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Special Bios To Boot From Dvd Drive?

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#1 dooglex


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Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:51 PM

Im trying to install a new HDD and i have it formatted but need to boot off DVD and then install to it, the problem is that whenever i try to boot off dvd it gives an error about failed dashboard and wont boot without the hdd.

Is there a bios setting to force a boot from cd rather than the hdd?

#2 xboxmods2977


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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:23 PM

More info is needed about your xbox for a definitive answer but...

The xbox first attempts to boot from DVD by default unless disabled in bios. If no disc is present, or if the present disc is unreadable, it will try the HD next.

So, this means that if you are attempting to boot from a CD/DVD and it appears that the xbox is overlooking the disc in the tray, it isn't. The disc simply can't be read.

Check the disc and/or DVD Drive.

How is your xbox modded.
What is the error number you get?

Edited by xboxmods2977, 02 January 2010 - 12:25 PM.

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