Something may be wrong with my DVD Drive...

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  1. Mkilbride

    Mkilbride Banned

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    Ok, so I wanted to run Memtest86, so I downloaded it, burned it to DVD and made it a bootable DVD. I read on their site this should work just fine.

    So I set my Boot Priority to DVD Drive first, as I usually do when using a Bootable disk.

    So it restarted . . . nothing happened.



    No idea, because usually it asked me to "Press any key to boot from disk" on a black screen, but that didn't come up this time. I checked in Bios, and it said CD-Rom was still first boot priority. I checked, and normal DVD's run, i.e, movies or games. So I inserted my Windows bootable disk to see what was up...and it doesn't work either.


    I tried pressing F12, which is a feature of my Bios to use a "Fast-boot" to select what to boot fast without editing the Bios. This did not work either.


    Please help, thank you.
     
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    Pill Monster Banned

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    Unless things have changed you need to run it from a bootable floppy.

    Otherwise if it's an ISO image, you need to burn it with an image burner like MagicISO or Alcohol 120% etc...and make the disc bootable.
     
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  3. Mkilbride

    Mkilbride Banned

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    Things have changed. They have an .iso image you can run from a DVD, it's on their site.

    And I did use said programs. I'm unsure as to what the problem is.


    Nevermind, I had forgot to make it the Master Drive, it seems, which I've never needed to do in the past...but yeah, it works.

    I did 50 minutes - 0 Errors.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009

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