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No longer boot from optical drive.

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I tried various bootable CD/DVDs which used to work on this optical drive but they are no longer able to boot.

The problem symptom is that 1) CD is completely ignored and OS boots from a HDD, 2) booting process begins but it stalls. There is one kind of bootable CD which still boots which is DOS CD. I switched the optical drive to a new one, but the problem symptom is the same.

Could it be that something happened with the motherboard? Any suggestion is appreciated.

Edit: I found the cause of the problem: I recently added one 1GB RAM stick on top of two 1GB sticks. The one added was removed then the problem gone. I do not know why, because everything else looked normal.

Edited by churin, 01 March 2009 - 12:02 PM.

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