Computer help forum: Can't boot from DVD, or USB!!! Windows 8

by: diffuse20 November 30, 2012 7:00 PM PST

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Can't boot from DVD, or USB!!! Windows 8

by diffuse20 - 11/30/12 7:00 PM

Gosh this is really starting to bug me!! I have been trying to solve this for a few hours now and got absolutely no where! So I want to do a clean install of Windows 8. I did all the necessary steps to get it on a bootable dvd and USB. That was the easy part. At first I tried booting by DVD, I went into the Bios and set the first priority boot to CD/DVD. After that and multiple restarts I get nothing! I went into F12 and it says to boot from Hard Drive. Okay so this isn't working out. I then proceed to copy the ISO Windows 8 to a USB drive. Okay done, that was easy, I then go into Bios again and don't see an option for USB FLASH directly, but see other USB boot options, such as USB DVD, USB FLOPPY, AND USB HARD DRIVE. I first select USB DVD, After multiple restarts nothing! Went to F12 (Boot options) and still nothing! I then choose USB HARD DRIVE, Same exact thing!!! So now I'm on my knees, and have given up!! I seek help from my community and I hope you guys can figure this out.

I just bought the computer 3 weeks ago, Its a brand new Aurora R4. I don't know if this is a hardware issue or not, doesn't seem like it. I tried booting from CD/DVD with the re-install OS AlienWare gave me and it read it perfectly. So if it picks up that it should work right? So I tried multiple Blank DVD's and even went out and bought some new ones! Still nothing!! ahhh, sorry this is really bugging me. Something so simple, but I am so lost.

Thanks for any help peeps!

Dave, happy

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