Precision T5400 won't boot off of disc or PCIe drive
When trying to boot off of a Windows 7 installation disc, the computer freezes right after selecting that boot option, then pressing another key causes it to reboot. However, it was able to boot off of a USB thumb drive containing Windows 7.
I used the USB drive to install Windows 7 to a Kingston Predator PCIe SSD. Unfortunately, when I try to boot off of the PCIe SSD I get the same issue as when trying to boot from a disc (freezes then reboots after a key stroke). I tested the SSD in another computer and was able to boot into Windows just fine. On the Dell, the drive shows up in the BIOS and I am able to assign it a boot order etc.
Please let me know if there's anything I can do. I could understand compatibility issues between such an old computer and such a new hard drive, but it's strange that the exact same behavior occurs when trying to boot using the computer's internal DVD drive.