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Thread: Boot from optical broken

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    alternety is offline Member
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    Default Boot from optical broken

    I switched out my old IDE optical drive for a new SATA. I can read and write from the new drive, but not boot. I think I saw a reference somewhere that only certain SATA ports can be used to boot. Can anyone share which those are; are just tell me it is not true?

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    Default Re: Boot from optical broken

    Have you changed the boot order in BIOS?
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    Default Re: Boot from optical broken

    Are you using AHCI? Sometimes booting from SATA CD/DVD doesn't work well in AHCI mode, and you would just switch to IDE to do what you needed then switch back when done.

    As for ports, I suggest putting the CD drive on one of the last two Intel ports, or a Gigabyte/J.Micron port if you board has those.

    And yes, if you wanted it to automatically boot from CD you would need to set CD as first boot device in the advanced BIOS page. Or you can leave it how you have things now, and just hit F12 at bootup and choose CD

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