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Hello everyone. I have a little problem. My 2 hard disks in the computer (physical HDD's) are connected by PATA IDE and they work fine. They're both connected to motherboard GA-EP41-UD3L connector. Both boot fine (I have Windows 7 Ulti on one and Windows Server 2008 Standard on the other one). My DVD drive is, however, a different story. Since I have only one IDE port on the motherboard, I was forced to buy Via SCSI IDE card controller for my DVD drive. It works perfectly fine when connected to my ASUS DRW-1814BL THROUGH WINDOWS. However, whenever I want to boot the disc before entering Windows selection boot, the drive doesn't start boot from the disc. I did set the boot options (1st CD/DVD drive) and it still fails to do it. It proceeds to boot from the HDD drives. I changed the cables to see if the card controller might be faulty, but it's working fine. I set the IDE cable from the card controller to one of the HDD, and the other HDD to the IDE port in the motherboard. Only one HDD (the one going to the motherboard) is recognized. However, inside Windows, I can access both HDD's. This concludes that the card controller is indeed not faulty and working well. What should I do? Help!
Sounds like the motherboard bios is only capable of booting from drives connected to the motherboard's ide connector and not additional / or external ide connectors. Looks like you would have to have 1 HDD and the CDRom Drive on the built in ide connector and the other hard drive on the extra ide connector you added. Although that would probably stop the other HDD from booting. Have you thought about putting both operating systems on the same drive. I do it all the time.
Posted on Feb 12, 2012
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