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Windows 7: Computer reacts toward a normal DVD as a bootable DVD

13 Jul 2014   #1
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Computer reacts toward a normal DVD as a bootable DVD

Hello all,

I have a PC running XP with the following specs. When I put some DVD which contains some apps and multimedia files, and restart the machine, in the boot screen (when the name of the motherboard and other hardware are coming up - the black first screen) it reacts toward that DVD like a bootable DVD and writes "Boot from CD/DVD" and will be frozen. That is, in this case, neither it goes to XP OS nor any other keys (like, Enter, ctrl+alt+del, and so on) work.
I don't know what is the problem with the machine and that DVD.
Is there any idea how to fix this problem please?

Pentium 4 CPU 3 GHz
1 GB RAM
RADEON 9250


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13 Jul 2014   #2
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

Try going into your BIOS and making sure that the DVD drive is not set to the primary boot-up device. The DVD drive only really needs to be the primary boot device when you're installing Windows. Other than that you should set the hard drive to be first boot priority and DVD drive as second.
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13 Jul 2014   #3
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

OK but why the boot is sensitive with this DVD? What do you think please?
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13 Jul 2014   #4
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

Are there boot files on there? Perhaps it was previously used to install Windows?
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13 Jul 2014   #5
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I'm not sure.
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13 Jul 2014   #6
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

Does it do it on other computers?
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13 Jul 2014   #7
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

NO.
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13 Jul 2014   #8
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

If it's not a bootable DVD, why are you starting the pc with the disk in ?

an old joke -

patient - 'Doctor, it hurts when I lift my arm like this'
doctor - 'well don't do it'

ie take the disk out before booting
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14 Jul 2014   #9
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

hhhhhh, thanks about the joke. Yes, I know if I don't lift my hand like this that screen will not be frozen! But I like to know the reason. That's all.
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14 Jul 2014   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If the DVD reader is first in the boot list the BIOS may attempt to boot from it by looking for a special boot sector and not find it (El Torito). Instead of recovering gracefully the BIOS may hang.
The solutions have been given. Change the boot order or remove the offending DVD before booting.
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