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Computer won't boot with SATA DVD

Last response: in Storage
April 22, 2012 5:43:22 PM

I recently tried fitting a Samsung SATA DVD drive to my computer:
EPoX -4PDA5+ motherboard.
I already have an IDE CD Drive.
This is my first SATA device.
After I'd plugged it in, I booted my computer and I got the message 'DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYS.....'
I've tried different SATA ports and made sure my HDD was first in the boot priority.
Any suggestions?

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a c 317 G Storage
April 22, 2012 8:02:08 PM

I used to run in to this a lot with the early boards to use SATA.

Some required a jumper limiting the SATA speed to 1.5gbps, others only would work with SATA devices if they were on add in SATA cards, as the onboard would not work with IDE and SATA.

If you already have flashed the last bios made for the board, your options are limited.
April 22, 2012 9:03:02 PM

Thanks for the reply
Does this mean I can't use it? Where would these jumpers be located?
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a c 317 G Storage
April 22, 2012 9:16:42 PM

There usually are no jumpers on the back of SATA DVD drives, just on SATA HDDs, but take a look just in case.

You could use it if you get a cheap SATA PCI (not PCIe!) card.
April 23, 2012 6:54:05 AM

Unfortunately when I tried a PCI SATA card, windows became unresponsive.