Re: new computer cannot read vista disc
> I just bought the components for a new computer
Please fill us in on those "components for a new computer". What
motherboard, chipset, CPU - and BIOS? And, of course, which DVD drive?
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
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"egage1979" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi guys,
> I have a strange problem and I cannot find the same issue anywhere on
> the net.
> I just bought the components for a new computer and along with it a OEM
> copy of Visa Home premium 64bit.
> When I put everything together i booted the computer and it asked me to
> boot from cd/dvd obviously as I had no OS installed. I installed my
> brand new Vista disc and nothing happened and then said it had failed to
> boot from the disc.
> After a few attempts I thought i would try with my XP dvd and I had no
> problems at all. I figured I would roll with the install on XP and then
> try the Vista disc as an upgrade. My computer will not detect the Vista
> disc in the machine. I cannot explore the disc, run it etc.
> My obvious though would be that it was a bad disc yet it runs fine on
> my laptop (which already has a version of vista installed on it) I then
> proceeded to install a different DVD writer / reader and there is
> exactly the same problem.
> Anyone have any idea what might be causing this and if there is
> anything I can do, to not be able to even read the contents of the disc
> is just weird!
> Incidentally I can view and run other CD's and DVD's that I have tried
> this seems very specific to the vista DVD