Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

I get this message
Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device.
from the bios boot priority I have selected CD-ROM but still I get this message. What should I do?

I thought I had my harddrive crashed so I bought and installed hard drive and still getting same error.
1jawsAsked:
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Feroz AhmedConnect With a Mentor Senior Network EngineerCommented:
Hi,

Your problem is with Hardware check your IDE Cable on Mother board whether it is primary or secondary .A single IDE Cable will have 2 slots and one is primary and another is secondary.check whether the first one is connected to HDD or CD ROM on MotherBoard and then reboot and make changes in Bios Setup accordingly and reboot your system and install OS.
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Brad BouchardConnect With a Mentor Information Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Select your hard drive from the list for the boot priority and then put an installation disc in your CD-ROM and let it load to that so you can reinstall your OS.
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1jawsAuthor Commented:
done it and still same message
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1jawsAuthor Commented:
before that message I see this message briefly
Detect Drives Done, No Any Drives Found
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1jawsAuthor Commented:
I have changed this to hard drive as a first one, and cd still I get those messages above :(
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noxchoConnect With a Mentor Global Support CoordinatorCommented:
What are you trying to do at all? Install the OS onto new drive? If yes then is your problem in the inability to start the installation from CD-ROM?
What OS are you trying to nstall?
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1jawsAuthor Commented:
yes, I am trying to install OS.. and it is Vista Ultimate
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noxchoConnect With a Mentor Global Support CoordinatorCommented:
So the CD-ROM simple won't see any boot file on the DVD in it.
Check if the CD-ROM is working at all by using linux boot cd such as partition magic www.partedmagic.com
Download an iso file burn it as image to cd or dvd and then try to boot the machine from it. Does it boot? If yes then you need to look for another dvd with vista. If not then you need either new cd-rom or install vista from usb stick. Sure if your system supports starting from usb stick.
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1jawsAuthor Commented:
I have put the vista cd to another pc and it is fine. And, I placed working dvd drive to pc and still same problem. Which means, it is nothing to do with cd or the drive.
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Darr247Connect With a Mentor Commented:
What brand/model of computer?

Did you replace it with an identical drive?
If not, sometimes newer hard drives require jumpers to make them work with older controllers. What brand/model hard drive is it?

Did you reconnect both the data cable and the power cord to the new drive after installing it?

Is that WD800JD in the picture the new drive or the old drive?
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1jawsAuthor Commented:
It is custom built pc. Has Asus motherboard, yes I replaced with identical hard drive.and I reconnected both data cabla and power cord.. I wonder if it is motherboard..
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Darr247Connect With a Mentor Commented:
HomeBrew/motherboard maker+model# should be enough for anyone that asks the brand/model of a home built computer.

Got any swollen caps on the board?  e.g.Swollen Caps (lower-right, next to burnt MOSFET)

You should get a Press F8 for Boot Menu message on the POST screen...  do that and select the DVD drive (pretty-sure vista is a DVD, not a CD) to boot from.
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1jawsAuthor Commented:
when I press f8 I see 1st floppy if I disable floppy or make a second or third choice than I only see Hard drive option to boot it from it. So, no DVD option from f8. If I make ATAPI CDROM as my first choice I still don't see that same option under after I hit f8
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1jawsAuthor Commented:
I have asus p5kc motherboard
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1jawsAuthor Commented:
this is what I have
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Darr247Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I'm starting to think the problem is, you have a CD drive and not a DVD drive. The vista install disk should be a DVD, not a CD.

Does the optical drive say anything on the front of it, like the model name?
Does it have "DVD with the ellipitical disk below the letters" logo on it?
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nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
if it won't boot from the DVD, that can be caused by :
-bad cd media, or bad CD drive - test with another one, or test these on another working PC
-bad connection or cable - check, or replace the cable, or use another connector
-bad ram
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noxchoConnect With a Mentor Global Support CoordinatorCommented:
hi nobus, he tested it already:
I have put the vista cd to another pc and it is fine. And, I placed working dvd drive to pc and still same problem. Which means, it is nothing to do with cd or the drive.

1jaws, do I understand it correctly that you connected working DVD-ROM to your Asus PC and it still won't start?
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NetRolller3DConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Can you take a photo of your "Main" screen in the BIOS Setup, where it shows recognized IDE and/or SATA drives?
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nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
well in the bios it sees a CD-rom, not a DVD Rom - so that can be the cause
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CallandorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Since you tried a working DVD drive in this machine and it fails, the problem may be the BIOS - try resetting it to defaults.  If that doesn't work, you may have a broken controller (which means buying a separate controller card or replacing the motherboard).
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1jawsAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for the support!! After checking every single cable hook ups and plugging in and out, finally now I could reboot fine. So, thanks all for the reply.
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