Solved computer won't boot from CD

May 30, 2011 at 09:03:12
Specs: Windows 7
I built a computer, but when I tried to load the OS it tells mes to insert boot media in the seleted boot device an press enter. I have set up cd/dvd to be my first boot, but it is not working. The cd is OK, I put it in my laptop and try to install the OS inmediately. What could be wrong? Any help is appreciated.
Thank you.

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May 30, 2011 at 10:42:02
If the bios recognize the optical drive then u didn't set the boot order correct or bad cd/dvd drive or non bootable disc.

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#1
May 30, 2011 at 09:23:05
Not enough information.

What version of Windows?

What type of CD/DVD do you have? Restore disks or full version?


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#2
May 30, 2011 at 09:51:48
I tried windows 7 (full version) and ubuntu ( I downloaded ubuntu and burn it on a cd)
both are bootable (I tried them on my laptop)
the cd/dvd +-RW +-R is pacific digital 16x
the motherboard is G31 M7

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#3
May 30, 2011 at 09:54:34
Did you watch the screens for a message to hit any key to boot from the CD? Tap the space bar at that point.

If you are not seeing that message and you know the CDs are bootable then you don't have the CD drive connected right or the boot order is set wrong.


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#4
May 30, 2011 at 09:57:56
did u try going to the motherboard bios and changing the boot order to start with a cd\dvd rom

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#5
May 30, 2011 at 10:01:24
Toxict51 The OP mentioned the boot order was set to CD before hard drive and in #3 above I mentioned it again as a possible cause. Do you read the threads?

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#6
May 30, 2011 at 10:16:33
No I do not see a message telling me is booting from cd. I checked the cable and even use a different one that I have around, but the problem persist. Is it possible to boot from usb? Maybe I can transfer the data to a usb drive?

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#7
May 30, 2011 at 10:36:14
The BIOS does recognize the cd drive. Does it still exist the possibility of the cable not be connected properly?

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#8
May 30, 2011 at 10:38:08
First u have to make sure the optical drive is recognized by your system(enter BIOS and look for ide configuration or similar) and also check if both channels are enabled, if it's sata check if sata is enabled.

When u insert the bootable disc in your laptop do u see press any key to boot massage?

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#9
May 30, 2011 at 10:42:02
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If the bios recognize the optical drive then u didn't set the boot order correct or bad cd/dvd drive or non bootable disc.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#10
May 30, 2011 at 11:06:45
BIOS does recognize the cd drive, cd is bootable I guess it must be a bad cd/dvd drive.
I will get a new one and let you know.
Thanks

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#11
May 30, 2011 at 11:46:24
If the drive is SATA be sure the data cable is not tightly folded.

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#12
May 30, 2011 at 17:19:18
It works! All it needed was a SATA cd/dvd
Thanks : )

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