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ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS and Sata Hard Drive

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October 21, 2011 6:00:05 PM

I'm building a PC.

ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS Motherboard
Athlon II x4
WD 250GB Sata HD
2GB DDR 2 Ram, Can't remember brand name, Transcend or something
450Watt power supply

The problem I'm having is, it refuses to boot from the Sata drive.

I ended up taking out the HD and using my other computer to install Windows 7. They have the exact same motherboard so I went ahead and just installed Windows 7 with my other PC. Then proceed to put the HD back into the new one I'm building and no boot from sata :( 

I've tried changing around boot priority in the bios to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

October 21, 2011 6:17:52 PM

have you tried seeing if the BIOS recognizes the drive?
if not, check to make sure SATA is enabled
if so, is your windows 7 already installed on the drive?
if windows already on drive, you may have to reinstall,,, or at least have the SATA chipset set to IDE or to ACHI mode,, however i believe that MB is only capable of IDE mode therefore if win 7 was installed as ACHI, you will have to reinstall
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October 21, 2011 6:52:22 PM

It's the exact same motherboard as the one I'm using right now, which boots from a Sata HD. The drive is recognized in the bios. At one point, when I was using this mobo I had to have a IDE drive also just so i could boot from the SATA drive, didn't make any sense and I can't remember exactly what it was I did to remedy the issue. >.<
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October 21, 2011 8:02:50 PM

I guess I'm going to put in an old IDE drive, see if it lets me boot from SATA that way.
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October 24, 2011 3:48:41 AM

to anyone with this problem ... go to bios settings and disable onboard ide controller
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