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#1 malfun9

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 01:44 AM

Hi I cannot boot from dvd

 

I have pressed del gone into bios & made cdrom my first boot device

 

Put in my w7 original dvd but it goes into w7 desktop

 

I have also pressed F12 boot menu without going into bios

 

Selected cdrom as my first boot device pressed enter

 

Same thing goes to w7 desktop

 

I have tested for malware & virus found none

 

please help

 

 

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

 

Processor: AMD Phenom™ II X4 840 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3

 

Processor Count: 4

 

RAM: 1788 Mb

 

Graphics Card: AMD 760G, 256 Mb

 

Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 423290 MB;

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA78LMT-S2

 



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#2 anorkneemerse

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:02 AM

@ malfun9

 

Maybe, something is wrong with the DVD disk or DVD-drive.

....... If the DVD is warped, try unbending it by flexing the DVD disk, in order to make it really flat. Trouble-shoot by trying to boot with a Live Linux DVD and/or play a DVD movie with VLC or WMP.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:32 AM

Did you get the Prompt after booting - Press Any Key to Boot From CDROM ?



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:37 AM

Does your system see it (or any other dvd/cd) from within Windows? If not, replace the drive. If it does, try the disk in a different system to insure it is good.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:27 PM

hi I do not get the press any key to boot prompt

yes my system sees it within windows & plays all  dvds ok I don't have access to another computer

but I will try to find one

I can play dvd movies with vlc & windows media player ok



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:13 AM

@ malfun9

 

Since, the DVD-drive can play DVD movies, that means the DVD-drive is OK. So, now it boils down to the Win 7 Install DVD-disk or BIOS setup as the probable problem.

....... Did you try booting from a Live Linux DVD or another Windows Install/Recovery DVD.?



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:28 AM

If you are certain the cd is your first boot device, the problem seems to be with the disc itself. Try it in a different computer.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:44 AM

On a different PC Copy the contents of the dvd to a new folder so you can re-burn on to a new disc. I would also copy to a usb as well.

 

Look up how to burn a bootable dvd and how to make a bootable usb.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:37 AM

Hi I made a system repair disc dvd-r a while ago that does not boot either I have never tested my boot from disc until now

 

Maybe something is disabled in bios or

 

could it be something I have done in msconfig boot



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:04 AM

Check the dvd in another computer. If that system sees the disc and if your system sees and plays discs from within Windows, then double check to make sure the cd drive is the first device in your bios boot order. Also, I'd suggest you try a bootable retail disc instead of a home made disc just as a double-check.


Edited by Allan, 18 March 2017 - 10:00 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:22 PM

@ malfun9

 

Likely, the boot problem is because you are using the older IDE/PATA interface DVD-drive while your Gigabyte M/B is using the more modern SATA/AHCI interface for the hard-drive.

....... If this is the case, you need to get the newer SATA DVD-drive. Or skip the IDE DVD-drive and create a new Win 7 Install USB 2.0 flash-drive via this link...

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool


Edited by anorkneemerse, 18 March 2017 - 11:22 PM.


#12 malfun9

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:33 AM

Hi I tried it on another computer both dvds booted ok
I havn’t tried usb I want to get dvd boot working 1st
the dvd drive & windows seven installation disk was supplied with the desk top computer
cheers

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:25 AM

Tapping F12 at boot will bring up your boot menu. Select your DVD drive. Does the DVD boot using the boot menu?



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:03 AM

hi guys thx for your help I took my computer to a computer shop
they did something to the bios now I am ok
cheers




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