vista RTM DVD will not boot on one of three laptops - advice pleas

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vista RTM DVD will not boot on one of three laptops - advice pleas

Postby ampsZW9uYXJk » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:24:02 GMT

I have the Vista RTM DVD ISO - filename 
'en_windows_vista_x86_dvd_X12-34293.iso' and have burnt it to several DVDs, 
+R, -R, you name it - with several different applications - Nero 6, burnimg, 
etc, and all with the same result - my philips X51 'freevents' laptop will 
not boot off it. I get the 'press any key to boot from CD or DVD', and as 
soon as a key is pressed, the machine hangs.
It'll boot off an old Fedora Core 4 DVD, will boot off CDs - for example I 
can install XP pro on it with no problems.
My other two laptops can both burn the dvd and then boot off it, so I know 
the image is good.

Do you have any advice as to what I should check next? I'm assuming it's 
either a media compatibility problem or my laptop is just refusing to boot 
from burnt DVDs - I could use some advice for things to check, maybe a small 
dvd image for something else I could burn to see if it's the drive, as I 
don't want to spend hours downloading a different dvd image to find out that 
doesn't boot either.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

Re: vista RTM DVD will not boot on one of three laptops - advice pleas

Postby Carey Frisch [MVP] » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 07:41:23 GMT

Open your BIOS and set your DVD drive to the first bootable device.
And make sure the laptop actually has a DVD drive installed.

-- 
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

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| I have the Vista RTM DVD ISO - filename
| 'en_windows_vista_x86_dvd_X12-34293.iso' and have burnt it to several DVDs,
| +R, -R, you name it - with several different applications - Nero 6, burnimg,
| etc, and all with the same result - my philips X51 'freevents' laptop will
| not boot off it. I get the 'press any key to boot from CD or DVD', and as
| soon as a key is pressed, the machine hangs.
| It'll boot off an old Fedora Core 4 DVD, will boot off CDs - for example I
| can install XP pro on it with no problems.
| My other two laptops can both burn the dvd and then boot off it, so I know
| the image is good.
|
| Do you have any advice as to what I should check next? I'm assuming it's
| either a media compatibility problem or my laptop is just refusing to boot
| from burnt DVDs - I could use some advice for things to check, maybe a small
| dvd image for something else I could burn to see if it's the drive, as I
| don't want to spend hours downloading a different dvd image to find out that
| doesn't boot either.
|
| Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks! 



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1.vista RTM DVD will not boot on one of three laptops - advice p

Thanks for your response, Carey, but as I mentioned in my post, my laptop can 
boot off an XP CD and a Fedora Core 4 DVD.

The BIOS is set to boot off the DVD Drive first, and yes, the laptop has a 
DVD drive in it... I did think to check the fundamentals before posting a 
question in this forum!

So, to reiterate - 
Can boot from a 'commercial' DVD (Fedora Core 4)
Can boot from a burnt image of XP (slipstreamed SP2 version)
Cannot boot from a burnt DVD (Vista)

Just to avoid obvious questions - I am an MCSE with 8 years experience with 
Microsoft OSes, and whilst I understand that doesn't necessarily mean I won't 
make dopey mistakes, I do have enough technical experience to check the 
obvious points before posting. Can you help diagnose the problem further?

Thanks
John.

"Carey Frisch  [MVP]" wrote:

> Open your BIOS and set your DVD drive to the first bootable device.
> And make sure the laptop actually has a DVD drive installed.
> 
> -- 
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> "jjleonard" wrote:
> 
> | I have the Vista RTM DVD ISO - filename
> | 'en_windows_vista_x86_dvd_X12-34293.iso' and have burnt it to several DVDs,
> | +R, -R, you name it - with several different applications - Nero 6, burnimg,
> | etc, and all with the same result - my philips X51 'freevents' laptop will
> | not boot off it. I get the 'press any key to boot from CD or DVD', and as
> | soon as a key is pressed, the machine hangs.
> | It'll boot off an old Fedora Core 4 DVD, will boot off CDs - for example I
> | can install XP pro on it with no problems.
> | My other two laptops can both burn the dvd and then boot off it, so I know
> | the image is good.
> |
> | Do you have any advice as to what I should check next? I'm assuming it's
> | either a media compatibility problem or my laptop is just refusing to boot
> | from burnt DVDs - I could use some advice for things to check, maybe a small
> | dvd image for something else I could burn to see if it's the drive, as I
> | don't want to spend hours downloading a different dvd image to find out that
> | doesn't boot either.
> |
> | Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks! 
> 
> 
> 

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