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Can't boot from DVD writer in BIOS but DVD writer is working fine in widows and DVD Writer is of SATA and hard disk is of IDE

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  • peter335 Feb 12, 2009


    I want to reformat my XP computer. I have a dvd writer (replaced a CD-ROM) and a dvd ROM. When I try to reboot with the XP disk in either drive it is not recognised - I changed First Boot Device to CDROM but when I get the message "press any key to boot from cd" nothing happens and it boots normally. The writer works normally for dvds and the dvd-rom works normally for playing cds or dvds.

    I have checked the BIOS - Standard CMOS Features which show:


    • IDE Primary Master Maxtor 6Y080L0

    • IDE Primary Slave Maxtor 86480D6

    • IDE Secondary Master DVDRW IDE H16X

    • IDE Secondary Slave as Lite-On Combo LTC-48

    so both drives are recognised. Checking the Advanced BIOS Features, if I want to change any of the Boot Devices I am given a choice of floppy, LS120, HDD-0, SCSI, CDROM, HDD1, HDD2, HDD3, ZIP100, USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-CDROM, USB-HDD and LAN. You will see that there is no DVDRW or DVD-ROM. So how do I change the Adanced BIOS Features so that I can boot from either of these drives with the XP disk?

  • MrJeebs May 11, 2010

    Did you set the DVD writer as the first boot device in the BIOS?

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Your booteable cd my be problem
insert other new bootable disk check once

Posted on Nov 08, 2013

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map9966
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SOURCE: Disk boot failure when I installed a new SATA DVD writer

Start the system & enter you're bios & use you're manual to help guide you on this. Go to the Boot section of the bios. You can set the boot order. Normal boot order is like this:
1st boot device, floppy disk (if one is connected).
2nd boot device, cdrom drive
3rd boot device, hard drive
(Drive the has windows installed on it).
Save & exit the bios. The system will restart & windows should load. If it does not, than you picked the wrong hard drive.

Good luck!
Mike

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Recognizing my sata DVD writer in bios mode

How about a work-around?
(Your post is so old now that you probably figured out a solution . . . so this is for other readers)

I have the exact same motherboard, and a SIMILAR problem.
I have a PATA CD/DVD drive . . . so no problem there.
But I have a SATA hard drive, and the BIOS does NOT see it.
So when I boot from the WinXP CD, that is fine,
but then the install process claims I have no hard drive!
So how can I reinstall WinXP to a hard drive that doesn't exist yet?

Solution that didn't work:
So I knew the ASUS SATA driver (embedded in their RAID driver) needed to be loaded,
and TRUE, the WinXP install process gave me the opportunity (via F6 key) to install any
additional driver for a mass storage device. Great! So, with the latest driver on the floppy
from ASUS using their "MakeDisk" utility, I let the Windows install process read in the driver.
Well, it made the hard disk visible to the installation . . . sort of . . . but then it took me
to the Recovery Console (which I didn't want or need) rather than the Repair Install process
(and there was no "R" option available to initiate the Repair). So, gave up on that!

Solution that I think is sure to work:
Go to Ebay, and buy from Hong Kong a PATA to SATA adapter for about $7.50 including shipping. It is a great deal! And customer ratings gave HIGH marks, so the seller is trustworthy.
Make sure not to buy the SATA to PATA (the other direction), and also, I'd suggest buying the
version in which the little adapter card plugs directly (without a cable) into the PATA socket
on the motherboard, and then plug the SATA cable from it to the SATA hard drive (or the
SATA CD/DVD drive in your case). Connect the power jacks as needed. And presto!
You have converted the PATA interface to a SATA interface which needs no SATA driver!
The BIOS will see the SATA drive as a PATA drive (how clever!). After doing the WinXP
install or whatever, switch back to the way things were and save your adapter card for next time.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

wayneard
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SOURCE: Connection of DVD writer having SATA cable

The blue ports on this motherboard are SATA ports.

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This is a SATA cable:

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Posted on Mar 30, 2009

wings_it
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SOURCE: PC Does not boot up with LG SATA DVD Writer

Did you try to move the small jumper next to the connector on the back of the DVD writer.
Then try to choose different places to connect your DVD on the motherboard.
Check if you have the right driver or reinstall it.

Hope its help, don't forget to rate.
Cheers

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

jennifer720
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SOURCE: my sata Dvd Writer 22xsuper-writermaster SH-223 is not bootable

Try pressing F12 at splashscreen (compaq splashscreen) and it will give you bootable options. Choose DVD drive.

If that doesn't work, press F2 (bios options) and change the bootable disk drives. The DVD should be the first, followed by the hard drive and then the floppy next.

Reboot and your PC will tell you to press any key to boot from CD.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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The most likely reason you're system is not booting is because all SATA ports are all seen as Master drives. By connecting the SATA DVD-ROM drive the bios auto configured the SATA ports.
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1. Bad Sata controller onboard
2. Sata controller is disabled in the bios.

The Fix

1. Purchase a independent sata controller there like $25 bucks.

2. Try going into the bios under advanced and make sure its not disabled.

I sure hope this finds your Very Helpful vote! Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderul New Year!

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Check your bios settings. If you already have two SATA hard disk drives in your system the bios should also list your SATA DVD writer as third in the list. Make sure the bios list the DVD writer. Remember all SATA drives including SATA DVD drives are all seen as Masters. Check your Boot order settings as well. If windows sill does not list a drive letter for your SATA DVD click, Start/Run and type: diskmgmt.msc in the run window. Assign a drive letter to the drive manually.

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  2. Buy an external USB to IDE Hard disk enclosure.
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Hope its help, don't forget to rate.
Cheers

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Second boot device [Your SATA DVD writer]
Third boot device [Your primary hard disk drive] (The drive with windows loaded on it).
If you do not have a floppy disk drive than make the first boot device your DVD writer.
Save the bios & exit the bios. You should not receive "boot disk error message anymore".

Run into a problem, post here.
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2nd boot device, cdrom drive
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Good luck!
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