Are you able to boot any LiveCDs on your desktop?
Even something like
I am currently running Windows 7. will this work if I tried Gparted/partedmagic?
Originally Posted by mizzle
Try plugging your USB dvd drive into your laptop and try booting from that. That will at least narrow down whether or not it's your DVD drive. Linux runs on 99% of desktops made in recent times, so I seriously doubt your desktop alone is the problem.
the cd that I created works, so does the usb for the laptop, and even the external cd drive that I use for my desktop works for the laptop. they are both 64-bits.