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How to replace ide dvd writer with sata

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December 20, 2011 12:35:10 PM

iam using now ide dvd writer that has gone bad and i purchased a sata dvd writer with sata cable adaptor but my system not even booting
so plz help me out.
December 20, 2011 2:14:11 PM

if your system wont boot after installing the sata dvd writer its probably because the dvd drive is set as 1st boot device

to change it either swap the sata cables from the dvd drive and hard drive--only at the drive end not motherboard

or go in bios and set hard drive as 1st boot device

or use the boot menu by pressing whatever f key your pc manufacturer specifies
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