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CD-ROM boot error

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#1 crybllrd


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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:15 PM

I have a new SATA hard drive (empty for the time being) that I am trying to install Windows 7 x64 on.
I also installed a new video card (PCI-e) and an additional 4 gigs of RAM.
When I boot on the new hard drive with the windows cd in the CD-ROM, I get the following:

Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.

I have used this Windows 7 CD last week so there shouldn't be any problems with it.
When I look in BIOS, I can see both my new SATA hard drive and my IDE CD-ROM, CD-ROM has boot priority.

I can put in an old corrupted hard drive running windows 7 and it will boot into windows, then go to Computer, but I don't see the IDE CD-ROM drive.

So, BIOS detects my CD-ROM but the OS doesn't seem to.
Any ideas?

Edited by crybllrd, 24 December 2011 - 08:15 PM.

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#2 jhayz


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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:55 AM

Is old drive also a SATA type? Can you toggle optical drive jumper to cable select? How about checking if the SATA cable is not defective or other ports?
There are also hard drive emulation mode under BIOS settings.


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