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Computer will not boot with Pioner Blu-Ray BDC-SO2 installed.

New computer with ASUS M2N8-VMX motherboard, 2 Gigs RAM, AMD Dual Core CPU, one WD 160GB SATA Hardrive and One PATA DVD Drive with Win XP Home.
Boots normally until I install Pioneer BDC-SO2 SATA Blu-Ray drive.
Have flashed drive with Pioneer Update, still no go.
Computer appears not to be able to see Hard Drive to boot.
Sticks on Windows Loading with loading indicator running continuously
Boots OK in SAFE MODE and can see all drives.
Have reloaded Windows and Asus M/B drivers and utilities several times.
It would appear the two SATA drives are fighting over which one is Master.
Any assistance or thoughts would be gratefully appreciated.

S. Tokarek

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Hi stokarek,
With respect to SATA drives. All are master drives. As you mentioned if there is a fight between drives the trouble can be settled in the bios. I gather the WD160GB drive holds windows on it & the WD is connected to SATA 1 port. Enter you're bios & go to the Boot section. Open you're manual to section 2.6 boot menu page 2-32. Make sure you're WD is the only hard disk drive listed. After you add the Blu-Ray (To SATA 2 port), (its pin setting should be set as master. Than go back to the boot menu & make sure the Blu-Ray drive is listed under the WD drive.
Keep in mind for the future that if you want to boot to the Blu-Ray drive you'll need to press the F8 key at boot up. Windows select boot device window will open & high-light the Blu-Ray & press enter so the Blu-Ray will boot. Windows should no longer stall. If this does not work try switching the pin on the blu-ray to slave. (I'm not sure there is even a pin setting on the blu-ray drive. Never the less the bios boot order is the boss.

Link to Asus main driver site for ASUS M2N8-VMX
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=M2N8-VMX&SLanguage=en-us

Good Luck stokarek!
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