Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:05 AM
Do you have "boot virus detection" enabled in your bios? If so, disable it and try it again.
Reason I ask that is I have a brand new Windows XP disk and I wanted to make sure it worked so I tried to boot with it, it did not work. I knew I had booted from one of the CD drives once before with a "fix-it" disk so I tried the other CD drive, still did not work. I became afraid it was the Windows disk but was not ready to accept that. I then wondered if it was because of the recent change I made enabling "boot virus detection" so I disabled that and tried it in the first CD drive again, it worked. Unfortunately, it did not make it so I could boot from the second CD drive, and that is the one I wanted to use, but it did let me boot from the first one. I do not know if that is suppose to stop it from booting from the CD drive but it seems to be what stopped it on my system.