[QUOTE=stan6332;2266214]Thanks for your help.
It won’t boot. The boot sequence in bios says the CD is not available.[/QUOTE]This does not sound good
Okay. Disconnect all drives except one of the opticals. You can leave the HDD as is.
Make sure the optical drive is set to master.
Also make sure it is plugged to the end connector of the cable.
Make sure, all connectors (including those on the motherboard) are in good condition and not bent. Include the HDD in that check.
try booting again.
Do the same with your other optical drive.
If all still fail, disconnect your HDD and try the procedure again.
Still no go? Then connect the optical to the cable your HDD was hooked up. (This cable is also a new one?).
Oh, also check your Bios settings - perhaps loading “Optimized Defaults” isn’t a bad idea. You may start with this.
[QUOTE=~Jethro~;2266219]Have you check for malware and virus on your computer maybe it was on the slave drive you hooked up. You could try system restore to an earlier date when it worked.[/QUOTE]
If even booting from CD fails, then there is something more than a damaged Windows installation