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PC won't boot from ANY CD...

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October 31, 2006 7:01:31 PM

...unless i disconnect one of them. Neither of my two DVD-RW drives will boot any bootable CD while they are both attached to the same IDE cable. They are set up as Master and Slave. I have also tried them both as Cable Select' but it had no effect. If it tries to boot from a CD with them both connected, the PC just freeezes at the 'Boot from CD' screen. The drive will read the disc, the LED will go out, the CD will spin up, but then thats it. Nothing.

Motherboard is an ECS KV2 Extreme, and the drives are an Aopen DUW1616L and a LiteOn SHW-16H5S.

Any help is appreciated.

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November 2, 2006 3:04:36 PM

hi.
1.change ide cable
2.be sure the driver are market correntcly.
there is no reason why they do not boot fromm cd.
November 3, 2006 4:49:41 PM

On most motherboard you neither need to, nor want to mess with the master/slave jumpers to control the boot order.

Instead enter the BIOS/CMOS setup.

The setup varies from BIOS to BIOS, but there should be a boot priority settings somewhere.

Ensure that your optical drives have a higher priority than your hard drives.

Anytime you add a new drive you need to recheck the boot priority settings.
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