I would recommend trying with different CD/DVD brand/model.
Also keep in mind that this motherboard has only limites support for Linux as showing at:
You can also try contacting the CD/DVD manufacturer to see if they have any updated firmware for your CD/DVD drive.
Thank you very much for your response. I probably should have been more specific. I have also tried booting with a windows boot disk on an external floppy drive, tried booting from a bootable usb stick, and a different external CD drive and had the same issue with all of them. If I play around with the BIOS enough, they do eventually boot and work great. It just takes a while to mess with it till it works. Do you have any other ideas of what might be causing this?
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In that case, I would recommend trying a CMOS clear as instructed at:
If that does not help try doing the BIOS update trough the recovery method as instructed at: