Can't boot from CD

By Immaterial
Dec 16, 2006
  1. Ok, so I decided to reformat my system, it's been giving me some problems (Randomly freezing / restarting). Well, I popped in the good ol' XP cd, but it won't give me the option to boot. It says "Verifying DMI files" (Or something like that) where it usually did, right before it gave me the "Boot from CD:" option. ...Only now there's no boot from CD option. Also, just before that, it's started giving me this:

    IDE Scan:
    Drive 0: Not detected
    Drive 1: Not detected
    Drive 2: Not detected
    Drive 3: Not detected

    I've reinstalled my Motherboard drivers, and my chipset drivers. I am using a GigaByte GA-K8NNXP motherboard, chipset is nVidia nForce 3. And, this is a recent development: This whole thing worked fine at one point, a few weeks ago. Any help on what I can do?

    System Specs:
    Motherboard as above
    1 gig of RAM
    ATI x700 pro video card, 256 mb
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Is it set in the BIOS to boot from CD, preferable as first boot device for the purposes of reformatting? You can change it later.
  3. Immaterial

    Immaterial TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Awesome, that seemed to have done the trick. Thanks a bunch!
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