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Old 01-29-09, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default Can't boot from Vista 64bit or 32bit Install CD

I can't get my computer to boot from ether the 64bit or 32bit Vista Install cd. I change my boot to the DVDROM drive.. and everytime it goes to boot from the DVD I just get this blinking curser in the top left corner of my screen. I let it sit for a good 30 mins and nothing happened.

Any idea what is going on here?!
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Old 01-29-09, 03:19 PM   #2
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nothing?
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Old 01-29-09, 03:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: Can't boot from Vista 64bit or 32bit Install CD

most likelly you are using upgrade version of install disc, those can't be booted from.

there is a tutorial on the web how to convert the upgrade disc to normal boot-able version.
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Old 01-29-09, 03:43 PM   #4
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Did you burn the CD or is it from MS?

I had to burn W7 3 times before it came out right. I eventually had to use BurnIMG (I think this was it) instead of Nero.
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Old 01-29-09, 03:44 PM   #5
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Did you burn the CD or is it from MS?

I had to burn W7 3 times before it came out right. I eventually had to use BurnIMG (I think this was it) instead of Nero.
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Old 01-29-09, 04:18 PM   #6
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A firmware update in my DVDROM fixed some read issues.
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most likelly you are using upgrade version of install disc, those can't be booted from.

there is a tutorial on the web how to convert the upgrade disc to normal boot-able version.
It's the install disc purchased from microsoft. I'll try updating my firmware on my drive i guess
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