Posted 26 December 2010 - 03:35 PM
Posted 26 December 2010 - 04:44 PM
Is this your MB at this link http://www.digital-d...board/abit-bh7/
Can I ask whether your HDD is the SATA or IDE type? The reason that I ask is because you should just be able to connect the SATA drive and it should simply work, but looking at the picture at the attached link the MB only has one IDE slot which means that if your HDD is the IDE type it must be connected to the end of the IDE ribbon (Master) and the IDE DVD writer should be on the middle connection of the IDE ribbon (Slave) so unless you are attempting to boot from a CD the boot order should be HDD 1st: Primary > IDE DVD writer 2nd: Secondary > Asus DVD writer 3rd:
Does the disk tray on the new optical drive open when the button is pressed, because if it is not detected in the BIOS it may be a power issue or a bad drive, if the disk tray does function pop a disk in and see if it reads.
Posted 26 December 2010 - 05:01 PM
Posted 26 December 2010 - 06:08 PM
Posted 27 December 2010 - 05:09 AM
What is the answer to this please.
Does the disk tray on the new optical drive open when the button is pressed
Have you installed the SATA drivers for your MB? http://www.abit.com....TYPE=Socket 478
Something else you can try if you have already got the SATA drivers is go into the BIOS and check if the PCIE frequency is set to Auto, if it is manually set it to 100 and see if that enables your SATA ports.
Posted 27 December 2010 - 11:16 AM
Posted 27 December 2010 - 12:08 PM
Here you go Intel chipset drivers http://www.abit.com....KET_TYPE=Socket 478
Try the drivers first and fingers crossed the issue could be resolved, if not try what I suggested in the previous post
" go into the BIOS and check if the PCIE frequency is set to Auto, if it is manually set it to 100 and see if that enables
your SATA ports".
There is no reason why you cannot have the IDE and SATA drives operational at the same time without any messing
around we will just have to persevere until it is right.
Posted 27 December 2010 - 12:47 PM
First unplug your SATA DVD writer and reboot into your BIOS disable the SATA controler in your BIOS and save your setting and reboot
Re-enter your bios and go enable your SATA controler, save you new settings and reboot but this time turn off your computer before entering windows
Connect your SATA DVD writer and make sure your IDE DVD writer jumper is set to slave (with the SATA controler enable only the seconadry IDE slave will be available).
Reboot first in your BIOS to see if both DVD (SATA master, IDE slave) are detected and if yes boot into windows and all should work.
(they are specific that first the SATA controler in BIOS be enable before connecting your SATA DVD)
Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:47 AM
Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:23 AM
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