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Windows 7: SATA DVD not bootable in BIOS

12 Jun 2011   #11
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Apart from the boot up problem does the drive show up in windows?


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12 Jun 2011   #12
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have just found this I believe you are not using RAID but it is still rather coincidental


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12 Jun 2011   #13
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In view of my last post I hope this is a typo lol. A snip from your MOBO manual. No mention of a SATA ODD


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12 Jun 2011   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If you set the Bios as we discussed the other day to CD per below manual Snip with CD plugged to Port 5 or 6 change the CD Bios setting to Auto and let the Bios configure the CD player.
That is what my board did automatically. Set to Auto and recognized as CD.
I plugged it in the designated port and let the Bios recognize it.
Of course you may have already tried this.

Also unplugging the old CD player and just letting the SATA CD player be recognized and see if it works properly. If it is then replug the old one.
Could be a conflict with both until the newer one is installed properly.

It is a bit of a guess and long shot but that is all I have at the moment.
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12 Jun 2011   #15
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Hey Pooch.

I was typing while you were posting.

I knew I saw something about ATAPI the other day but didn't find it this morning.

I see you did find it.
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12 Jun 2011   #16
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

@pooch: you're right- no RAID set up at the moment

@Hopalong X: I guess I can try unplugging the IDE DVD; this is turning into kind of a pain. Why can't anything be simple in Computer World?

I'll try this, maybe tomorrow, and get back here with the results...
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12 Jun 2011   #17
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Hey Pooch.

I was typing while you were posting.

I knew I saw something about ATAPI the other day but didn't find it this morning.

I see you did find it.
lol I still hope its a typo


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
@pooch: you're right- no RAID set up at the moment
I think it still might be a good move to do the BIOS upgrade as I said, it is some coincidence that you cannot boot from your ODD even if you are not using RAID
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12 Jun 2011   #18
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I think Pooch found the problem not me.

The Bios update.

Use the EZ Flash2 utility at ASUS and all should go well.
Follow directions exactly! Save the old Bios first as suggested.


Good luck
Mike
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12 Jun 2011   #19
DalekOverSeer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
From your moboard manual.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6

2.3.3 TYPE - The note under this by pen or feather? whatever it is.

It would appear you need the CD drive plugged into SATA port 5 or 6 then select is as CD/Rom.

Then of course select it in Boot options to use it for the boot CD drive if wanted.

That is what I understand from reading through the manual. It isn't as straightforward in explanations as it could be.
I could be wrong.

Yes I downloaded manual. I have Asus board myself and the manuals are a bit ???? on some info. Sometimes need a decrypter to understand them.

there are only 5 not 6 sata on board, plus 1 esata. i would reset the bios to default and try once again. your mobo is new enough to have usb 3.0 so it should not have any problems with the sata dvd. i would say it is something with the dvd.
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12 Jun 2011   #20
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Other than a smaller cable SATA is of little to no benefit on an optical drive as they are still far too slow to take advantage of it. In fact,

LG DVD Burner GSA-H62N SATA vs GSA-H50N IDE - Overclockers Club
Hi there
Also on most MOBOS you have a LOT of SATA connections -- it's much easier adding hardware than struggling with the old large IDE ribbons and the power connections.

In fact on typical domestic (i.e Cheap) Disk drives SATA vs IDE / vs USB doesn't make a lot of speed difference -- you might as well leave the BIOS to IDE mode unless you have excellent reasons for changing it.

SSD's etc are another matter.

Cheers
jimbo
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