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Windows 7: SATA DVD not bootable in BIOS

10 Jun 2011   #1
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
SATA DVD not bootable in BIOS

Hi All:

I recently got a new SATA DVD drive.

I have an IDE optical installed as well.

The IDE DVD shows up in BIOS as a bootable device, but not the SATA DVD.

FYI: I have two SSDs installed with one as the boot drive.

TIA!
Richard


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10 Jun 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is the controller that the new drive is connected too set as SATA mode or IDE mode? If SATA mode set it to run in IDE mode and it will likely show up as a boot device.
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10 Jun 2011   #3
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

stormy13:

Thanks for the quick reply.

Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of buying a SATA drive?
Will I lose throughput? Any other negative side-effects?

Just asking,
Richard
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10 Jun 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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
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10 Jun 2011   #5
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Informative and thanks stormy13!
I'll give it a try,
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10 Jun 2011   #6
Hopalong X

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

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.


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10 Jun 2011   #7
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

@Hopalong X:
You're surely right about those lousy things they call manuals these days.
The reason I never look at them is because they end up confusing more than helping.

I see what you're saying in the settings and I will do that.

My manual is so thin I could use it as a spark plug gapping tool.

Thanks!
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10 Jun 2011   #8
Hopalong X

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

I had to decipher my manual when I built this last August.

I have learned to decipher their manuals better as I have learned here on the forum.
Even so it is often a guess as to the meaning or action to take.

Now all you have to do is find 5 and 6 on the board. On mine 1-2 are marked and seperate but 3-6 are in a 4 plug array and individually unmarked.

Let us know if that works.
Mike
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12 Jun 2011   #9
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I marked this as solved prematurely and don't know how to 'Unsolve' it.

In any case, I tried various combinations of the IDE vs AHCI and Auto vs CD-ROM settings in BIOS- to no avail.
In fact, when I set the CD-ROM option I got an error at boot-up telling me about ATAPI incompatibility.

So, I'm still at a loss on how to boot from my SATA DVD.
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12 Jun 2011   #10
Hopalong X

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

I didn't find anything useful to me to help you further from the manual.

So I am at a loss at the moment also.

I'll post back if I think or find any additional info.

Mike
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