DFI lan party BOOT PROBLEM !!!HELP me please

By captainplanet ยท 4 replies
Dec 5, 2006
  1. >(DFI Lan Party nf4 Ultra-D)
    >Phillips CDR/W
    >Hard disc (once a Lacie external drive)
    the PC starts up but then I get an error messages :

    ''Boot disc failure'' & '' Media Test Failure ''

    It seems as though I can't boot from the cd (maybe because it is a copied version/but it still works on friends comuters)???

    Why won't my M.B detect the CD/DVD drive ?!!? , (Bios is set to boot 1st from the CD/DVD drive)

    what can I do to make it boot from the CD ?? Or install windows another way..
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Is it an ata or a sata hard drive????
  3. captainplanet

    captainplanet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its the same connector as the one which goes into the hard drive ..?

    Its also on the same band ..
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Co are you saying its an ata (40 way plug with 80 wires)????

    If so, the jumpers on both the hard drive and the CDR/W need to be set correctly!!!!

    You can set them both to (CS) cable select or the hard drive to (MA) master and the CDR/W to (SL) slave!!!!

    You cannot run 2 masters or 2 slaves on the same data cable!!!!
  5. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    Some CD machines wont boot unless set to Master, others wont boot unless set to cable select, some wont boot unless on their own channel and set to master/cable select.

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