Also to add, after it sits for a min on "boot from cd" and does nothing, it displays "disk boot failure, insert system disc and press enter"
I just got all of the components put together, had some issues with the M2-ATX power supply but got those solved.
I am now trying to get the computer up and running, The computer will start up, do its diag check, then say "boot from cd:" I have put the disc that came with the motherboard in, a Win XP Pro disc, and a Win XP Black disc and none of them will do anything. It just stays on the "boot from cd" screen.
The CD drive is spinning up, and keeps running, the computer just wont run the disc.
Can someone please direct me in the right direction!
do you know for sure that that CD drive is a good one?
have you tried a different CD drive that you know works?
try that CD drive on another computer.
otherwise, go buy another CD drive to test with.
If you have it in the car, take back in the house.
Much easier to make the PC part work on a desk... get all the programs installed and set up the way you want, then move to the car.
D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA
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The computer hasnt been in the car yet, it is sitting on my desk. I dont have a desktop computer or anything else to try it with, all I have are two laptops
If you wanna boot on your Windows XP CD or whatever CD and it doesn't boot by itself, its because your "Boot Sequence" in the BiOS is set to boot from the HardDisk first.
When you power up your computer, you have a company screen wich display the key to enter SETUP or BiOS. For instance, HP/Compaq it's "F10".
When you'll be in the setup, search for the "Boot Sequence" or somethin like that (Its never the same depends on BIOS company). When you found that, just put the CD-Drive in First position or before the HardDisk. Then Save the changes made and reboot.
You should be able to boot on any CD that as a valid image.
Hope this helped! Get back if you still have some questions.
I'm inclined to agree witht he others that are leaning toward a problematic CD drive.
Also, you might look into a new IDE cable. You could have a flaky one.
Are you attempting to power everything from the M2ATX? If so, you may be drawing too much power, and that is causing problems with reading the CD. That's a stretch, but something worth investigating.
A simple remedy would be to do everything using a "regular" AC power supply for your bench testing, assuimg you're not doing that already.