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Windows 7: Asus p5gd2 deluxe mb and windows 7

05 Nov 2011   #11
Juice32

Windows vista 32
 
 

I am sorry if I was not clear. I will give you the long version. I was running win xp with one hard drive on the primary ide and two dvd dirves on there own ide cables too the other ide slots the motherboard is a asus p5gd2 deluxe. I wanted to up grade to windows 7 so I ran the microsoft win 7 compatiablity software and everything checked out. I went to do a clean install of win 7, the disk would load untill it got to the install portion. At that point neither of the dvd drives would show up and windows 7 had no place to load from. I eventually was able to load win 7 by burning the install disk to a usb stick and loading it that way. Hopeing that after win 7 was loaded it would see the dvd drives. Not the case I tried everything but they will not show up eventhough win 7 was running fine and the hard drive showed up neither dvd drives would display. I searched the internet with no success and also called asus and was told that the mb did not support win 7 because it was too old. But I read of people running it online because they are having trouble with the built in sound card but nothing about dvd drives. Finally I got a copy of vista 32 bit and loaded that instead with no problems and was running it untill my hd died the other day. I also tried to go from vista to win 7 hoping because they are simular that win 7 would see the drives not the case. I thought I would reasearch this topic again since i have to replace the hard drive. I know I could buy a newer mb and solve my problems that way but at that point I might as well build a new computer. (This is a home build by the way) which is something I dont want to do right now. Especially after reading that people are running it on this mb. I hope that clears things up a little and i thank you for your help.


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05 Nov 2011   #12
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
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You are not doing bad with the info keep chugging.

The best I can do is suggest some settings to try to get the bios to find the optical disks.
Try the "Onboard IDE Operate Mode" [Compatiable Mode} It is probably now set to[ Enhanced].
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If this doesn't work set it back to the original setting. You will have to make the change and reboot to see if it works.
"Configure Sata" as [Standard IDE] should be correct for the time being.
You could set the "IDE Detect Time Out" to [35] if it's not already there.
Check out the jumper settings on the Optical drives and see how they are set master? Slave? Cable Select? Don't make any changes without making a note of the original position so you can get back to where you began.
Possible combinations are "master" and a "slave". You have two header one is a primary so I would consider that the master. The other would be a slave.
They both could be set to "cable select" Which should work the way I read the manual.
I have never seen a board like this, so there is some guessing going on here.
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05 Nov 2011   #13
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
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If anyone is reading this thread feel free to jump in. I'm about out of ideas except for the routine such as checking cables to see if they are tight etc.
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14 Nov 2011   #14
Juice32

Windows vista 32
 
 

Thank you for your help I was able to finally get windows 7 to see my dvd drives. I hooked the hard drive up serial ata and hooked the dvd drives up on the primary IDE. I put both of them on one cable with cable select on both units and it works great. Thanks again.
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14 Nov 2011   #15
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Yippee

You did great. Glad you got it fixed.
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