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Vista install DVD won't boot

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I am trying to install vista on a separate HDD. I burned the vista iso to dvd and it won't boot from the dvd. I have the cd/dvd drive set to boot 1st. When it tries to boot it says "Cannot load DOS Any key to retry" If I stick the vista iso dvd in my primary computer I am able to open the vista setup in windows, so I know I burned the iso correctly, but I don't want to install vista on the same drive as my primary system. Do you need to install the vista iso as a bootable dvd? or just a plain data dvd? I tried both and neither worked.
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As iso is neither a data or bootable dvd, it is an image....you are recreating the disk, not burning a file to a disk, so I am not sure you burned it correctly.

That said, read this and see if that will work for you:

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