can't boot from disk?

option141

Gawd
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i can't boot up from a CD...

no idea why. disks show up while in windows.

i have a harddrive thats linux/windows.
Gigabyte P35-D3SL
OCd Q6600 @ 3.4Ghz

any ideas??

-seth
 

Panda Man

Limp Gawd
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When you first turn your PC on, look down at the bottom of the screen, you should see something that says "Hit the del key to enter setup" or "hit F2 to enter BIOS" or something like that. Hit the key it tells you too and you'll come up to a blue screen (probably anyways, it may be gray or something) with a bunch of options. Find something that says "boot list order" or "boot from device" and make sure CD-ROM is set to be the first thing it boots from. Hope this helps!
 

option141

Gawd
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forgot to mention that =p

you press F12 to choose boot device. I hit CD, nothing.

it was doing it like 2 days ago. Now it only shows in windows

-seth
 

Panda Man

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What exactly are you trying to boot from? If you burnt it yourself, it may be a bad burn, try burning it again at a slower speed and possibly a different brand of CDs.
 

option141

Gawd
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Windows OEM disk.

cant boot from Ubuntu 64, Ubuntu 32, or OEM windows.

nothing.

shows up in windows though o_0
 

Panda Man

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Try to set it up to where the BIOS boots from it first and see if that helps. What exactly happens when you try to boot from it?
 

option141

Gawd
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so

i took my CPU down from 3.4 to 2.4 (stock) by loading the load-safe defaults.

worked like a charm.

o_0 i dont know why it didnt work with my OC
 
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