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BIOS and Sony CD-RW CRX300E

My Bios don´t find the sony CD-RW , it only find the ATAPI-CDROM.
So, don´t show me the option in BOOT sequence.
can you help me ?


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  • sfreire Jul 15, 2008

    Thanks, i try this, but i dont have a option in my boot sequence
    named sony cdrx300e, the option ATAPI CD-ROM dont´t work.
    How to for the option SONY CDRX300E appear in my boot sequence ?

  • sfreire Jul 22, 2008

    Yes, i put a bootable cd in it, but i don´t have success.
    the option SONY CDRX300E in my boot sequences disapear,
    the option ATAPI-CDROM don´t work, what hapens with the BIOS ?

    OBS.: The Windows XP after o boot from HD recognize the

    my motherboard is: ASUS PC5GC-MX/1333

    Thanks in advance,




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Your Sony CD-RW is an ATAPI CD-ROM for the purpose of your BIOS. Without you specifying the motherboard brand and model, it is hard to tell you what your issue could be.

Nearly all PC motherboards made after 1995 will allow you to boot from the CD. Enter the BIOS setup screen by pressing, during POST, <DEL> or <CTR>-S (Gateway), <F1> or <F2> and look for boot sequence. Some MB's have a boot sequence key you can press to select the boot device for that boot instance only.

If you are trying to say that you have an ATAPI CD-ROM and the Sony CD-RW, then check your master/slave/cable select jumper settings on the device. Each IDE channel can have at most one master and one slave.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

  • Pavel Jul 15, 2008

    Ok, thanks for the great rating on that. Although I was completely correct on the issue, I shall now reiterate.

    Of course you don't have an option for Sony CRX300e in your BIOS' boot sequence. The BIOS does not read the manufacturer's info when it polls the devices. At best it will say report the exact type of device, such as CD-RW or DVD-ROM or ATAPI CD-ROM.

    Let's get this straight. YOU HAVE ONLY ONE CD type DRIVE and the BIOS reports it as ATAPI CD-ROM. Correct?

    That ATAPI CD-ROM IS your Sony CRX300e. If the computer won't boot from it, try putting a bootable CD or DVD in it. Those in the business recognize that drive as being, what we say, OLD. Try cleaning it.

    Did I mention try putting a BOOTABLE CD or DVD in it?

    Again, thanks for the great rating!



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