cant make boot disk and problem booting on new HDD

  w3l54666 18:20 PM 01 Nov 12
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just purchased new HDD, (laptop)

i made like 3 boot disks using different bootable software.

still no joy

bios is set up correctly but it still says

"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key"

please help.....

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:10 PM 01 Nov 12

Se DVD drive as first boot device in BIOS

Save and EXIT (F10)

Watch for the message "press any key to boot from CD"

This should work if your Cds are bootable

how did you make the bootable disks? - you can't just copy files across it needs to be burnt as an iso file

  w3l54666 19:14 PM 01 Nov 12

its an iso any who,

i used 3 different software programs to make bootable cds too...

i know how to install the software bios is set to dvd as 1st boot...

do you know of any decent software for creating bootable cds?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:57 PM 01 Nov 12

Most burning software will let you do it

I use Nero

  lotvic 21:11 PM 01 Nov 12

If you have an .iso then that is an image of a cd. In your burning program choose burn iso

I use Imgburn (free) http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=screenshots

  w3l54666 09:48 AM 02 Nov 12

ok i have tried nero and burnt the iso file across... still nothing..

dont know if its corrupt?

i unpacked the iso and repacked and burnt it using Imgburn...

hope this works

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:04 AM 02 Nov 12

HAve you tried the boot CDs on another machine?

Its possible your machine is not trying to boot from the CD even if set in BIOS.

  Terry Brown 10:24 AM 02 Nov 12

Assuming you are using win 7, this is the offical download from microsoft, use your own licence number, downloads as ISO file.

http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/14-windows-7-direct-download-links

Before you do that- Check:

Is the HDD correctly plugged in (Power and Data).

i.e. Does the HDD spin up and lights flash, if not checka nd replace either (or both) data and power cables.

O other earlier systems goto www.bootdisk.com and download the boot disk for your system.

Terry

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