[RESOLVED] Interesting Problem With New Gateway

The*Q*

The*Q*

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Hello again! A friend brought me a brand new Gateway SX2110G computer, and wants win8 tossed out and Win7 Ultimate installed. Problem is, I cannot get the machine to boot from the DVD. I even bring up the boot menu and try to do it manually but the option for DVD is not there. The only option it gives me is the Windows Manager. I know the DVD is bootable because I just tested it on two machines. Boots fine. Anyone have an idea how to get these machines to see a boot disk?

EDIT: Should I enable LAUNCH CSM?
 
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The*Q*

The*Q*

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Thanx, Shinma! I learned a lot. BUT....there is no legacy boot option in the bios. I can and did disable secure boot, but it made no difference. Without a legacy boot option it will not recognize the DVD rom and boot from it.

EDIT: Should I enable LAUNCH CSM ALWAYS?
 
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The*Q*

The*Q*

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Success!! I found out the CSM is legacy, so problem solved! Thank you so much, Shinma. Good to know you're still here and keeping a watchful eye on the place. Much appreciated.
 
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Laina

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I'm pretty sure I am having the same problem with my gateway I keep getting an error no boot disk has been detected when I start it up and I can't open anything and it won't run the hirens bootable disk or Windows 8 .. It's completely driving me insane. My brother was on it last and I think he accidentally erased the hard drive... Anyways if you let me know what and how you did it I would certainly appreciate it :)
 
Shinma

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Laina said:
... I keep getting an error no boot disk has been detected ...
That error is typically associated with a damaged MBR and/or hard drive problem.
 

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