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Boot failure asus a7v 133 motherboard installed a pci sata raid

Asus a7v 133 motherboard installed a pci sata raid card to operate a dvd rewriter which requires sata. Has picked up the card and installed drivers problem is when i attach the dvd drive, which it shows has been attached when you boot up,comes up with boot disk failure. Anybody have any suggestions?

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  • whistler1410 Mar 26, 2009

    Hi Mike thanks for the reply changed the boot up process but still boot disk error message. When I boot up shows dvd writer is attaced to card but doesnt seem to show on hardware in the bios. Is there something else I have to change have tried to update bios for the motherboard but cant get it download. Any suggestions would be great thanks Robert.

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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".

Run into a problem, post here.
Good luck whistler1410!
Mike

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009


    Hi Robert,

    checked Asus for bios update.

    A7V133 Beta BIOS 1010.01B, 2003/03/21 update.

    (Support 48 Bit HDD). This bios update will not help your issue.

    It's recommended never to flash your bios unless your sure it will correct an issue.
    The max data transferable bus speed of this board is 100MHz. Even if you attach a SATA drive, DVD or Hard disk drive your locked in by the motherboards bus speed. The motherboard uses an ATA 100 controller. When you added the PCI SATA card to your system you added another controller. Your board can only support the controllers built into the board.


    Are you using both IDE ports? How many IDE drives do you have in the system & include IDE CD/DVD drives.

    (Do not include the SATA writer. My bet is that all the current motherboard controllers are being used. Most likely this is why the "bios" does not see the SATA PCI card or more importantly the DVD writer. If you had a SATA hard disk drive & connected it to the SATA card I'll bet the bios would not see the SATA drive either.

    Now you should be able to use the adapter at this next link for your SATA writer but You'll need an opened IDE port.

    http://www.buyextras.com/coata66hadrt.ht...

    Here is the Google search link;

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...+

    I have come across this issue before. Getting too old & forget from time to time. If you want 100% confirmation of this you can call Asus tech at: 1-812-282-2787 IL U.S. M-F 8:00 to 5:00PM.

    Do not use your manual, its too old & the above number is correct. Oh & by the way, Asus web site is one of the most used sites on the web, other than Google. There is a chance that the IDE to SATA controller will also not show your SATA DVD writer in the bios.



    Keep me posted Robert!

    Mike





  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    Robert,

    please call Asus tech. This issue should work. Your board uses controllers to run IDE ports & PCI ports. Ask to pro's. You can call Asus at the above number I listed. You should be able to download the Beta bios: A7V133 Beta BIOS 1010.01B
    Support 48 Bit HDD.

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