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Thread: 7VRXP can't select cdrom to boot, newbie

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2002


    hello, im a bit of newbie here and have built up a new system on the gigabyte board 7vrxp.

    trying to boot windows XP c/d to install
    bios does not show cd rom as boot device

    c/d rom + cdrw connected to ide2 (white)
    used ME boot disc to confirm drives work in dos OK

    anyone help

    cheers in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    New England Highlands, Australia


    Go into the BIOS, then "BIOS Features Setup" and then at the "1st Boot Device" use the "Page Down" key till "CDROM" is selected. Change the "2nd Boot Device" to "Floppy" and the "3rd Boot Device" to what ever the hard drive is on (IDE-0 normally). Now "Save & Exit Setup" then you should be able to boot from the CDROM. ;)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002


    Thanks for the response, but the CDROM option was not even in any of the boot device options.

    I had just installed the board, the CDROM drives were listed in IDE auto detection, but I couldn't get the CDROM option to show in the boot device under "BIOS features setup".

    However when I set AUTO in IDE auto detection, quit and then rebooted - the option to boot from CDROM appeared in BIOS Setup features.

    Maybe one to remember for future!

    Cheers anyway!

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