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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not boot when I unplug optical drive.

27 May 2012   #21
Kaktussoft

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bsod stopcode please. And does it start succesfully in safe mode?


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27 May 2012   #22
patchypower

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
bsod stopcode please. And does it start succesfully in safe mode?
Sorry it took a little while. I just took of a picture of it because it was easier. I tried booting in safemode and it didnt boot. No-Go. Optical plugged back in and everything is working fine. Here is the stopcode

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27 May 2012   #23
Kaktussoft

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iastor.sys is the intel sata driver. Install iastorv.sys instead.

Steps:
goto device manager.
open IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
rightclick on Intel .... SATA AHCI controller ->upgrade driver
"on my computer"
"choose from list"
show compatible only
click "standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA controler"
click next
etc
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27 May 2012   #24
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Perhaps removing the Optical Drive altogether in the boot order in the BIOS and putting the system volume drive or system reserved drive (as the case may be) as the first one to boot from might help. That because perhaps there is no Optical Drive but there may be an entry in the BIOS for you used one to install the OS.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patchypower View Post
Hi Guys. I just built a new pc a few days ago. I am running windows 7 ultimate activated and all. It runs perfect. I used my brothers optical drive to install windows 7. When I unplug the optical drive windows wont boot at all. It shows teh logo for about half a second and then restarts over and over. I manually turn of the pc and plug the optical drive back in.....and it boots fine with no problems. Im not sure what could be the problem and any help would be appreciated.

Im running the following:

3570k
tx750 corsair psu
16 gb corsair vengeance ram
H100
crucial m4 256 ssd
wd 1 TB caviar black hdd
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27 May 2012   #25
patchypower

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
iastor.sys is the intel sata driver. Install iastorv.sys instead.

Steps:
goto device manager.
open IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
rightclick on Intel .... SATA AHCI controller ->upgrade driver
"on my computer"
"choose from list"
show compatible only
click "standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA controler"
click next
etc
PERFECT!! Followed the steps .........shutdown computer.......unplugged optical drive and booted up perfectly. Thank you sooo much! I really Appreciate your help!!
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28 May 2012   #26
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

How did you detach the optical drive? Did you just disconnect the power cable or data cable as well?
Did you disconnect cables from optical or from motherboard or from both sides?
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