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So with my problems installing Raid 0 with my vista disc, Ericeod suggested that I burn an image (iso) of the XP install disc to a cd (dont worry i downloaded it from M$ and I have a copy of XP on my lappy but lost the disc, no pirate here yarrggh). Anyway I made the disc and have it set to first bootable with my 750i FTW, but I am encountering some issues.

I used nero 8 burning rom to burn the .iso to the cd. Does that automatically make it bootable since its the xp image? Or is there something else? Because I am getting this error:


Boot from CD:

NVIDIA Boot Agent 249.0542
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PX2-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent.
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Please help me. I am in my 9th hour trying to install this rig and I haven't even seen a desktop. By the way I reset CMOS and this still happens.

EDIT: I have just tested my external DVD-RW and I get the exact same error, so it isnt my drive.

+rep lavished on whoever can solve this
Edited by d3v0 - 2/17/09 at 10:26pm
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I've never had success with making a bootable CD from an .ISO using Nero. So, I use Active@ ISO Burner 2.0 instead, and I've had 100% success with it so far.

But, if you're like me and you would rather keep trying Nero, then try to find something where it creates it from an image, like "Create from Image" or something to that effect. It won't work when it is just copied onto a CD since it'll just copy the .ISO as it is and it won't extract it first, then burn it after.
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I recognize that problem.

You should try the following things:

- Press the hotkey (F12 or F10 I think, look it up in your manual) for opening the bootmenu right after POST and select the DVD drive.

- Download nLite, read the image and extract (you need to anyway in nLite), skip all steps and select only Bootable ISO. Then burn it with nLite.

- Also be sure that all cables are connected properly and that after resetting your CMOS to restore your array (but I guess you know that already).
Edited by Unstoppable - 2/17/09 at 11:41pm
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Originally Posted by Unstoppable View Post
I recognize that problem.

You should try the following things:

- Press the hotkey (F12 or F10 I think, look it up in your manual) for opening the bootmenu right after POST and select the DVD drive.

- Download nLite, read the image and extract (you need to anyway in nLite), skip all steps and select only Bootable ISO. Then burn it with nLite.

- Also be sure that all cables are connected properly and that after resetting your CMOS to restore your array (but I guess you know that already).
With my 680i, I have to hit ESC right after it shows me my FSB, memory, memory timings, and the drives connected to the mobo. If I hit ESC before or after this, then it doesn't register.
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With my 680i, I have to hit ESC right after it shows me my FSB, memory, memory timings, and the drives connected to the mobo. If I hit ESC before or after this, then it doesn't register.
Hm, I usually keep hitting the F12/ESC button during the POST until it shows the bootmenu
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Use the burn from image, and it's done.
Works every time for me, done it countless times so far.
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Use the burn from image, and it's done.
Works every time for me, done it countless times so far.
Unless you've already tried burning the .iso as an image of course.
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Hm, I usually keep hitting the F12/ESC button during the POST until it shows the bootmenu
Oh, the BIOS on this mobo tells me to press ESC for that.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Use the burn from image, and it's done.
Works every time for me, done it countless times so far.
Ahh yeah see that didnt work so much :*(

Anyways the issue ended up being related to my DoA HDD. But I still need to make a bootable xp disc for future reformatting. I did get the gparted disc to burn, and it was just fine.
post #10 of 11
use nlite, slipstream your raid drivers by clicking on the drivers button and then use textmode driver. also make sure you click bootable iso. then burn the iso using imgburn. this removes the need for an f6 floppy. easy peasy.
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