New Build: Windows 7 won't boot Tags: New Build Boot CD-Rom Systems Last response: January 28, 2013 2:30 PM in Systems Share Prkchpsndwiches January 28, 2013 12:24:02 PM Silverstone slim slot loading CD/DVD drive AsRock Z77 Pro4-M motherboard OEM Windows 7 Bios is set to boot from cd/DVD first. Since it wouldn't boot I hooked my ssd to my old computer and it worked. When I put ssd in new computer it says there are hardware incompatibilities and tried to repair itself, unsuccessfully. My old cd drives are all IDE. My new mb only accepts Sata. Are there incomp issues with my mb and Silverstone drive? If I buy another cd drive, should it work? The mb has 8 Sata inputs. Is there a specific one that the drive needs to hook up too? The mb manual does not specify. Thanks in advance! More about : build windows boot mikerockett January 28, 2013 12:29:56 PM I don't think there will be any incompatibility with your MB and drive. have you set the SSD to AHCI mode? m 0 l Prkchpsndwiches January 28, 2013 1:08:04 PM Yes, SSD is in AHCi in BIOS. Not sure what else to do. m 0 l Related resources Windows 7 wont boot from CD on new computer build - Forum New Build- Windows 7 won't boot after installing video drivers- HELP! - Forum New Build won't boot Windows 7 or 8.1 from USB - Forum Windows 7 won't boot from CD on new build - Forum Windows 7 won't boot on new build, BSODs mid logo - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mikerockett January 28, 2013 1:12:11 PM Do you have another HDD you can try and see if your getting the same error? That may narrow down whether its the disk drive or HDD. Could also try a bootable ubuntu CD or similar to test the drive. When you say it won't boot. How exactly? Please describe the sequence of events. m 0 l adity8522 January 28, 2013 1:15:08 PM Please Briefly Describe, What problem is occurring and when it is Occurring ??? m 0 l zdbc13 January 28, 2013 2:30:26 PM Make sure your motherboard bios and the ssd firmware are the latest versions. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWindows 7 won't boot from my old hard drive on my new PC. Forum SolvedNew Build Won't Boot Past Logo (Win 7x64) Forum SolvedNew CPU, but Windows 7 won't boot Forum SolvedNew build won't finish POST or boot Windows. Forum Windows 7 won't boot [New Hardware] Forum Reinstalling windows 7 on a new ssd, wont boot when i plug my old storage HDDs in Forum Installed new motherboard and windows 7 wont boot Forum SolvedWindows 7's Refusal to Boot On a New Build Forum SolvedWindows 7 wont boot after installation of new RAM Forum SolvedAsus M5A97 le R2.0 will not boot windows 7 from USB in brand new build Forum SolvedInstalled new hard drive, Windows 7 won\'t boot on Laptop Forum SolvedMy Windows 7 won't install on my new build Forum SolvedNew DX79SI / i7 3930K build won't boot! Forum Hey.. I having trouble with my new. Windows 7 wont boot Forum SolvedNew build won't take 64 bit Windows 7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !