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Mobo won't boot DVD

By disciple
Jul 9, 2007
  1. I have just installed a Foxconn P4M8907MA-KRS2H mATX motherboard and now my dvd roms won't boot into the XP disc to do a reinstall. I have gone into the bios and set the first boot to CD rom and also have enabled "OTHER" but i am having no joy. Can anyone help please?
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    ensure your DIP switches are set correctly on the DVD drive and the cable is correctly installed.
     
  3. disciple

    disciple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    DVD drive was working perfectly before and works normally for playing games; just won't boot my XP disc at startup.
     
  4. Rilla927

    Rilla927 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    What are DIP switches? I have never heard of this term before.
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Tedster means the Master/Slave switches - they are DIP switches.

    Is the dvd connected to the secondary IDE? Is it on the middle connector?
     
  6. Rilla927

    Rilla927 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    Oh okay, now that term I do know.

    Learn something new everyday, thanks.
     
  7. nasiramin

    nasiramin TS Rookie

    Testing

    just testing how it works.
     
  8. nasiramin

    nasiramin TS Rookie

    its quick and amazing...
     
  9. disciple

    disciple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Yes the first is used for the hard drives
     
  10. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  11. disciple

    disciple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Thank you for your help; but i managed to sort things out.
    In the bios my keyboard worked perfectly, so i did not suspect that could be the problem, but it was. In the bios was a section that stopped usb devices being used in dos; i changed it so that usb could be used in dos and bingo! It worked first time.

    Thanks again for your help.:grinthumb
     
  12. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Sounds funny that your original post was about your cd and your solution was a bios fix for your keyboard!!!

    However,............... :)
     
  13. disciple

    disciple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I'll explain.
    Everytime i was trying to boot onto the XP disc, i was tapping the keyboard as asked but nothing was happening apart from continuing into XP(the old motherboard/ cpu install). Due to the keyboard working in the bios, i put it down to the dvdrom not wanting to boot the disc. This idea was furthered by Foxconn themselves saying that i had not set up the bios to read the DVDROM correctly, even though i could not find where i was going wrong. After no resolving of the problem, i came to Techspot to see if anyone had any ideas. It wasn't until i looked in every nook and cranny in the bios, as i was running out of ideas; that i found that the usb devices had been turned off in dos (something i'd never seen before) so i turned it to on and the rest is history so to speak.
     
  14. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    When you said 'DVD drive was working perfectly before and works normally for playing games; just won't boot my XP disc at startup." I thought, as maybe others did, that you had already installed the OS and played games and were now RE-installing (for whatever reason).

    This is why good description is important.

    Anyway, glad you have ot sorted out.

    :)
     
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