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Optical Drive doesn't show up in boot sequence

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July 5, 2012 5:43:55 AM

Hi, I just received my new computer that I ordered without and HDD and Optical Drive because I wanted to re-use my current one. MemoryExpress assembly everything for me, plugged it in, everything seemed okay, it said plug in a booting device and press any key. Turned off the computer, removed the power cable, assembled the HDD and the optical drive.

When I start the computer, the CPU fan goes at 100% then turns down to normal, only my HDD shows up, not my optical drive. If I try to boot form the HDD it doesn't work as it was already loaded with an OS before, windows starts and then shuts off with a blue screen.

My parts:
Gigabyte GA-Z77-UD3H
Intel 3770
16gb corsair lp
western digital caviar 500gb HDD (sata II) (it came with my Compaq computer)
Optical drive (also came with my compaq computer, its written H L Data Storage, Super Multi DVD Rewriter)
July 5, 2012 11:52:49 AM

No one?

I will try to boot from a USB Flash Drive next, so hopefully that works.
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July 5, 2012 4:30:03 PM

are you sure that you have the sata plugged in correctly?
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July 5, 2012 4:33:11 PM

make sure its plugged into this


with this
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July 5, 2012 5:09:06 PM

I tried different SATA ports, cables and power cables but no luck. It must be the ODD itself. I just booted with a USB Flash Drive and the mobo boots with the windows ISO. Hopefully everything works correctly after windows installation.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 5:31:19 PM

well it wont hope it does after you install all of your updates then if it does not you will probably have to reformat the drives or something like that.
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