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Old 04-24-2009, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm halping y firend build a computer, and everything is working fine, we just finished build.

it posts fine, i can get into BIOS and navigate, but when i put in the vista x64 disc it just sits there and then says "please insert bootable media" or something like that. i don't think we did anything wrong, except...

the motherboard has that 8-pin hole on it right? in the computer i built a couple months ago my ps had one of those 8 pin connetors. this powersupply (integrated, we didnt have a lot of money)(Newegg.com - HEC 6C28BBX585 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply - Computer Cases) doesnt have an 8-pin connector for some stupid reason. so we didnt put anything into it and it didnt POST, and then we put the extra 4 pin in and it POSTed. but it ont detect that there is "bootable media"

yes, i have changed the boot order in the bios. we are using some asrock AM3 mobo

PLEASE HELP, is there an 8 pin adapter that we can get? is that the problem? HELP HELP HELP HELP
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What chip?

And where'd you get you're Vista?
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it's um legal ish. Atleast, I have a legal cd key. But it doesn't work with a Tried and true win7 disk either
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Default Re: HELP not detecting bootable media!!

The 4 pin works on dual cores. Intels anyway, not sure of AMDs.

Try using memtest, or a linux livecd.

I had a boot issue with a "borrowed" Win disk before too. Had a unhappy disk.
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Ubuntu just finished. Hopefully it will work. If it doesn't work what should we do? P
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First steps...

Reset the CMOS. It may not have detested the drive you are using.

Update the firmware of the drive. you will have to hook it up to a working computer to do this. Once you have updated it, return it to the original computer and reset the CMOS.

You may have a bad burn on your disk. Try reburning it at a slower speed using a different burning program. Try using ImgBurn.
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Ubuntu is working beautifly it must have been toast
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