Sata DVD not bootable nf7s

Self build / Nf7s v2.0
April 16, 2009 at 07:06:30
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.41 GHz / 2047 MB
Abit nf7s v2.0

I have a sata DVD installed and while it works fine in windows it's not recognised as a boot device in bios.

Which means I cannot boot from my xp disc and reinstall windows!!

Does anyone know if there is a bios that 'fixes' this or a work around?

Tt Lanfire
MSI K8N Diamond
X2 4600@225x12=2.7ghz 1:1
1GB PC3200/4400
OCZ Powerstream 520w
7900GTO
Samsung 200gb sata2
WDCaviar 320gb sata2


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#1
April 16, 2009 at 13:00:24
Might be able to select ide for sata access in bios.

Might be marked as wrong type, scsi might be the choice.

See OEM for bios update. It should say exactly as you state.

Try post screen selection for boot device.

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#2
April 16, 2009 at 13:21:41
Did it ever work in the POST screens? I think there were issues with nForce chipsets and SATA optical drives. I have an nForce 4 chipset board that I can't get a SATA DVD burner to boot while it is connected. Tried two different brands too.

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#3
April 21, 2009 at 12:00:11
I also have a nforce4 board that has a DVD sata drive and it boots no problem.

I can get to a reinstall by doing it through the OS boot not by DVD booting.

I'll keep checking.

Tt Lanfire
MSI K8N Diamond
X2 4600@225x12=2.7ghz 1:1
1GB PC3200/4400
OCZ Powerstream 520w
7900GTO
Samsung 200gb sata2
WDCaviar 320gb sata2


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#4
April 23, 2009 at 09:52:41
Ok,it shows and boots now when I use 'sata' as the option in Bios,it didn't before.
This may have been caused by the memtest failure I have now just found out about.

I'll make another thread about that in the OC department:-

Tt Lanfire
MSI K8N Diamond
X2 4600@225x12=2.7ghz 1:1
1GB PC3200/4400
OCZ Powerstream 520w
7900GTO
Samsung 200gb sata2
WDCaviar 320gb sata2


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