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New Build ...Can't Boot....Help!


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vikinghwh

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Just finished my new build...

1 Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB
L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
2 Graphic Card : XFX GX285NZDFF GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI
Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
3. Mother Board: ASUS P6T Delux LGA 1366 Intel X58
ATX Intel Motherboard
4.Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
5. Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
6.Case: Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel
ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
(7. Power Supply-CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91
SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
8. Intle i7 Cooler - ASUS Triton 81 92mm EBR CPU Cooler
9. LITE-ON Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe


BUild went well....everything fit....but when I try to access DVD drive I get the followint message
"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

I can go no further.....tried using Vista Ultimate SP1 and Windows XP....neither would boot!

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated
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PedroDaGR8

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Are you using legitimate Vista DVDs and XP CDs or ones burnt from ISOs?

Edited by PedroDaGR8, 29 January 2009 - 10:42 AM.

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vikinghwh

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The XP is a legimate image but it is burned to a CD-R
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Where did you get the iso from?

What about Vista, is it an image file as well?

Did you burn the ISO properly? Meaning did you burn it as an image. Not just as a file.


If you aren't sure, what program did you use to burn it?

My favorite free program for burning image files is ImgBurn (look in my sig). It is designed for burning images properly. You just select Write Image File to Disc then open iso file in the next screen and burn it. Done.

Edited by PedroDaGR8, 29 January 2009 - 11:10 AM.

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i'm pretty sure the image is good and burned properly....have not had problems with that in the past....I either used DVDDecrypter or IMGBURN to burn the ISO.

here is more info....The hard drive is SATA and the DVD-ROM is IDE. The DVD-ROM is set to master, and the IDE cable is plugged as recommended. The BIOS recognizes both devices properly. Boot priority is set to DVD-ROM then SATA Hard Drive.
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You didn't answer my question about where the ISOs are from. This can have a bearing on the situation.


Have you tried unplugging and replugging the cables? You may try setting the jumper to CS (Cable Select).
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Could be the cd's as stated above or could be bios settings / Dvd rom drive problems.

If you have an older cd/dvd rom try hooking that device up to the new pc and see if same problem exists.
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They are isos burned to CDs or DVDs. The XP one boots properly on other systems...haven't tried Vista yet.

I tried unplugging and replugging the cables and also tried cable select

Do you think there could be a conflict with the Liteon DVD player (ide) and the Asus motherboard (SATA and ide) IT is an old Liteon dvd player
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Downloaded the latest firmware updates for the ASUS Motherboard and Bios.... VOILA!!!! Everythihg works....This one had me stumped!! Guess some of these Motherboards sit on the shelf thru a number of software updates. Should have done that step first...

Thanks for all the help and recommendations.......much appreciated!!
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