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elgar22

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Hi,
I have recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate on a separate HDD and was experiencing startup problems i.e. Disk Error messages. I saw a recommendation to change the order of the SATA cables so that the one I wanted to boot from was on SATA 1. since changing the cables I can now see none of my SATA drives. Changing back had no effect.

Seen many posts saying hte BIOS is probably corrupted but after resetting to defaults and every other permutation - still nothing. In advanced in the BIOS IDE Function claims all four SATA ports are enabled.

Unfortunately I don't have another mobo to test disks on, any ideas anyone? :)

Thanks

Edited by elgar22, 27 February 2010 - 11:21 AM.

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Ferrari

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I saw a [recommendation] to change [the] order of the SATA cables so that the one I wanted to boot from was on SATA 1


That is untrue. The SATA controller on the motherboard does all of this for you.

Go to disk management, is it there?
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  • Type (or copy and paste) diskmgmt.msc
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Or, do you see them in there? Unallocated possibly?

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you want the sata 0 as the boot drive ...NOT sata 1...
unplug from the wall find the SATA 0 plug on the mobo...plug the OS drive into that socket...plug into the wall...access the bios and set the sata 0 drive as the boot device...reboot and see what happens
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you want the sata 0 as the boot drive ...NOT sata 1...

:) :) Is this because of an OEM board maybe? I always plug mine into whatever one is better for cable management to be honest. ??? confused...
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