Not sure what you mean but ill try and give more information. There are 8 sata slots on the board. 2 are a_1 and a_2 which are media ports (the book says not to use them for bootable hardware) and then the other two ports are regular sata 3 slots, then 4 other sata 2 slots. Right now i have my dvd drive and hard drive on each of the normal sata 3 slots. When i try and boot from my dvd drive to install windows 7 it comes up with hit any key and then after that loads to a black screen and then stops working. Now in the other modes i wrote above ive gotten further but still no luck with the install..
No its not blue ray. just Dvd/cd . Ill try IDE again. But the last few times ive tried it stays at 0% on the expanding windows files part. My dad used the same copy of windows a week ago so i really dont think it's the cd. Thanks for your help.