Finished building computer, Windows failing to boot.

Gfx Card: GTX 560 Ti

CPU: Intel I5 2500K Sandy Bridges

MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z68X

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda, 7200 RPM, 1.5TB

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 2x4 GB DDR3-1600

Case: PC-K58

Power Supply: Antec 750W

Cooler: Hyper 212 Plus

Sony DVD Burner

Finished building my computer, Windows boot isn't working..

I'm getting:

Loading Operating System...
Boot from CD/DVD :
Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Any suggestions?
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  1. Plzzz halppp!!
  2. reformat the hdd or check your usb devices
  3. hugabone said:
    reformat the hdd


    What?

    The HDD is brand new, everything in the CPU is brand new.
  4. zooted said:


    Yes, everything is working.

    My BIOS recognizes the RAM, the Hard drive, the DVDRW drive..

    I have no idea what the problem could be..

    My only thought is maybe the DVDRW drive is broken, but I can hear the CD spinning in it and the light is flashing that it is reading it.

    Maybe my Windows 7 CD is bad?
  5. Anyone??
  6. I wanna say CD or drive. Just because its spinning and the light is flashing doesnt mean everything else is working about it. Rare but maybe check and change the data cable for the drive.
  7. did you format the hdd? Is your boot sequence dvd drive?
  8. I stand corrected, you format after disk install.
  9. geotek said:
    I wanna say CD or drive. Just because its spinning and the light is flashing doesnt mean everything else is working about it. Rare but maybe check and change the data cable for the drive.


    I already switched them.

    This is making no sense right now..
  10. hugabone said:
    did you format the hdd? Is your boot sequence dvd drive?


    It is CD-Rom.
  11. "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter", is the generic message the computer gives when it cant find a bootable drive.

    The boot order or hard drive order in the bios sounds out of wack. Set the boot order to make the DVD drive first, and the HD second. Some bios have a boot menu key like F8 that will allow you to choose your boot device for that particular startup.

    Other than that I wonder if the windows disc is legit, or a bad copy. Many times when people copy a disc, or DL an image they mess up the boot image so the DVD is not bootable.
  12. Got it to work - used a friends Windows disc instead of mine and it popped. Thanks for ideas.
  13. Sweet!
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