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I'm here building a machine for a friend, we are now wanting to install Windows but we keep getting an error when we try and load the Windows disc.

It keep saying the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

Anyone know whats going on?
post #2 of 51
Have you changed the BIOS options to boot from CD?
    
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post #3 of 51
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Yep. Made sure the first boot option is from the CD-ROM.
post #4 of 51
Place the disc back in and select repair. The once you get to the comand prompt type these 3 lines in.

Code:
x:\\windows\\system32\\bcdedit /store d:\\boot\\bcd /set {default} device partition=c:
x:\\windows\\system32\\bcdedit /store d:\\boot\\bcd /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
x:\\windows\\system32\\bcdedit /store d:\\boot\\bcd /set {bootmgr} device partition=c:
post #5 of 51
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This is the first time we have turned the machine on. We cant get past this error screen. It doesnt give us an option to repair.
post #6 of 51
You boot with the windows install disc. Choose repair when it starts up and the menu. Once that loads it will try to auto repair the issue. If it doesn't after the reboot. Boot back up with the disc, go through the same thing. But at the bottom you will see cmd prompt, click that and type those in.
post #7 of 51
Is the optical drive a slave on the same IDE cable as a hard disk?

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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
Place the disc back in and select repair. The once you get to the comand prompt type these 3 lines in.

Code:
x:\\windows\\system32\\bcdedit /store d:\\boot\\bcd /set {default} device partition=c:
x:\\windows\\system32\\bcdedit /store d:\\boot\\bcd /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
x:\\windows\\system32\\bcdedit /store d:\\boot\\bcd /set {bootmgr} device partition=c:
Absolutely, but unless I misunderstood, he can't boot to the CD. Make sure CD is selected as boot and that it is not a slave on the same IDE connection as another disk drive. If it skips the disk check and gets you the error, try manually selecting the boot device.

I can do this by holding F8 after post.
Edited by _02 - 2/11/11 at 9:57am
    
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So they are IDE? Every system I've used IDE on. I used seperate IDE for HDD and CD rom.
    
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Its a SATA DVD and hard drive. each with their own sata cables and plugged into seperate SATA ports, and I cannot boot into the installation disc.
post #10 of 51
Do you have any options regarding SATA support in your BIOS?

Legacy, combined, enhanced, etc?
    
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