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    Default Re: Can't boot from SATA DVD on MA78GM

    I don't know if the release ver of Win 7 will upgrade a Win XP installation but I am quite sure it is not possible with Win 7 RC.

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    Default Re: Can't boot from SATA DVD on MA78GM

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    I don't know if the release ver of Win 7 will upgrade a Win XP installation but I am quite sure it is not possible with Win 7 RC.
    It won't, that's why I have to be able to boot from the Windows 7 DVD. I want to install the 64-bit version. The 32-bit version can start from within the XP environment but the 64-bit version will not.

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    Default Re: Can't boot from SATA DVD on MA78GM

    I have a IDE DVD and was having trouble getting it to boot with a Windows 7 DVD.
    Try turning off your computer with the switch on the psu and hold the front case power switch in for 20 seconds. Then reboot.
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    Default Re: Can't boot from SATA DVD on MA78GM

    Turned out to be the keyboard. The enter key and spacebar (and function keys] were not working in the BIOS setup so when it asked to hit a key to boot from CD, nothing happened and it went to the hard drive. When I figured that out and just hit a lot keys at random, it proceeded to boot from the SATA DVD drive, just as it shoule have. Thanks for all the help.

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    Default Re: Can't boot from SATA DVD on MA78GM

    LOL, glad you have it sorted

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    Default Re: Can't boot from SATA DVD on MA78GM

    Hit any key with a keyboard issue LOL
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    Default Re: Can't boot from SATA DVD on MA78GM

    Hello

    I found this in google after failing to boot xp on my desktop from SATA DVD Writer.
    The system i use is AMD Sempron,(2.0 GHZ, 256 RAM) it had both IDE and Sata options but the both HDD and DVD Rom were IDE, As i mentioned it had DVD ROM only and I needed to burn dvds so bought new SATA LG supermulti drive, it was working fine i used to burn even multi layer dvds till today when i found my xp stoped working and says about a missing file, i thought to reinstall it (and thanks God i always keep data on other drives)
    Placed bootable XP CD in Sata drive and Selected 1st boot option as CD, but it wont do the job i tried many times to reboot and see but i failed. The XP CD is new and i installed it several other systems, So i took the old IDE drive to install, the problem with the old iDE drive is its bit of old and i have not been using it so i guess its optic is dusty or what so far i have encountered 3 to 4 uncopied files error and its taking long time too (more then 30 min and just 50 percent done just for coping files)

    How should i resolve this problem for a future perpose or may be this time too cause it dont seems so far that i will install it from old drive.

    THANK YOU

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    Default Re: Can't boot from SATA DVD on MA78GM

    You may need to switch some connectors around. Plus check your SATAII connetor cables. Also check the HDD. It could be loosing data and going bad.
    I would put my SATA DVD on the SATAII_4 or 5 connector and my SATAII HDD's on the SATAII_0 through 3 connector.

    By artdrivers at 2010-07-04
    I would then go into BIOS by pressing the delete key several times at first post beep. Then Load Optimized defaults, Save and Exit.
    You can use the F12 key several times at first post beep to get boot menu and a choice of boot devices to choose from.
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    CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software
     MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
     Standard CMOS Features
     Advanced BIOS Features
     Integrated Peripherals
     Power Management Setup
     PnP/PCI Configurations
     PC Health Status
    Load Fail-Safe Defaults
    Load Optimized Defaults Press Enter
    Set Supervisor Password
    Set User Password
    Save & Exit Setup
    Exit Without Saving
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    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
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    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
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    Default Re: Can't boot from SATA DVD on MA78GM

    You may also just need to change your SATA mode to IDE while you are doing this, then set back to AHCI once you are done with your file replacement.

    Sometimes booting to CD is not possible in AHCI mode, that is why I mentioned this

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