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Asus M4N68T-M and Optical Drive Troubles

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August 16, 2010 1:20:40 AM

I am having a problem with my mobo recognizing the op drive. I am using an ASUS m4n68t-m and when looking through the BIOS it detects the HDD but not my optical drive.

Both the HDD and optical drive are SATA and connected to SATA1 and SATA3, respectively. As I said, though, the BIOS only detects the HDD.

I've included my DxDiag, but I believe the problem is strictly with the mobo since the optical drive has power, will open and close, and even spins and hums on boot up and POST. Thanks for the help in advance!

baxterton@baxterton-desktop00:~$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 68d8
02:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5600 Series]
baxterton@baxterton-desktop00:~$ lshw
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
baxterton-desktop00
description: Computer
width: 32 bits
*-core
description: Motherboard
physical id: 0
*-memory:0
description: System memory
physical id: 3
size: 3023MiB
*-cpu
product: AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 440 Processor
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: a
bus info: cpu@0
version: 15.5.2
size: 800MHz
capacity: 800MHz
width: 64 bits
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt cpufreq
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 0
size: 128KiB
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 1
size: 512KiB
*-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
description: RAM memory
product: MCP61 LPC Bridge
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: a1
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: MCP61 LPC Bridge
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
resources: ioport:900(size=256)
*-serial
description: SMBus
product: MCP61 SMBus
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 1.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: cap_list
configuration: driver=nForce2_smbus latency=0
resources: irq:10 ioport:e00(size=64) ioport:600(size=64) ioport:700(size=64)
*-memory:2 UNCLAIMED
description: RAM memory
product: MCP61 Memory Controller
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 1.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.2
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
configuration: latency=0
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: MCP61 USB Controller
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: a3
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
resources: irq:20 memory:D fefb000-dfefbfff
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: MCP61 USB Controller
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 2.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
version: a3
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
resources: irq:21 memory:D fefac00-dfefacff
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: MCP61 PCI bridge
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
version: a1
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: MCP61 High Definition Audio
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0 maxlatency=5 mingnt=2
resources: irq:22 memory:D fef4000-dfef7fff
*-ide:0
description: IDE interface
product: MCP61 IDE
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pata_amd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
resources: irq:0 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ffa0(size=16)
*-bridge
description: Ethernet interface
product: MCP61 Ethernet
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 7
bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
logical name: eth0
version: a2
serial: 48:5b:39:D 2:c3:37
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bridge bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.64 ip=192.168.1.68 latency=0 maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 multicast=yes
resources: irq:27 memory:D fef9000-dfef9fff ioport:D 480(size=8)
*-ide:1
description: IDE interface
product: MCP61 SATA Controller
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:00:08.0
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=sata_nv latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
resources: irq:23 ioport:D 400(size=8) ioport:D 080(size=4) ioport:D 000(size=8) ioport:cc00(size=4) ioport:c880(size=16) memory:D fef8000-dfef8fff
*-ide:2
description: IDE interface
product: MCP61 SATA Controller
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 8.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:08.1
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=sata_nv latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
resources: irq:22 ioport:c800(size=8) ioport:c480(size=4) ioport:c400(size=8) ioport:c080(size=4) ioport:c000(size=16) memory:D feef000-dfeeffff
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: MCP61 PCI Express bridge
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@0000:00:09.0
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:24 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:D ff00000-dfffffff ioport:c0000000(size=268435456)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: ATI Technologies Inc
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
resources: irq:28 memory:c0000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) memory:D ffe0000-dfffffff ioport:e800(size=256) memory:D ffc0000-dffdffff(prefetchable)
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5600 Series]
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0.1
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.1
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0
resources: irq:18 memory:D ffbc000-dffbffff
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: MCP61 PCI Express bridge
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: b
bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:25
*-pci:3
description: PCI bridge
product: MCP61 PCI Express bridge
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: c
bus info: pci@0000:00:0c.0
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:26
*-pci:4
description: Host bridge
product: K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:5
description: Host bridge
product: K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 101
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:6
description: Host bridge
product: K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 102
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:7
description: Host bridge
product: K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 103
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:8
description: Host bridge
product: K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 104
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
baxterton@baxterton-desktop00:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
aes_i586 7268 177
aes_generic 26863 1 aes_i586
dm_crypt 11331 0
snd_hda_codec_atihdmi 2367 1
binfmt_misc 6587 1
snd_hda_codec_via 27111 1
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
snd_hda_intel 21877 4
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_hda_codec 74201 3 snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 70662 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26726 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
ppdev 5259 0
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
parport_pc 25962 1
asus_atk0110 9017 0
snd 54148 18 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
fglrx 2092908 35
agpgart 31724 1 fglrx
psmouse 63245 0
serio_raw 3978 0
soundcore 6620 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_nforce2 5199 0
lp 7028 0
parport 32635 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
fbcon 35102 71
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
pata_amd 8766 0
vga16fb 11385 1
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
forcedeth 49556 0
sata_nv 19440 2
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 226 V Motherboard
August 16, 2010 1:52:31 AM

Double check that your SATA and power connectors are firmly attached to the motherboard and the optical drive, as appropriate. Change the SATA cable as well as switching power connectors. If none of these work, you likely have a defective optical drive OR all of your SATA ports are not enabled. Check your BIOS to ensure all are activated. Good luck!

P.S. Unless your are using locking SATA cables, they are easily knocked loose. Same goes for the power connectors (even more likely to not be seated properly).
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a c 86 Î Nvidia
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August 16, 2010 2:46:05 AM

On page 2-7 of the ASUS M4N68T-M manual (English) under section 2.3.3 IDE Configuration, Serial-ATA Devices [SATA1,2,3,4] it specifies the three Configuration options: [Disabled] [SATA 1,2] [SATA1,2,3,4]. Which option is chosen on your motherboard?
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August 16, 2010 10:15:13 AM

The SATA connections are firmly, as are the power connections. I have tried several combinations with the four SATA slots as well.

The IDE Configuration is set to [1,2,3,4], in which case it recognizes the HDD in SATA 1, but not the dvd drive in SATA 3.
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 226 V Motherboard
August 16, 2010 11:23:37 AM

If cables and power are good, then I would suspect the optical drive is defective. Time to return (if under warranty) or replace.
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August 16, 2010 10:04:46 PM

ok, the drive was faulty, I grabbed an old one to try it out and the old one worked.

However I am having a new problem, when I try to run the update discs for the drives, Ubuntu can't find the autorun.exe for the discs.
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