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SATA DVD Drive problem

Post by RDD on Mon Feb 08 2010, 22:19

OK, this is rather lame but I cannot boot from a recently installed SATA DVD drive. The boot up sequence in BIOS is set up correctly, however I never get the usual message which asks you to hit a key if you want to boot up from the CD/DVD, it skips straight to the launch sequence of the various partitions. The drive itself works fine, reading, writing, etc. except if I need to boot up to repair or reinstall Windows, it won't do it. I read that you need to play with the bios settings and configure it in "IDE mode" or something but not sure how to do it. Anyone else ran into a similar problem?

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Re: SATA DVD Drive problem

Post by RDD on Mon Feb 08 2010, 23:31

Never mind, I changed the slot and it worked. Apparently some Nforce chipsets only recognize 4 of the SATA slots as native, I had mine in no.5.
Dumbass.

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Re: SATA DVD Drive problem

Post by Henrik on Mon Feb 08 2010, 23:45

That was going to be my initial answer, not that you are a dumbass but to try another slot. It is quite common it seems that only four slots are recognized as native.

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Re: SATA DVD Drive problem

Post by RDD on Tue Feb 09 2010, 01:56

Yet it beats me why the drive worked fine in just about any other task but booting up.

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Re: SATA DVD Drive problem

Post by gueuzeman on Tue Feb 09 2010, 09:30

SATAN has his own kind of DVD drive? Gee, I always learn something new here........
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