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

    Quote Originally Posted by cornorstone View Post
    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.
    I'm not saying run the DVD on SATA_0 24/7, just to try it with everything else unplugged. If you prefer, plug it to any port you want with no other drives connected. You are not going to hurt anything, it's not like you HAVE to have a SATA III drive on a SATA III port. This is just for testing to try and help you figure it out.

    I've seen a variety of things cause problems, in no particular order:
    - a bad SATA data cable that works sometimes and sometimes doesn't.
    -BBS priorities not set right in bios
    -boot order wrong in bios
    -general problem of unknown origin that requires a cmos reset
    -bad SSD
    -incompatible SSD's (rare)
    -bad SATA power cable
    -corrupted bios that needs reflashing
    -need to set optimized defaults, boot to windows with minimal configuration, then reboot to bios to set up everything (usually when overclocking)
    -faulty psu
    etc etc
    I run 6 drives on one of my UD5H and once in a while it gets picky about booting if the BBS priorities aren't set just so.
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    Default Re: Help!!!! What am I doing wrong????

    Quote Originally Posted by cornorstone View Post
    As always in these forum things, I forget to mention little bits of information. Active Undelete, which is the program I am trying to run and is a self-booting program, will not boot from the DVD. Neither will 3 different flavors of Linux, Knoppix, Lindows, Seagate Diag/Install disk, Western Digital Diag disk, or even Windows 7 install disk. Sorry I did not mention all this previously. I am just so bent out of shape that I can't get this thing to boot. Sorry.
    My vote after reading the above(especially the above!), and all other posts: Defective CD/DVD drive
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.


    #2 - Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

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

    could this issue be this stupid? This is a new build, so obviously I have to reinstall windows 7. I finally got around to "activating" the install. Now the ODD boots. I swear I haven't been smoking crack or anything. I want to thank everyone that took tome to answer my question. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. <3

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

    Activating windows shouldn't have anything to do with it... ODD booting is before windows gets involved....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vinster View Post
    Activating windows shouldn't have anything to do with it
    Activating windows doesn't/didn't have anything to do with it.
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.


    #2 - Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

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

    Sounds like divine intervention to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Sounds like divine intervention to me.
    this one has my vote.

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