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Need help configuring my sata devices, 2 hdd, 1 cd/dvd-rw


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I am currently running a sata hdd as my master in sata port 1, 1 ide/atapi hdd with a sata converter as a slave on sata port 2, and I just bought a sata cd/dvd-rw connected to sata port 3 and I am having problems. In the bios the cd/dvd-rw is not being recognized, and when booting the process hangs at "verifying dmi pool"........I would greatly appreciate any assistance out there....Thank you.

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Hi there Dewman

Could you tell you the make & model of your motherboard please?
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Yes, thank you......my mobo is an ABIT IC7-G
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If you disconnect the CDROM drive, does the system boot normally?

Also, I noticed that there is a bios update available from Abit that provides SATA CDROM support in enhanced mode. This is bios revision 27 (date : 1st Nov 2004)

If your bios is older than this, you may need to flash it.
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I am running the most current BIOS version....
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OK, thats good. What about if you disconnect the CDROM drive completely. Does the system start normally then?
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Yes, when the cd-rom is disconnected the system starts normally......
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It seems that I have gotten things working.....I started out by disabling the sata rom feature in the bios which allowed the comp to boot and the cd/dvd-rom worked, however i tried to install a game and it wouldn't install. I did some research and determined that sata port controll for sata 1 and 2 is an intel control while sata port 3 and 4 are controlled by a separate controller.......now, when i built the comp i put my c hdd on sata port 1 and my d hdd sata port 2, and in the bios the were swapped in the ide channels but everything worked fine regardeless of the ide channel swap but i wanted to fix it as well as to get the cd/dvd-rom working properly. I began by unplugging all the devices and as I systematically determined which channel was which, sata port 2 turns out to be ide channel 1(hdd c), sata port 1 is ide channel 2(where I chose to put my cd/dvd-rom as a result of an app didn't load when the cd/dvd-rom was on port 3), and on sata port 3 is now living my d hhd.....the game loaded perfectly....and everything is working nice and smoothly.....
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You just beat me to it!
I've been reading the manual for your motherboard & was just about to suggest something very similar when I noticed your last post.

Glad you've managed to sort it out. :tazz:
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It seems to me that there is an error in the documentation as that it seems that sata port 1 and 2 are switched....strange. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it, all the best.

Dewey
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