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September 15, 2009 9:39:51 PM

So I recently put together a new HTPC and have had trouble from the start. I recieved a bad motherboard from ASUS. After getting a new motherboard everything seemed to be working great until I get to loading a new O.S. Everything post fine, but when I load my O.S disc I get this message. "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". I know that my disc is good because I have installed it in my other cpu and it loads fine. Here are my system specs. I have the Asus P6T mother board, Intel I7 920 processor, Corsair Memory TX 850 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply, PNY Technologies XLR8 GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 Graphics Card, Seagate Technology Barracuda 1.5TB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive, Corsair Memory XMS3 6GB DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) CL8 Memory Kit (Three 2GB Memory Modules), Optiarc 2x Blu-Ray DVD-ROM SATA Drive OEM, and a thermaltake DH101 HTPC case. When I go into the Bios it shows both the BluRay drive and the Hard drive as being recognized. I have the boot sequence set to Dvd then to the Hard drive. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking!

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a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2009 9:50:56 PM

Power cable and SATA cable pluged in?
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September 15, 2009 9:52:44 PM

both the BluRay and Hard drive show up in the Bios
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a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2009 10:10:40 PM

You should have 2 cables pluged into the HDD and 2 cables pluged into the Optic Drive. Do you?

When bios...Optic drive 1st boot...HDD 2nd boot...Esc....Put OS Disk in tray...F10

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September 15, 2009 10:15:31 PM

knotknut said:
You should have 2 cables pluged into the HDD and 2 cables pluged into the Optic Drive. Do you?

When bios...Optic drive 1st boot...HDD 2nd boot...Esc....Put OS Disk in tray...F10



When you say 2 cables I am assuming you mean the power cable and the actual SATA cable?
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a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2009 10:33:10 PM

Correct.
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September 15, 2009 10:45:26 PM

knotknut said:
Correct.



Yes both cables are hooked up. If they weren't the bios would not recognize the two drives
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a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2009 11:05:05 PM

Does the DVD drive have any signs of activity when you put the disk in an reboot?

Like spin-up, activity light (if it has one) etc?
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a b V Motherboard
September 16, 2009 12:13:12 AM

Do you have the DVD drive hooked up to the SATA Orange, port 0 or to White, port 1 ?

DVD drives are not suppose to work on either of those. They are for Hard drives only. (Non-ATAPI)

If that is the case just switch the DVD to another port.
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a b V Motherboard
September 16, 2009 6:14:25 PM

You may also want to try to press F8 during POST to bring up the boot menu. Then you can manually select the device you wish to boot to.

And yes, connect your optical drive to different SATA ports. Some SATA ports are not bootable.
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