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    Default Re: Help!!!! What am I doing wrong????

    Gee. I wish it was that easy. But, No, I have no USB drives in any port of my system. I just put this thing together 3 days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornorstone View Post
    Gee. I wish it was that easy. But, No, I have no USB drives in any port of my system. I just put this thing together 3 days ago.
    I wish it were also. Man what would I do...Methinks I would just start over making sure all things are correct.

    Such as latest bios, make sure all MB drivers installed, including Intel drivers. Reset CMOS, reinstall windows. do all that stuff then try again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibConners View Post
    I wish it were also. Man what would I do...Methinks I would just start over making sure all things are correct.

    Such as latest bios, make sure all MB drivers installed, including Intel drivers. Reset CMOS, reinstall windows. do all that stuff then try again...
    yuck.

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    Just for yucks disconnect all drives from the SATA ports and plug the DVD drive into SATA_0 and see if it will boot with a bootable disk. If it does then shut down and connect the HDD and see what happens.
    I would for sure clear CMOS first in case something got screwed in the bios, and maybe even reflash it.

    If you tried that then beats heck out of me.
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    question, do you know that the optical drive will boot on another system? do you know that the drive works as it should?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinster View Post
    question, do you know that the optical drive will boot on another system? do you know that the drive works as it should?

    Vin
    I don't have another SATA system to try it on, and I'm not yet ready to purchase a pci to sata conversion card. But it is read by the system as first boot drive and DVD/CD's can be read & written to. Just can't boot from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boondocks View Post
    Just for yucks disconnect all drives from the SATA ports and plug the DVD drive into SATA_0 and see if it will boot with a bootable disk. If it does then shut down and connect the HDD and see what happens.
    I would for sure clear CMOS first in case something got screwed in the bios, and maybe even reflash it.

    If you tried that then beats heck out of me.
    Drive 0 and drive 1 are 6 GBS ports. and I have to have 1 of them to run my 4TB hdd from. Can I plug a DVD into a 6 gbs port? I will try it if you think it won't hose it up, because I don't think the ODD is 6GBS.

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    Default Re: Help!!!! What am I doing wrong????

    Your sata port connections for your drives look fine.
    Evem the highest quality power supplies can develop problems, even if they are brand new. The VX450 psu was an entry level psu in 2007 and 2008 that got excellent ratings from JonnyGURU and HardwareSecrets, two of the best psu review sites. Even if it is fairly new, it's possible that it might have problems. If you make assumptions that any hardware component is good, you might be wrong.

    Boondocks suggestion in post #8 is excellent, where he said:
    "Just for yucks disconnect all drives from the SATA ports and plug the DVD drive into SATA_0 and see if it will boot with a bootable disk. If it does then shut down and connect the HDD and see what happens."
    This should be a quick and easy test.

    The suggestions I've posted in your thread are steps that I sometimes/often have to do when booting from my optical drive.
    Later today, I'm going to boot my P35 system with several bootable OEM optical disks and repeat the booting test using some bootable optical disks that I created.

    I'll post my results later tonight.
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    I have a few optical drives that I can't boot from... but work great in windows... I wouldn't rule out the optical drive just yet.

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    Default Re: Help!!!! What am I doing wrong????

    I had no trouble booting with DVD's, but CD's didn't work well.
    These results applied to factory and homemade optical disks using my Lite-On iHAS424 LightScribe sata DVD writer.

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