Dear Postalsusie 1) Surprisingly, there are NO jumper on these CD drives. These are the new LIGHTSCRIBE ASUS type that can grave special DVD / CD on the top so you don't have to print on them...
2) The sataCD hs a strange behavior with this motherboard (mobo)
Althrough it is seen at start as a Raid it is NOT specificaly seen on my BIOS in the sata range.
BUT I fund the solution (thank you) It was in the IDE SETTINGS of the bios: the sata settings are there too. I had to specify NOT to consider the sata as raid. RAID might have been setup by default (?)on this mobo.
a restart and go, it boot.John Dow for www.GUMP.FR
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Re: i CAN'T boot from CD on SATA
Hi, Have you set the jumpers on the SATA drive to PRIMARY DRIVE?(first drive) Google a picture if you are unfamiliar with this. Its simple to change.
The most likely problem is that your bios is not set up to boot to that drive first.(or at all) Go into your bios (it usually says which key to press on start up in the black screen) it could be F1 key or DEL key or F2. Once in, be very careful not to mess anything up. You can always choose 'DO NOT SAVE CHANGES and EXIT' without worrying you have done anything wrong. Nothing will save any changes you have made, unless you specifically tell it to save, ok ?
Look through the bios options until you see 'first boot device' (its probably under 'advanced options)use arrow keys and ENTER and ESC to move around in the screens. you can change which device your computer boots to first. (by highlighting it and then using your = and - keys.)in your case, you want to select 1) sata CD drive 2) hard drive and you can make your 3rd device your other CD if you like.(if this is in fact an ALL IN ONE SATA DVD reader and writer, then it should be the ONLY DVD or CD on your system.) use your arrow buttons to move around in the bios settings. you can always exit without saving and leave your system the way it was.*S* But once you have it set to boot in this order correctly ESCape out of that screen until you see SAVE AND EXIT Your computer will then reboot and you should be in business. I trust this is the correct solution. If not please submit specifics about your computer model and the model of CD you are installing.Good luck
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Reasons a sata device might not be recognized in BIOS:
(1)Serial ATA disabled, enter bios and enable SATA.
(2)Serial ATA cable defective
(3)Serial ATA drive defective
(4)Serial ATA cable defective
(5)Serial ATA device not plugged into power.
(6)Serial ATA power adapter defective.
Suggest you connect the plextor to the SATA port 3 and set it's jumper to Master. All SATA drives are seen as Master drives. (Check the serial number on your WD SATA drive "Primary". Enter the bios menu. Within page 3-7 section 3-3 Advanced bios features. Check, 1st, 2nd and third boot devices. Floppy disk drive as, 1st boot device. 2nd boot device, "Primary WD SATA port 1". 3rd boot device, CD-ROM drive SATA port 2, Plextor 880sa drive". Save and exit the bios. If you no longer have you're manual you can download it from the link provided below; http://ftp.abit.com.tw/pub/download/fae/ic7-g_eng_v101.pdf Check page 3-13. See OnChip serial ATA Mode. As noted, the RAID option is available when the item "OnChip serial ATA" is set as [Enhanced Mode].
Once you reset the bios everything goes to manufactures default settings. You will need to make some changes within the bios. You'll need the help of the manual. See page 3-20. If your operating system is loaded on to the ATA IDE drive make sure you set bios settings as follows: Connect the ATA IDE to MB primary master IDE port. Connect the ATA SATA drive to the MB's first SATA port. ATA Configuration Set as, [P-ATA+S-ATA] S-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the SATA controller. P-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the IDE controller. On-chip IDE configuration, "ATA Configuration = [P-ATA+S-ATA]". Next go to Boot menu. Make sure the ATA IDE drive is chosen as boot device three. First boot device [Floppy] (If you have a floppy disk drive connected.) Second boot device would be [DVD/CD-ROM] drive. This should be connected to the MB's secondary IDE port & the DVD/CD-ROM drives Master/Slave jumper, set to Master. Third boot device [ATA IDE drive] If your boot drive is the SATA drive than set: third boot device to the SATA drive. (Hard disk drive with operating system loaded on it). Save your changes & exit the bios. Keep in mind all ATA SATA drives are seen as Master drives. SATA drives are seen by the SATA controller & in order by their connection to the SATA port number. Save & exit the bios. The system will auto restart. Windows should start.
Hi m_k_bishop, You must connect the CD-RW drive to the Secondary IDE connector on your board. It can not be connected to the Primary IDE port. (All SATA drives are seen as master drives in the bios). With that in mind there shouldn't be any data cable connected to the Primary IDE slot. When you first load the Bios menu screen you should see your CD-RW listed & you should see your SATA drive listed. Go to the title, " BOOT " in your bios. (If your system has a floppy disk drive connected your Boot menu should read as follows); First boot device [Floppy Disk] Second boot device [Your CD-RW drive] Third boot device [Your SATA drive as shown from the main menu] No need for a fourth device. Save the bios & exit. The system will auto restart. (At boot up re-enter your bios). Next change the [RAID Mode] to SATA or Enabled anything but RAID. Once completed save & exit the bios. If everything is connected correctly & you made the changes above your system should see your SATA drive & windows should install. (Load the windows CD into your CD-RW drive). The Asus manual lacks the proper information needed for you to make the correct setting changes in the bios. Good luck m_k_bishop! Post back if still have trouble... You shouldn't! Mike
Hi rafiqbrush, let me go over a few things for the P5B MB. There is a total of 5 serial ATA SATA drive ports on the board & one ATA IDE/PATA port. The 4 main SATA ports are numbered, 1 - 4. Your primary SATA drive must be connected to SATA port 1. Your second SATA drive must be connected to SATA port 3. See page 2-26 in your manual. All SATA drives are seen as master drives. Once the two SATA drives are connected (As per manual), boot to the bios main menu. At the main bios menu make sure your bios shows both SATA drives. Than go to the bios title "Boot". Make sure your primary SATA drive 1 is listed in the boot order. Save & exit the bios. (SATA drive 1 must have windows installed on it). Link to Asus P5B web site; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=P5B&SLanguage=en-us
Good luck rafiqbrush! Thank you for using fixya. Mike
Things need to be turned on in your bios patrohi. This is why windows didn't boot to the SATA. You need to use your manual & make sure the, Serial ATA Controller is [Enabled]
Within the Advanved menue under SouthBridge Configuration.
At the Main menue the SATA drive should be listed.
Boot settings need to change as well. At Boot Settings Configurations. Make sure your SATA drive is listed.
Boot order should list like, Floppy 1st, CDROM 2nd, SATA 3rd. The SATA will not list as a SATA but the model number of the SATA drive. Once all these settings are set save & exit. Your drive should show up for work & the windows CD should load.
Hi, All dual drive capable boards read the SATA first, just make sure both SATA & IDE are enabled in the BIOS, load your O/S as normal this will load on the 1st SATA and the others will be auto detected as drives D and E, the IDDE will be E by default.