I have changed the boot order in bios to optical drive 1st, it just skips right through. I assume that means there is a physical problem, thus cannot be fixed…
I have been using this optiarc 7640 for less than 3 months…
Is anybody aware of replacement programs with optiarc? Their website doesn’t seem very helpful.
[QUOTE=Kerry56;2557860]As you may have learned from reading this thread, changing the boot order in the bios so that the computer boots from the optical disk first is one thing to try. You’ll need a bootable disk also. Here is one: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html You can burn this ISO to a cd with ImgBurn (free). www.imgburn.com
If it will start from outside the operating system using your bootable disk, then you can safely assume the hardware is not at fault. You then move on to possible software issues, like upper and lower filter problems.
You can also use the Microsoft Fix It tool and see if it can find your problem, assuming a software issue. Look in my signature for a link that says [I]Microsoft support for optical drives.[/I][/QUOTE]