Re: Cannot boot Vista installer from DVD drive
And when you reboot the system with the Vista DVD there is no message on the
screen that says:
Press Any Key To Boot From DVD/CD ???????????????????????????
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"andg93" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Ok currently i am running Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit on a custom
> built PC (Info at bottom). The problem is that there was an issues with
> the PC and some OS files were corrupted causing problems with Vista. I
> have tried to load the vista install boot DVD to do a system restore or
> a clean install of vista but for some reason it cannot boot from the dvd
> Now i have tried everything i can think of. I have changed the
> priorities of the boot devices so it boots the DVD drive first however
> it seems to just ignore it. the drive powers up and reads and whatnot
> but it doesnt boot the cd it just loads from the HD.
> When i remove all the boot list items and leave just the DVD drive as
> the boot option i get a screen saying insert boot media/disk and press
> any key to continue. Upon doing that the message just appears again.
> I have checked the hardware. everythings connected properly and
> tightly. I even stripped the system down to only the Mobo, CPU, Video
> Card, HD and dvd drive are in and still nothing.
> I have installed Vista from this cd on another machine and on 2
> different hard drives in this machine in the past. 1 install was about a
> week ago.
> i have even tried using a windows XP boot disk and still it doesnt boot
> from the dvd drive.
> The DVD drive works perfectly with no problems when the OS is running.
> I can read and burn cd/dvd and play music and games on it. Recognizes it
> as a vista install disk as well when the os is running.
> The Bios recognizes all the devices connected to it as well (HD, CPU,
> DVD drive, etc)
> I am just stumped as to what it could be. Any ideas.
> System info incase needed:
> Motherboard: Asus Maximus Special Edition
> CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4
> PSU: 600 Watt Ultra
> HD: Seagate Barricuda 500 GB
> 2n HD (Does the same thing when installed seperate or woth 1st HD.
> Currently not installed): Samsung Spinpoint 500 TGB
> DVD drive: Liteon 20x Super multi dual layer lightscribe burner/reader
> (reads everything but blueray and hd dvd)
> video card: ATI radeon 2600 xt