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To find out more and change your cookie settings, please view our cookie policy. I changed the BIOS settings so that it would boot from CD before the drive (at IDE-0), but the computer just continued to load windows. I'm at work and don't have many details of the machine, but does anyone have any tips on getting this to work? The DVD drive is set to first in boot order, the disc is in the drive when the computer is booting, and it never comes up with the "press any key http://controlpanelsource.com/vista-won-t/vista-won-t-boot-with-tv-tuner-in-slot.html

The motherboard is an Asus A8N-SLI Premium with BIOS revision 1303. format and install __________________ Rich 02-12-2009, 09:13 PM #9 Figgis Fiddis Registered Member Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 55 OS: Windows XP SP3 Quote: Originally Posted by Nexxtech it will only boot from a drive that is set as master so you may have to swap the cable around so that the DVD drive is the Master __________________ Rich The (USB) keyboard will usually detect you pressing del to enter the BIOS where you can set 'enable USB keyboard' (I can't remember the exact setting name, it's fairly obvious though).Might http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-vista-wont-boot-from-cd-345450.html

I don't see any way to format this damned thing. Just to pass on some MS KBs re: XP --> Vista upgrades. You can access this by editing your BIOS boot priority or tapping F10 during the BIOS splash screen. I recently acquired a Vista Ultimate 64-bit disk Page 1 of 2 1 2 > Thread Tools Search this Thread 02-11-2009, 04:19 PM #1 Figgis Fiddis Registered Member

tinytimirlJan 2, 2009, 12:11 AM Thanks but I have already done all that. An original version of Vista is required for a successful clean reboot installation. Is the CDROM on the second IDE interface?If so it is possible the BIOS won't boot from it. Also, the BIOS revision I had then was 1009.

EDIT: What I was trying to do before was install Vista Ult. Ask a new question Read More Homebuilt DVD Windows Vista Systems Related Resources DVD drive won't recognize discs CD/DVD Drive won't recognize new discs, but plays old ones... BluRay Drive wont recognize Blu Ray Disc, yet external blu Ray in USB enclosure works... Upgrading from an x64-based version of Windows XP to Windows Vista is not supported.

The DVD/CD rom is a NEC ND-3540A. I beleive im running a 32-bit processor(Windows XP). Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. My computer refuses to boot from the XP or Vista install disks.

I just built a new computer and installed XP Professional on it. http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/165283-Won-t-boot-from-CD-DVD solved Format WD1002FAEX OO7BAO Need a boot disk (CD) to format this hard drivee for first time use. Tell us more about how it "cannot boot up", what's the problem? Ask !

Well I went through all the effort to create a bootable flash drive before realizing that the mobo doesn't appear to have a usb booting option. http://controlpanelsource.com/vista-won-t/vista-won-t-allow-me-to-run-pvremoteviewx-cab.html perhaps 20-30 seconds. sure does... All rights reserved.

By viewing our content, you are accepting the use of cookies. The drive light did come on but it didn't spin up to speed. In my case, I serviced the drive/cleaned out its reading head etc. http://controlpanelsource.com/vista-won-t/vista-won-t-boot-after-installing-pci-card.html but no use.

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What exactly happens when you try to boot from the DVD? Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 02-11-2009, 06:03 PM #2 joeten Microsoft-Team Manager Hardware - Team Manager Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Glasgow Scotland Posts: 63,909 OS: hopefully by then i will have some answers. Good luck. 02-13-2009, 08:24 AM #11 Old Rich AdministratorMicrosoft MVPTeam Manager - Networking - Microsoft Support - Hardware Join Date: May 2007 Location: Houston, Texas Posts: 53,787

I had it set up to dual boot between vista 64 and XP 32 and this worked fine for quite a while. Subsequent enters cause the message to pop back up after a few seconds.This completely boggles my mind because the DVD drive is the exact same one I used when I first and messing it all up. http://controlpanelsource.com/vista-won-t/vista-won-t-boot-blinking-cursor-after-splash-screen.html You could also try getting the disks from Gateway.  The following is a link that will refer you to the place where you can ask: http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/Medialess/FAQ/SUPPAGE01su44.shtml As long as you can

All Rights Reserved. About a month later, it finally showed up. im going to try another dvd drive and see if this helps. What exactly happens when you try to boot from the DVD?

To perform a clean installation of Windows Vista by starting the computer from the Windows Vista DVD, follow these steps:Start the computer.Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and An original version of Vista is required for a successful clean reboot installation. 02-12-2009, 06:38 PM #8 Old Rich AdministratorMicrosoft MVPTeam Manager - Networking - Microsoft Support - Hardware It's set to master on a channel. everyone keeps giving the simplest solution and its not the correct one.

Ask a new question Read More Windows 7 CD-Rom Boot Windows Vista Related Resources solved CD drive won't detect my Windows 7 restore disk solved Old Packard Bell Legend Synera. Your cache administrator is webmaster. CD drive making a clicking noise and no dispay on monitor.