Disk boot failure when I installed a new SATA DVD writer
Hi I have just purchased and installed a new NEC 7191S DVDRW SATA Lightscribe and when I boot up the AMD 64 Athalon 3200+ 2.2GHz 2.5 GB of RAM (Winfast K8S 755A) Windows XP SP3 my computer comes up with a Disk Boot failure. I have two hard drives installed as master and slave on the IDE slots. If I diconnect the SATA signal cable from the motherboard and boot up - It starts up fine. Looking at the User Manual for the motherboard it states "These connectors support the thin Serial ATA cables for primary internal storage devices". Does this mean that on boot up the BIOS selects SATA over IDE drives to load the programme? If so, is there a BIOS update that resolves this issue? If not then how do i resolve this issue? Thanks for your help
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Re: Disk boot failure when I installed a new SATA DVD...
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.
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Hi. if you're getting the same 'disk read error' when the DVD drive is attached and detached, then the error relates to the hard disk, that you're supposedly trying to install XP onto.
Ultimately you want the board to boot the DVD drive first. A quick change to the 'Boot priority' in the BIOS should sort it.
Restart your computer.
Press <DEL> to enter BIOS SETUP.
Look for "Boot" options, and change the "Boot Order" to make the CD/DVD the _first_ boot-device.
Save/Exit from BIOS SETUP.
Boot from the CD/DVD drive.
You're Intel motherboard does support up to 4 SATA hard disk drives including SATA CD-ROM / DVD-ROM drive, reader/writers. This MB also includes two serial ATA IDE ports. 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. You'll need to enter the bios when you're system boots-up. Press the F2 key on you're keyboard right after hearing a single beep. You will than enter the bios main menu. Listed at the main menu are devices connect to the motherboard. (Instruction on how to move around in the bios is listed at the bottom of the screen). Mainly, the hard disk drive or (drives) and the SATA DVD writer. You'll need to open the Boot tab. Look for boot order. You want the boot order set like so; First boot device: [Floppy disk] drive; if one is connected. Second Boot device: [Primary Hard Disk] drive. (The drive with windows installed on it). (This drive may be ATA IDE or SATA; you did not provide that information). Third Boot device: [DVD-Rom] drive. Save and exit the bios. The system will auto restart. You're windows operating system should load correctly after the auto re-start. The SATA data cable and the SATA power cable should be checked for good connection. It only takes a little bump to make either loose. Here is the link to Intel for you're motherboard; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=%22+D102GGC2+%22
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.
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.
Hi whistler1410, you need to enter your bios menu. Press the delete key every couple of seconds to load the bios menu.
Once in the bios (See instructions located at the bottom of the menu, to help you move about).
You should see all connected drives at the main menu.
This includes the SATA writer & hard disk drives.
Go to the bios menu, BOOT.
SATA drive even DVD drives are seen by the bios as a master drive. So within the BOOT menu go to "Boot device priority".
The boot priority should read as follows.
First boot device [Floppy disk drive] (If one is connected)
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".
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Good luck whistler1410!
ok reboot you computer and press delete when your bios boot screen appear then go on your hdd-ide-sata screen and look your sata configuration and set it on sata-enhanced or compatible this is becose you are running on windows xp. bye and good look