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Cannot boot from DVD

By imanother ·
In BIOS, I have selected to Boot from CD, and have enabled Boot From Other Device (the latter after having failed to boot from CD-ROM), and then saved. On restarting, BIOS goes through its check, and then, at the bottom of the list, announces Boot from C (here the cursor just blinks away at me). I tried hitting Enter, and also 'Y', but it just sits awhile, before booting into Windows XP, the installed OS (I want to install Win7 to a separate HDD, which I have partitioned ready to go).

According to the cover of the manual, the mobo is Elite Group, model SiS-6612 Gx, and SIW reports the BIOS as Phoenix Technologies, version 6.00 PG, firmware 101.110, BIOS date 05/31/2005, BIOS size 512 KB, BIOS starting segment E000h, DMI version 2.2.

Characteristics: Supports ISA, PCI, plug-and-play, APM. Upgradable (Flash) BIOS. Allows BIOS shadowing. Supports booting from CD-ROM (NO MENTION OF DVD, which, of course, is what I have in the drive's tray in the form of Win7 OEM). Supports selectable boot. BIOS ROM is socketed. Supports Enhanced Disk Drive specification and other stuff (floppy, etc).

Any help aimed at ending my frustration would be greatly appreciated.

Imanother

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i think you've answered your own question

by PurpleSkys In reply to Cannot boot from DVD

"Supports booting from CD-ROM (NO MENTION OF DVD, which, of course, is what I have in the drive's tray in the form of Win7 OEM)"...you have to have a DVD drive in order to boot to the DVD not a CD drive...DVD's are a totally different format...have you run a compatibility test on that machine to see if it's compatible for running Win7?

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