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'Cannot boot from my optical drive'


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 05:11 AM

I was trying toi boot from a Linux OS ISO file 

 

Here are two shots of the BIOS. The 2nd shot is the first to appear from which I chose First Boot Device (CD Rom). The 1st shot the CD is selected. Booting from these selections just boots normally from the HDD to Win 7. In the 1st shot I also tried selecting the USB-CDROM

 

Is there anything wrong here?

 

 

 

 

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 05:38 AM

Maybe there is a problem with CD you've created. Or with CDRom itself.


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:15 AM

Thanks for responding.

 

I have tried these other CDs,  proper Linux ISOs - Debian and Low Resource Distro Special and home made  Win 10 ISO.  I have previously used this drive to restore the computer using Macrium image ISO and booting from it was without issues.

 

Windows says the CD Rom is working properly  and needs no driver update. It plays CD/DVDs OK. It must be a boot problem. This has stymied me.



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:23 AM

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:39 AM

Just to be sure: Is that CDRom listed in Boot Menu (probably F12 in the POST screen)?


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Vista Ultimate SP2 32bit, installed 2008, Samsung HD502HJ (500GB, SATA)

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit, installed 2016, Samsung 850 EVO (120GB, SSD)

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit, installed 2018, Intel 320 (120GB, SSD)


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:49 AM

Just to be sure: Is that CDRom listed in Boot Menu (probably F12 in the POST screen)?

Not sure what you mean by this.

 

To me it is strange that the HDD is listed as 3rd boot device which I certainly don't remember from past successful booting.



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:52 AM

Since other CD/DVD's seem to be working, how did you go about burning the ISO file? An ISO image is the spiral pattern of ones and zeros so it must be burned using an ISO burning tool.
I use CDBurnerXP: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/cdburnerxp_portable.html
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Posted 27 April 2016 - 11:36 AM

I burned those two ISOs on my newer PC using the Windows burning tool both of which were checked for errors. Previously on other jobs I have used Imgburn and  CDBurnerXP when I had XP.



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 12:58 PM

 

Just to be sure: Is that CDRom listed in Boot Menu (probably F12 in the POST screen)?

Not sure what you mean by this.

 

To me it is strange that the HDD is listed as 3rd boot device which I certainly don't remember from past successful booting.

 

You don't always need to change the boot order in BIOS to boot from a different device (CDRom, USB Flash etc.). You also have the possibility to enter a boot menu using F12 key -or like this- at the very startup to select the boot device you wish. Sometimes, say an USB flash drive, can work well while you're in Windows. But you cannot select it as boot device in Boot Menu because it's not listed / detected. I don't know why exactly, but it happens. I have two 16GB Kingston USB flash drives. I can use only one of them as Multiboot Drive.

I burned those two ISOs on my newer PC using the Windows burning tool both of which were checked for errors. Previously on other jobs I have used Imgburn and  CDBurnerXP when I had XP.

If you are sure, that two ISO CD's are burned correctly as an image, there couldn't be a problem with these CD's. I don't know if you was able to use these successfully, on your newer PC as bootable media. If not yet, it could be an UEFI / Legacy Boot problem. I don't have any experiences with UEFI thing. But you can read the following topics I've just found:

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19605131

http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-2809308/boot-usb-windows.html

 

(Sorry, if my english is poor.)


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Vista Ultimate SP2 32bit, installed 2008, Samsung HD502HJ (500GB, SATA)

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit, installed 2016, Samsung 850 EVO (120GB, SSD)

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 02:28 PM

CDBurnerXP is badly named as it works on Windows 10 and does BlueRay discs.  I think you copied the ISO to the DVD and the PC knows it isn't bootable.

Its not a UEFI or legacy boot thing; the PC is much older than that.


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