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January 2, 2012 10:09:56 PM

Good evening all,

I thought building the computer would be the last of my worries but now that it is time to install my OS I am encountering more issues. I have an ASRock P67 motherboard and I am stuck of BIOS (ASRock UEFI Setup Utility). I would like to have everything installed for tomorrow. Can anyone please tell me where I need to go to boot off my optical drive? My boot priority screen is fairly limited and I'm afraid my computer is having trouble detecting my drives as in storage configuration it says it can't identify any SATAs (not that that means anything to me, I'm fairly lost now.) Can anyone help me?


Thanks in advance.

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a b $ Windows 7
January 2, 2012 10:31:36 PM

Your not getting a BSOD throughout attempting to boot of the HDD are you?
January 2, 2012 10:33:37 PM

Combat Wombat said:
Your not getting a BSOD throughout attempting to boot of the HDD are you?



No, as soon as my computer turns on it automatically takes me too BIOS.
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January 2, 2012 10:49:18 PM

Can anybody help me? I was hoping to get this done at a reasonable hour tonight. Please, I beg of you! If you have dealt with ASRock MB before, can you tell me how to boot off my optical drive?!?
a b $ Windows 7
January 2, 2012 11:32:14 PM

I have a ASRock mobo...

I cant quite remember how I did it... but what you should be able to do is set that HDD to priority number one in the boot order in the bios... which is not hard to do... this way each time you turn it on it will boot to that HDD otherwise you will have to boot from that HDD manually each time
January 2, 2012 11:38:42 PM

Combat Wombat said:
I have a ASRock mobo...

I cant quite remember how I did it... but what you should be able to do is set that HDD to priority number one in the boot order in the bios... which is not hard to do... this way each time you turn it on it will boot to that HDD otherwise you will have to boot from that HDD manually each time



Yes, I know I need to set my priority but I can't find how. Under "Advanced" and "Storage Configurations" there are no recognizable SATAs. I opened up my machine to make sure my SATA cables were plugged in and not loose and everything was fine. (I don't know if this has any meaning) On my "Home" screen it says I have a "Cache Size" of 6144KB which doesn't make sense since I have a 1 TB HDD. Is this just a HDD problem, I pray it isn't.
a b $ Windows 7
January 2, 2012 11:43:17 PM

When you plug it into the power of the computer can your hear it ticking over...?

You can usually put your ear close to the HDD and you can hear it ticking over when it's plugged into the power... If you cant you may have a faulty HDD.
January 2, 2012 11:47:07 PM

Ugh, it's honestly hard to tell. Shortly after powering it on I hear a faint double "vah" noise, but soon after my fans power up and drowns all other noise out. Should I be able to open my tower up and see if my HDD is working properly?
a b $ Windows 7
January 2, 2012 11:55:15 PM

Yea the tower will still power up. hmm... if your not hearing any tick's it could be a faulty HDD. I would take it to your local PC store to double check or to see if they can recover any data off it.
January 2, 2012 11:59:03 PM

Combat Wombat said:
Yea the tower will still power up. hmm... if your not hearing any tick's it could be a faulty HDD. I would take it to your local PC store to double check or to see if they can recover any data off it.



There is nothing on it, I build this thing less than 12 hours ago. Hopefully Newegg will send me a replacement. I hope *in the nicest way possible* you are wrong. The last thing I need is to wait another 3 days for a brand new HDD.
a b $ Windows 7
January 3, 2012 1:19:11 AM

haha, i hope im wrong too.

Broken Hdd's suck.

Try getting another hdd from any computer and wack it in and see if you can boot from it... if you cant there is a good chance something is wrong with the build and not the hdd.
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