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Old 05-29-2007, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My computor has been working ok, but I like to periodically start over by reformatting and reinstalling windows.

In the past, I booted from the reinstallation cd, the cd booted, and then everything worked as it should.

The only difference is that I am now runnng Mcafe instead of Norton security.

Anyway, I switched the boot order so that CD/DVD is first, but it just makes CD noise for about 30 seconds before windows starts.

Also, when I put the windows reinstallation cd in while windows is running, I cannot get windows to acknowledge the contents of the disk. It does not run and I cannot view the files on the disk with windows explorer. When I put this same disk into my other computors, it pops up with a windows reinstallation program, so the problem is with my computor rather than the disk.

I do not understand why I cannot get this to work. Other CDs and DVDs still run in windows like normal. I have tried uninstalling mccafe and reinstalling cd/dvd driver, but neither has helped.

Any suggestions?
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Default Re: Cannot boot windows reinstallation cd

Tried the CD on a different computer? Has it been scratched or something?
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Default Re: Cannot boot windows reinstallation cd

try a different cd drive on that computer
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try a different cd drive on that computer
Thanks for the suggestion.

I switched the cd drive with one in another computer, and that solved the problem.

Strange that the original cd drive works well for everything other than this.
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Thanks for the suggestion.

I switched the cd drive with one in another computer, and that solved the problem.

Strange that the original cd drive works well for everything other than this.

no problem
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