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Windows 7: Computer won't boot from disc drive


18 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Computer won't boot from disc drive

hello

I am trying to run memtest on a new build and for some reason, the machine will not boot from the disc drive. I'm positive that it CAN boot from the disc drive because I just installed windows 7x64 on it last night. I have already configured the BIOS to boot from CDROM as it's first choice and selected to boot from CDROM thru the boot menu. I am 100% positive that this memtest disc is good because I just successfully ran it on my main machine with no problems. What do I do? Thanks for your help in advance!

-RW

ps. to power the disc drive I am using a 4-pin molex to SATA adapter since my PSU only has 2 SATA pwr connectors and they are being used to power my 2 HDD's. I don't know if this has to do with it...could it be a bad adapter not powering the drive at initial startup? Bear in mind that the drive works fine once I'm in the OS.


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18 Mar 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you were able to boot from a DVD recently, its probably the DVD. Try again.

Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums
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18 Mar 2011   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you download the .iso file of Memtest86 to burn a bootable CD ?

Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic
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18 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you were able to boot from a DVD recently, its probably the DVD. Try again.

Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums
I have tried a different disc and nothing is working. I'm sure the disc is good because it boots and runs like a champ on my other PC.
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18 Mar 2011   #5

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Run windows Memory Diagnostic from Windows when you start the machine and you are in windows, it will give to the choice to restart, and it will do it "Run" the next time you start your machine,I think you will have to go back into your Bios and tell it to boot from your harddrive first by the sounds of what your saying.
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18 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

well I wasn't able to figure out what the issue was, but in the meantime I ran Memtest from an bootable usb drive with no problem. I'm still very curious as to why it would not run from the disc drive on this new build, but it will on my other machine....oh well.
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