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Can't get ECS PM800-M2 to boot to SATA drive.

I have selected the SATA drive as the first boot device, but it still boots to the IDE drive. If I disconnect the IDE drive, the computer hangs up and won' boot at all. The SATA drive is recognized on the IDE 2 Master position, the IDE drive shows on the IDE 0 Master, and my DVD writer shows up at IDE 1 Master. How do I get it to boot to the SATA drive?

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You need to make sure that your SATA drive has an Operating system on it. It can't boot if it only has a data drive.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013

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bronk50

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SOURCE: my mp800-m2 motherboard doesn't want

First, check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one that contains Windows.
Check that there are no CDs or DVDs 3 1/2 inch floppy discs
in the CD/DVD,3.1/2 floppydrives.
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.





hope this helps


Posted on Jan 21, 2011

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byteguy

Art Ellison

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SOURCE: i can't install a 500gb

When you install the drive, go to "Computer" or "my computer" and right-click on the icon.
From the dropdown menu, choose "manage".
Click on Disk Management. You will see your C: drive there and it will tell you what it is.
You will probably also see the new drive, but it will appear as unknown. You can right-click on it to initialize it and format it if it is not formatted.
There you go.

Posted on May 09, 2011

sandrew

andrew pester

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SOURCE: New board will not install com ports 1 & 2 and lpt1 printer port & floppy dr A

what you should have done was uninstalled the old motherboard drivers first as these drivers will be running the board although incorrectly, if you still have the installation disc run it as if to install, but it should show up with the option to uninstall the drivers.

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

SOURCE: continous beep every 6 seconds

There is either a problem with your memory or your BIOS settings. Did you recently change any settings in your BIOS? If so try resetting it. You may refer to the motherboard user Guide for help regarding resetting your BIOS/CMOS settings. If you cant find it you may also try to remove the CMOS battery on your motherboard for a few hours and then connect it back this should have reset your BIOS.

If you are sure you havent changed any settings then there may be a problem with your RAM or the slot in which the RAM is connected. Check it by using a spare slot on your comp. If it does nt work then you may have to replace your system RAM.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

leecom72

Lee Hodgson

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SOURCE: Switching from 40GB IDE HDD to 500GB SATA HDD. SATA won't boot.

Hi there
No there is no need to change any jumpers on a sata drive, go into the bios settings and tell the bios to boot from the western digital drive only.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!!

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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Check that there are no CDs or DVDs 3 1/2 inch floppy discs
in the CD/DVD,3.1/2 floppydrives.
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
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