However - I simply can not get the system to boot from DVD i.e. what page 2 states should happen automatically with Vista if the cd-rom is in the boot sequence - it just constantly posts round and round (Intel raid takes a while to boot).
I have tried every combination of the Intel and Gigabyte raid combo on this board - I can get neither to look for the dvd.
Even pressing F12 and selecting the DVD drive in there (which allows it to then be selectable in the bios - instead of just saying cd-rom it states pwo lite-on dvd (which I thought was a breakthrough) turned out to do nothing).
I have swapped all cables removed raid tried ide etc etc etc
No doubt I am missing a vital simple part not explained in the manual.
It's starting to be a real pain in the rear - any help will be greatly appreciated.
removed all SATA stuff and put a HD with clean install of xp and ide DVD drive - even after removing all sata option and setting only IDE - still same problems as above (and yes have checked the dvd of Vista - works like a charm in my other systemwith the same drive).
My guess is the drive isn't reading the discs correctly. I have seen rare cases where a drive would not work on a specific motherboard, but when tried in other machines it would boot fine. Maybe you can try a BIOS update on the motherboard? Is this DVD drive new?