I recorded a bootable CD with the image that I downloaded from the Ubuntu site, using NTI CD MAKER. My laptop had a problem and I prefered to get it fixed without installing an OS. Now, when I try to run this CD it shows the following error mssage:

 Device driver not found: 'MSCD001'.

 No valid CDROM device drivers were selected

 Mouse driver was previously installed


If the drive wasn't working the CD wouldn't even start, I assume....So can anyone help me please!

Thank you!


It looks like the CD you burned contains DOS rather than Ubuntu (or perhaps contains both). One possible cause of this is if you told your CD burning software to do something special to make the CD bootable. Ubuntu .iso images are already bootable, so you don't need to do anything like that.

I recommend making a new CD using one of the officially recommended techniques described here. The problem here appears to be in the way you have used your CD burning software (or a bug in the software), and it would be difficult for us to give you advice about how specifically to correct that unless someone here happens to be experienced with the utility you used.

Alternatively, you might consider booting Ubuntu from a USB flash drive rather than a CD.

If you continue to have trouble, you should make sure to MD5 test the Ubuntu .iso image you downloaded.

This answer assumes you are booting from the CD correctly. The term "try to run this CD" is a bit confusing, though, so if my answer doesn't help, can you clarify what exactly you are doing with the CD after you burn it?

  • I recorded an ISO file from ubuntu.com/download/desktop and then burned it to a CD...when I tried to run it on the laptop nothing happened.... – csbl Jun 5 '12 at 3:52
  • The first CD i recorded it without giving the instruction to create a bootable cd, the 2nd one, I extracte the files to a folder and recorded then, adding the instructiuon that I wanted to create a bootable file... – csbl Jun 5 '12 at 3:53
  • is there a way I can do anything from the A:/> prompt line? – csbl Jun 5 '12 at 3:54
  • You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot your computer. Besides that, no, there's almost certainly no way for you to get into Ubuntu from that. – Eliah Kagan Jun 5 '12 at 3:55
  • @csbl What do you mean by "tried to run it"? What did you do with it, exactly, after you burned it? Did you reboot your computer, press the key that brings up your BIOS boot menu, and select to boot off the CD? Or did you do something else? When you say "nothing happened", was that for the 1st CD, or something else? And what do you mean when you say "nothing happened"? What did happen? Did you have a completely blank screen? Did the computer boot normally as though there were no CD in the drive? Or something else? – Eliah Kagan Jun 5 '12 at 3:56

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