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Chubbly

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My BIOS is seeing both of my optical drives as CD-ROM whereas one of them is DVD-RW. When I look deeper into the BIOS disks configuration it lists the DVD-RW but it shows Master drive as CD-ROM and Secondary drive as CD-ROM when in fact it is the Secondary drive that is the DVD-RW and in fact the BIOS knows that because when I ask it for information on the drive it gives it correctly.

I need to sort this out because I cannot install W7 without removing this conflict because I cannot get my machine to boot up from DVD.

My system is a Dell 8300 and I have just updated the BIOS to version AO7 with no effect.

BIOSTech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114392 MB, Free - 83628 MB; F: Total - 46 MB, Free - 46 MB; G: Total - 28615 MB, Free - 24360 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0W2562
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I notice the System info utility log above doesn't enev list either of the optical dtives.

Can anyone help me, please...........
 

dai

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bios listing them as cd is normal

check the one you want to sue is set to first boot

if it does not then boot from the disk,check the disk is clean

check the disk is bootable in another computer
 

Chubbly

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The disk I am trying to boot from is Windows 7 installation disk. The drive light comes on but it does not boot from the disk. I can fire up the machine and then go to the disk but it wants nearly 700mb for temp files and I dont have that much free space on my HD. So I need to get it to boot up.
 

Cookiegal

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Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.
 
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