drive works but your computer won't boot from the CD? Maybe your CD is too damaged to be recognized?
  2. Depends on which XP, if it's an older SP1 then burn a XP SP3 from MS's ISO -> http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=25129

    edit: IF after XP SP3 ISB isn't being recognized then change the boot priority to CDROM as 1st Priority and everything as IDE, and if that still fails then you might need a different CDROM/DVD - this sadly does happen. IF the CDROM/DVD requires 'XP' Drivers then you 'can' incorporate into nLite as below -- try no guarantees.

    In the Manual, page 71~72 and 89~95, RAID or not some XP installations require a RAID disk. This can be done with a Floppy and some MOBO's allow a bootbale USB and some you need top 'slipstream' using something like nLiteOS -> http://www.nliteos.com/ and to {ADD the missing Drivers} to build an installation disk so F6 isn't required. See example -> http://www.getpcmemory.com/user-guide/how-to-integrate-sata-drivers-into-win-xp-bootable-cd-setup-slipstreaming-xp-guide-using-nlite/
  3. My cd/dvd's are fine. I've tried 3 different ones (1 XP and 2 vista). So it's not an XP thing wither. Also, cdrom/dvd player is brand new. I wouldn't think it wouldn't work, but I guess that is a possibility.
  4. I've come across this

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/255401-30-reboot-select-proper-boot-device-insert-boot-media-selected

    which is getting a bit diluted but started out with exactly my problem, a new build and I get the message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected".

    My new build came pre-built but without OS. So I can't open it to check connections or install a sata DVD. I want to exhaust all options before I pay shipping to send it back, and have them say "well you should have just done this or that".

    I would love to be able to press F8 or F9 to get to a boot menu, but that's not working with my mobo/bios. Any other suggestions?

    I found the boot menu using F11....didn't help
  5. I was told by the system builders support team that I need to set the "SATA controller" to IDE mode. Below are all of the settings in the BIOS that might have something to do with that. Am I missing something?

    IDE Configuration
    -> OnBoard PCI IDE Controller -> Primary
    -> Primary IDE Master -> ATAPI CDROM
    -> Primary IDE Slave -> Not detected
    -> SATA Channel 1-3 -> Not detected
    -> SATA Channel 4 -> Hard Disk

    Boot Device Priority
    -> 1st -> CD/DVD
    -> 2nd -> SATA (Hard Drive)

    OnChip SATA Channel -> Enabled
    OnChip SATA Type -> Native IDE
  6. SOLVED!!

    I added another old cdrom as a slave and it recognized it! I'm installing as I type!
  7. burrly said:
    SOLVED!!

    I added another old cdrom as a slave and it recognized it! I'm installing as I type!

    Happy to see. I've had a migraine all day :??:

    NO SURPRISE TO ME, As stated:

    Quote:
    you might need a different CDROM/DVD - this sadly does happen.
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