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Windows 7: W7 won't boot without dvd drive connected

20 Mar 2010   #1

W7 won't boot without dvd drive connected

This is a bizarre one.

I have to use my sata dvd drive in another pc ,so i disconnected it,and all i'm left with now are my 2 sata hard disks,(the boot disk and one for media and such).But now my pc will just not boot .So i reconnected the dvd drive again and voila ,normal booting .

I had a check in the bios,to see what was selected as the boot device and the dvd sata drive is/was never set as the first boot device,always the sata hd.


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20 Mar 2010   #2

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Try pluging your drives in this order.

(HD 1) Disk0 into Sata1
(HD 2) Disk1 into Sata2
(DVD 1) Disk0 into Sata3

Can you post your specs.

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20 Mar 2010   #3


Finally fixed the problem.

I don't know if this is what other motherboard users have to do,but with this biostar A740G M2+ ,i had to load the default bios settings,(with the dvd drive disconnected)then change them back to what i had set them to before the Os boot failure

Error details were-"secondary slave drive ATAPI incompatible ".

Still a strange one,as the bios settings are now set back to exactly what they were ?
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