CD Not Booting
I tried to install Red Hat Linux, and it does not want to boot from a CD
I've enabled this in my BIOS. This is not just the Red Hat CD, because Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows ME CDs will not work either.
This may be because, I recently bought a cheap DVD-RW Burner, and the computer won't recognize it, on boot-up.
If this is so, is there a program that boots the CD, on a floppy disk?
EDIT: I can't find a way to wipe my hard drive, either. I have an "Ultimant Boot Disk", which contains 3 HDD Wiping tools, but I can't boot off of that, either.... lol
uhhhh, I found the answer.... and it was in a sticky :?
Sorry 'bout that
I just tried that Smart Boot Manager program, and my Windows Server 2003 NTFS hard drive won't let the program write to it. It says;
"C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe -sbminst -t us -d 128
An application has attempted to directly access the hard disk, which cannot be supported...."
What should I do?
EDIT: I tried using the support tool, but it just says;
"Protective mode not avalible"
I'm screwed! :|
I apologize if you've already covered this, but I'll help where I can. Did you check the jumper setting on your new CD/RW? If it's connected to the same cable as a hard drive, the hard drive should be jumpered to be "master" and the CD/RW should be jumpered to be "slave". If they are both master or both slave, results can be unpredictable. And many people recommend against having a master CD on the same IDE channel as a slave hard drive.
Thank you, so much!
I forgot to set the jumpers correctly... :P