Ok, I tried this, but it still doesn't work.
I know have this right now:
DX58SO with lastest BIOS
One HDD (WD 250G)
One optical Drive (Asus, forgot which model, but it is a DVD Lightscribe)
2G*3 Corsair XMS3 DDR3
I am not sure which one might be cauing the problem of it not reading from the DVD?
I can, under XP system see and read the content of the DVD, so I know the optical drive is not broken.
And I just used this dvd less than two weeks ago and it worked fine.
I did try with just one ram to see if that helps, but still no luck.
Could it be anything else?
Just another note, this board doesn't have ide slot, so I can't get the other dvd-rom to work( its an ide interface).
Still trying to see if there is anything changeable.
Yes, I am sorry if I didn't make that clear.
I had this new set of hardware, and upon installing them all together into the case, I could not get Windows 7 DVD to work.
So after a few tries, I loaded Windows XP Pro, and it worked.
But I would still like to have Windows 7 back on as the system, for that is the reason I did this huge upgrade from a few years back.
And just in case, I would only be running one system, the Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, since I have no use for the other OS, thus, less complicated.
I hope I have made this as clear as possible, with all the snow shovel, I am not quite in the right mind.
Thanks again for helping.
Yea, it is the installer version, and when i open it, it has like bootmgr in it too.
I was able to do a clean install onto my old hardware, without a problem, but I don't know why it would be such a big problem this time around.
I also switch the cable, so that DVD is sata port 0 and hdd is port 1 and 2 (but 2 is disconnected at the moment.)
Still no go for reading the DVD upon startup.
I assume that being able to load XP but not W7 would mean that it is not a hardware problem, but a software/BIOS problem?
If this is the case, then I will use XP for now until I figure out a way to load W7 onto it.
Yes that's the idea. You have to use the Diskpart utility in windows to prepare your usb drive(4 gb), then the Bootsect program in your windows 7 disk. After that all you have to do is copy the whole dvd to your usb drive. And you now have the windows 7 installer in usb. Here's the site on how to make one: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/
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Microsoft actually supplies a USB tool for Windows 7. You can download it here: http://images2.store.microsoft.com/prod/clustera/framework/w7udt/1.0/en-us/Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe
I just dragged the whole disc content and dump it into a flash drive, now it seems to think it is a dvd disc...haha.
And just as I said, I slected boot from usb and it went ok, and I also forgot to take out my dvd, but heard it spin a few times, but no biggies.
Thank you again!! Now it is running as smooth as anything I could wish for on this snowy day.