hello guys i,m running windows xp,i want to install windows7.
i have a bootable dvd which works for installation on other computers but not mine.
i'll post a screenshot of cpu-z if anyone can tel me tool to capture screen on windows xp.
in bios menu look for boot settings/boot device priority.by default hard disk is selected as 1st boot device.you have to change the order so dvd drives comes first before hard disk only then system will try to boot from dvd/cd.if you have already done it then check dvd by copying all files from it to a folder on your hard disk when running xp.if any crc error comes up then your dvd will not work in your drive.
pressing button ejecting tray means power connection to drive is working properly.now its detection by mobo/pc depends on the other connection(sata).recheck the cable & try with a different cable/sata port.if still no success then try this drive in another system.