[QUOTE=distortedimage;2093677]Hey all. I recently decided to format my computer.
Anyway, I had a Lite-On SOHW-1693s03c
and a BTC 1008 handy and I couldn’t get the Windows XP (retail) disc to boot at all to do the install.
The first drive (BTC) didn’t even want to acknowledge the disc and the second drive (Liteon) just kept on spinning up and then down.
I tried everything I could think of including checking the cables.
Anyway, I pulled a drive out of a dell (Liteon LTD-163) and it booted just fine.
Could it be that my motherboard (ecs/nVidia 6100SM-M) just doesn’t like those drives?
I tested the drives on another PC and they read (and burn) just fine! I’d really like to have a burner rather than just a reader on this box.[/QUOTE]
1 you have to make sure that your disk is for sure BOOTABLE.
2 you need to enable your pc (IN BIOS) to boot from cd/dvd drive. and usually it is the master drive so you probably can’t enable booting and then try to boot from slave boot from master drive