cant boot/install windows off disc.

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srt8charger

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i have a custom computer build, working fine for a year and a half, system crashed while online. inserted windows XP system/boot disc, goes to mobo screen, goest to a blank screen. shows
... press any key to boot from cd...

then
... verifying/inspecting system components etc.....

then a blank screen, system wont do anything.

1.) i have an asus mobo, lite-on cd/dvd drive, phillips cd/dvd-rw drive (burn drive), 250 GB
WD hard drive, Nvidia geforce 8800 gts G-card.

2.) i made boot setup to go 1.) cd/dvd drive (lite-on) 2.) WD 250 GB HDD

3.) its a known good copy of windows XP home, installed on other comp.

question being, im wondering if i have a bad disc drive, or hard drive, or if its something else.

any input is greatly apreciated. ty
 

Everway9

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Do you have another CD/DVD drive you could use? This will then confirm if its the cd drive or not. I assume the HDD shows in the bios as you can see it in the boot order but you could double check and check the IDE cables are all ok. You could also check the CD in another Pc to make sure it's being read properly. I don't think its the HDD thats at fault.
 

srt8charger

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ok... tried switching drives out, still the same thing... by the way a cd/dvd burner drive should still boot off the OEM windows XP disc (known good) correct?

with the answer being yes to that question, should i try subbing in a HD.
???
 
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