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I've just mounted my new PC, when I try to install Win Vista on my hard drive from my DVD unit, I get this message, after I press a key to boot from CD or DVD I see some microsoft message and then it crashes

This is what i see before i press the key, can be something wrong with the jumpers on the motherboard?

Intel (R) Boot Agent v1.2.50
Copyright blah...

Intel (R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code (PXE-2.1 build 086)
Copyright.. blah...

CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 1C C0 43 F0 41 GUID: 4A5... some hex big number
PXE-E53: No boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

Press any key to boot from CD or DVD....


After I press it crashes.
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by:KCTS
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The first bit of the message is beacuse its trying to boot to the network first - change the boot order in the BIOS so that it boots from the CD/DVD first, then HDD.

If it stall fails to boot, try another CD/DVD
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by:axtur
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KCTS i have already changed the  boot sequence on the BIOS, i've set first DVD, then HD...
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The fact that the intel boot agent appears tells m that its trying to boot to the network, so either you did not save the change, or maybe CD/DVD is faulty and cannot be booted
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by:axtur
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I'm wondering if the version of Windows I'm installing is OK, now i realize that my new microprocessor has 64bit, and this windows edition doesn't say anywhere that is the 64 bit version... I just assummed vista would work with 64 bit by default....

this is the vista Business Edition (Academic liscence)

BTW I've already changed the booting settings, i had to explicit disable the network boot option. And now? What should i do?

It reads OK the DVD (I tried with the WIN XP and it would go trough too, but it returns another error to, in this case NTLDR missing...) I'm afraid somethin is wrong in the motherboard or the hardware settings?
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You can install 32-bit Windows on a 64-bit processor system.  You need to demonstrate that you can boot from a CD or DVD; the problem needs to be narrowed down as to whether it's a media problem or a system problem.
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The jumpers were wrong!
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