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Can't boot with SATA 0, but SATA 1 is fine.

SATA 0 not seen SATA 1 works

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Art Seibert

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When I boot, I get the message that SATA 0 can't be found.  When I change to SATA 1, everything is fine.  Why can't I boot via SATA 0?  Using XP.

Edited by Art Seibert, 22 April 2016 - 06:44 PM.

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Hi Art Seibert and welcome to our forums,



There could be a number of reasons for this, but a likely cause is that your boot drive is plugged into SATA 1 on the motherboard.


(boot drives usually are plugged into SATA 0 on the motherboard, as this is often the first hard drive that the BIOS/UEFI looks in, for bootable media on startup)


Computers generally start counting from Zero upwards so SATA 0 precedes SATA 1


However it looks like your computer is finding the bootable drive at SATA 1 OK,  and just reporting to you that when it looked at SATA 0 it was empty (not found)


Hope this helps




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