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Install SATA DVD Drive with IDE HDD

Last response: in Storage
July 10, 2011 11:37:30 AM

I just bought a samsung SATA DVD drive, and I tried to install it in my pc with 2 IDE HDD's. My mobo has 4 SATA ports, it's an epox 4pda5+ mobo. It's the only SATA device I've ever tried Installing. After plugging in the data and power cable to the drive, I turned on my PC and I got the message:

Verifying DMI POOL data.....

I can't boot any of my HDDs and nothing is working. If I remove the DVD drive then everything works again.

What am I doing wrong?????

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a b G Storage
July 11, 2011 2:40:19 AM

Change your boot priority on your mobo from sata drive to the ide drives, or disable boot from sata drive.
July 11, 2011 6:51:26 AM

There are no SATA options in my bios! Apart from 'integrated SIL3114 ' which is enabled.
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a b G Storage
July 11, 2011 10:22:59 AM

No boot options?! I doubt that. Disabling the controller is different from disabling a drives or changing the boot order of drives. Look through it carefully.
a b G Storage
July 11, 2011 2:11:53 PM

This option wont be under SATA - it will be under Boot Options or Boot Priority - which is usually on the last options screen.
July 11, 2011 3:58:17 PM

The Boot Priority only shows options like CD-ROM, HARDDRIVE, FLOPPY etc. No SATA. I've tried putting the HDD first but it still doesnt work. And my boot order only shows IDE drives.
a b G Storage
July 11, 2011 4:06:32 PM

disable cd-rom in boot option
July 11, 2011 5:23:47 PM

Tried that. Still desnt work.
a b G Storage
July 11, 2011 5:26:47 PM

Running out of idea. Run a window installation repair from DVD. Also try update bios.
July 11, 2011 10:09:22 PM

I've updated the BIOS but it still doesn't work. I triednto reinstall windows, but strangely the hard drives are not recognised or useable by windows.
July 11, 2011 11:18:22 PM

This is an older motherboard and most likely the SATA ports only support hard drives.