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Windows 7: Getting "CD Rom Boot Priority No Medium" error, but still able to boot

06 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Getting "CD Rom Boot Priority No Medium" error, but still able to boot


I'm a new poster in this forum. I just got a boot error today that I haven't been able to resolve by myself, so I thought I should get some help.

I'm currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. I have two hard drives in this PC. One is an Intel SSD (on which my Windows 7 is installed and is the active partition), and a 1TB hard drive. This computer has been up and running for 1 1/2 years now without any issue.

Yesterday I updated Norton and ran its Registry Cleaner and might have started this problem.

So the problem is when I boot my computer, every thing is normal until before the Windows 7 logo screen. Prior to today, it just goes there without any issue. But today, I received an error: "CD ROM Boot Priority Error - No medium". I have an Asus motherboard, and it has the F8 option to select boot device. So I reboot my computer, hit F8 and select my SSD, and Windows 7 is able to boot correctly and without any issue. Then I check my BIOS to make sure the boot order is correct and it's set to
3-CD Rom

But everytime it would display me that error. Yes, I have a workaround by pressing F8 during POST and I'm able to boot to Windows 7. But I'd like to get rid of this error. I ran the Intel diagnostic software on my SSD and the drive is okay and healthy according to it.

Any idea on this one? I appreciate the help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Probably the easiest way is a system restore to a point in time before you updated Norton.

If that solves the problem you can always update Norton again, but this time don't use the registry cleaner.

Windows 7 does a pretty good job of taking care of business and personally, I think using a registry cleaner is unnecessary and can cause more problems than it solves.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I had disabled System Restore in the past, so I don't have any back up point to restore to.

Is there something that I can do beside re-installing Windows 7 to fix this issue?

Thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit

you may go to bios setting and make sure the boot order is as you wish, be sure to save and exit
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Yup, I did this already. The order is correct on the BIOS screen, however that error message keeps showing up prior to the Windows screen. Thankfully, I can press F8 during the boot process to force my PC to select my SSD drive. Whenever I do this, my computer just boots as normal. But I didn't have to do this prior today.

Not a big deal I suppose if I have to hit F8 every time I boot from now on, but this error message just puzzles me. After researching and looking into it for almost the whole day, I figure maybe someone else might have ran into this in the past and can share on how they fix it.

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 Getting "CD Rom Boot Priority No Medium" error, but still able to boot

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