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New System Wont Boot From Cd. Can't Install Windows

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Sam Denst

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So I just built my new system with the following parts and am trying now to install Windows, but it keeps giving me this error message:
"Marvell adapter initializing bios version ..xyz...
Adapter 1
No hard disk is detected"
and then after that it says...
"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
My components are:
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601950
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM (system drive)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM (X2)
LG Black Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model GGC-H20L
EVGA 017-P3-1294-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit
I only have my CDrom drive and 1 HD connected via SATA cables at the moment. Then I went into BIOS and set the boot priority to go CDROM, then HDD.
And it still gives me this error message.
On the Main Page of BIOS it lists SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3 etc all the way to SATA 6. And under SATA 1 it show the HDD and Under SATA 2 it shows the CDROM drive. So I know it sees them.
Also under "storage configuration" there is a section called "Configure SATA as" and the options are: IDE, RAID, and AHCI. It's currenly on IDE.
What could be the problem? Thanks for anyone who can help.
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My i7 build gave an option to boot from "CDROM" AND "exact name of drive". CDROM wouldn't work for me at first either. Go back into the BIOS and keep hitting the appropriate key to change the boot order to, i.e. LG DVD Burner, and NOT CDROM.

I hope that makes sense. If that doesn't work, then I do not know what the problem is.

Good Luck :)
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I already went into BIOS and set the boot priority to go CDROM, then HDD. The only options are HDD. CDROM and disabled.
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