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Help with BIOS setup

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  • Chipsets
  • BIOS
  • SATA
  • DVD
  • Motherboards
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January 19, 2011 3:10:03 PM

Hi there. I am a first time PC builder.

I posted a similar question under DVD drives, but perhaps I would be better asking a broader question here.

I have a SATA HDD connected to a SATA port.

I have a SATA DVD connected to a IDE port via a IDE>SATA converter.

The DVD has power but wont boot up my OS DVD (or any DVD's)

I have tried various combinations in BIOS which I thought were logical, and in return have had a number of unhelpful messages from my BIOS and no joy in booting up my OS.

How should I be setting up BIOS?

Hopefully one of the many knowledgeable experts on this branch of the forum will be able to help!

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January 19, 2011 4:43:45 PM

There should be a "Boot Sequence" option in your BIOS, set the first boot device as the DVD drive, then save settings and exit.

If it still doesn't boot try connecting the drive through a IDE cable instead of a converter

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