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August 8, 2011 6:07:16 PM

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-u...

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
thanks in advance!

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August 8, 2011 9:42:14 PM

So your CD/DVD drive works but your computer won't boot from the CD? Maybe your CD is too damaged to be recognized?
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August 8, 2011 9:59:43 PM

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=25...

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-...
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August 9, 2011 3:44:09 PM

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.
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August 9, 2011 4:39:45 PM

I've come across this

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/255401-30-reboot-sele...

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
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August 9, 2011 5:39:37 PM

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
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August 9, 2011 9:15:14 PM

SOLVED!!

I added another old cdrom as a slave and it recognized it! I'm installing as I type!
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August 10, 2011 12:37:13 AM

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:

[b said:
you might need a different CDROM/DVD - this sadly does happen.]you might need a different CDROM/DVD - this sadly does happen.
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