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A8N-SLi won't boot from CD/DVD

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Hi Guys,

I'm trying to revive an old system and I can't figure out why it's not working anymore.

Here are the following specs:
Asus A8N-SLi
Athlon 64 x2 3800+
4GB DDR1
LG DVD-R/W
TT TR2 750w
Seagate 160GB SATA2 7.2k
ATi HD 5750

Now this used to be my main rig before I upgraded a few months ago and it was working well.

Right now everything seems fine except I can't boot from my DVD rom w/c is weird. I've tried both my DVD roms on my main rig and they work fine.

Reseated CPU, GPU, RAM, cleared my CMOS, adjusted boot settings etc. etc. etc.

So yeah...in short I've tried to troubleshoot everything I could think of even using just RAM stick and it still won't boot to CD/DVD.

I know it's an old system but I'd like to revive it for my parents to teach them how to use a PC.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Seems like you tried everything.. is the dvd drive sata or ide? shouldn't matter but if you have a spare could try that?

Make sure the disc works, or try a different one, such as an xp install disk or something, just to see if it will pick up on one of those.

I guess last thing I can think of to try is before it posts to windows, enter the manual boot screen (one of the F keys) that lets you select where to boot from, and pick the drive from there. GL
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Seems like you tried everything.. is the dvd drive sata or ide? shouldn't matter but if you have a spare could try that?

Make sure the disc works, or try a different one, such as an xp install disk or something, just to see if it will pick up on one of those.

I guess last thing I can think of to try is before it posts to windows, enter the manual boot screen (one of the F keys) that lets you select where to boot from, and pick the drive from there. GL
Well not really everything...

The DVD/CD drive is an old IDE drive...purchased a SATA-to-IDE converter and it works on my new rig and my old one also...

Tried reverting back to IDE and still the same problem...

But I've narrowed it down to the HDD that was attached...for some reason when I attach the SATA drive it won't boot to CD/DVD but when I removed the HDD it frickin' boots...so yeah I've narrowed it down to the HDD...tried swapping the cables but no luck.

And I'm doing a clean install, it does POST, but yeah I've found the culprit...

Thanks for the additional troubleshooting suggestions...
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AMD System 2009
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 630 Propus @ 3.5Ghz Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H Rev.1 ASUS EAH5450 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) 4x2GB G.Skill NQ DDR3 PC 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT LG GSA-H30N Scythe Samurai ZZ Rev.B Win7 x64 Ultimate 
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LG CS 460 - 32" LCD TV Microsoft Reclusa Gaming Keyboard Thermaltake TR2 750w Fractal Design Core 1000 
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Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 
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Intel System 2011
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AMD System 2009
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 630 Propus @ 3.5Ghz Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H Rev.1 ASUS EAH5450 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) 4x2GB G.Skill NQ DDR3 PC 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT LG GSA-H30N Scythe Samurai ZZ Rev.B Win7 x64 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG CS 460 - 32" LCD TV Microsoft Reclusa Gaming Keyboard Thermaltake TR2 750w Fractal Design Core 1000 
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