Unable to boot from working bootable dvd

Hewlett-packard / Ze4900
December 12, 2010 at 23:59:18
Specs: Win XP, New Build
We have working bootable dvd disc(s) that were created on recent hardware (2008-2010). This same media will not work/run in an older machine running the following:

Main Board: Tyan Tiger MP(X)
Optical device: Liteon - LTD163D
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BIOS config:
First Boot device: CD-ROM
Second boot device: Primary Master HDD

there are other dvd devices we have tried in this same machine that refuse to boot using known working bootable dvd media. Example contents of two (2) such discs are originals from MicroSoft: Windows-XP and Win-7; they just will not boot on this machine.

In addition, on the same machine with an already installed windows-XP, when we login to the OS > insert the bootable dvd media that refuses to boot on this same machine, thereafter click on the DVD drive to view the contents = doesn't happen. The mouse blinks with an hours glass, but never opens an explorer window to reveal the contents of the bootable dvd media.

Finally, when we insert a dvd movie disc, no problems.


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#1
December 13, 2010 at 13:15:29
Older means it may have never supported DVD's. May only support the dvd as the first in the ide chain.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
December 13, 2010 at 13:41:56
I'm sorry, How does your post help this situation? I am not understanding your point,Please further explain.

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#3
December 13, 2010 at 17:35:03
OK.

Did it ever boot to a DVD?

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#4
December 13, 2010 at 17:41:34
Yes, I installed windows XP from the DVD :-)

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#5
December 14, 2010 at 12:35:46
I have never seen an XP dvd. I have seen XP cd's and it may be possible to make a DVD that would load XP.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#6
December 14, 2010 at 14:35:20
You were correct.. This initial install was done with a cd of which we made an .iso that was later burned to DVD. It had been so long ago I had forgotten and misplaced the original cd, only having the DVD at hand and assumed this (DVD) was what we initially used.

Sorry to jerk your chain on this issue and, thank you for your patient reply. We have corrected , shall we say, our oversite, and burned another cd, all is well.

PS perhaps you can explain why the BIOS allows for booting only from a cd and not a DVD. I would like to read an article on this.


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