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Difficulty In Loading Fresh Copy Of Windows Mc


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#1 tsand

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 03:44 PM

Ok,

Building a new computer. I have a Abit micro ATX board that allows 2 SATA drives and 1 IDE drive.

I have a Asus DVD player (IDE) as Master Drive zero, An Asus (Sata) dvd BURNER as Drive 2 and a SATA Hard drive which is Drive 3.

I turn on the new computer and hit Delete to see the bios controls. I switch the boot order to CDROM, CDROM and HD.

I then save and exit and then cltr Alt Del and the POST starts. I then hit F11 which brings up another boot order dialog and say that CDROM should boot.

I then hit the reset button on the computer and see the POST. The post runs and the I get the BOOT FROM CD prompt, I hit enter.

What I expect is the Windows to start loading. What I get is this message:
Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk and Press enter.

I checked the Windows install disk on another computer, it works fine. I am thknk that the drive is working, it lights and spins

I have built about 10 computers in the last couple years, yet I seem to missing something.

Can anyone assist me?

Thanks

Edited by tsand, 13 September 2007 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:26 PM

The post runs and the I get the BOOT FROM CD prompt, I hit enter.

Then, it seems to me, you are telling the computer to boot from the CD and not the HDD.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:36 PM

The first BIOS setting tells the computer how to normally try to boot up - try for a bootable CD first; if no bootable CD then try to boot from the HDD.

By pressing F11 you are telling the BIOS to try to boot from a CD, this time only. If this fails you get that error message.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:16 PM

The post runs and the I get the BOOT FROM CD prompt, I hit enter.

Then, it seems to me, you are telling the computer to boot from the CD and not the HDD.

Well, the system can't boot from the HDD as I am trying to load a windows MC. (The windows install hasn't happened yet.)

I need the cd drive to recognize the system disk (the windows install disk) so the install will begin.

Edited by tsand, 13 September 2007 - 06:21 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:50 AM

I suspect that the system is trying to boot from the IDE DVD (dunno about your BIOS's support for booting from SATA). I'd suggest disconnecting the SATA drives (both the hard drive and the DVD writer) and seeing if you can boot from the IDE drive. If so, then reconnect the hard drive to install Windows (don't forget to load the SATA drivers at the F6 prompt (at the bottom of the screen) when prompted).

Then, shutdown, rehook the SATA DVD writer, and reboot to have Windows recognize it.
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