Question about Abit NI8-SLI Motherboard
I recently purchased a Sony Optiarc SATA DVD drive for my Abit NI8 SLI mobo.
When used with a WD raptor SATA HDD, the computer will not boot.
When used with a WD IDE HDD, the computer boots properly.
Is there a fix for this? I am using the latest bios chipset for this mobo.
You must have added the SATA drive after setting up the IDE. If both drives are using the same os this will not function. Ony one drive can have the os on it. All SATA's are seen as a master.
To correct this problem, disconnect the IDE drive. Hook up the SATA drive. Again if the SATA has the os on it everything will run. Change the jumper on the IDE and set it as a slave. Hook the IDE up. Enter the bios & do not list the IDE in the boot to section. Problem solved. While in windows, format the IDE drive.
You do not want windows thinking you want a dual boot system.
So you understand, in the bios -boot settings this is how things should be listed.
Boot device 1 Sony Optiarc DVD drive
Boot device 2 WD raptor SATA, In-stall your os to this drive
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
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