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BIOS Won't Recognise SATA CDROM Drive

I have recently replaced my IDE CDROM drive with a SATA CDROM drive and now I can't use it to be my first boot device as it is not recognised by the BIOS.

Is this a fault of my Motherboard (Asus A7V600-X) or am I missing a driver somewhere, either way its very annoying

Can anyone help.

Steveh24
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and235100Commented:
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and235100Commented:
You might as well check for updated drivers on the asus support site as well - does the drive show up in Windows?
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Steveh24Author Commented:
Hi Guys

Thanks for your posts, but my BIOS is upto date and some of your solutions are talking about HDD's, my problem is with a SATA CDROM Drive.

I am an expereinced IT Egnineer, which is why I have classified this question as Moderately Difficult, I have been playing around with this problem for several days now and not had much luck on the Internet.

There doesn't seem to be any way of making the SATA CDROM my first Boot Device as the BIOS doesnt think there is a CDROM fitted, the only other thing I could think of was to install the SATA Raid Device Driver, but wasn't sure if it had anything to do with CDROM Drives.

Steveh24

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and235100Commented:
No - as far as I am aware - there is no such thing as sata raid for cd/dvd drives - only hard disks.

Another idea would be to look for a firmware upgrade for the sata drive.

Perhaps you could also try slaving this drive in another computer - and rule out a hardware problem.
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Steveh24Author Commented:
The SATA CDROM works fine once the PC has booted and it can be used quite happily as a DVD/CD Writer, which is what it is and I have checked the firmware and it's up to date.

I think my initial conclusion is probably correct and that its probably too new a technology for the BIOS in the Motherboard to understand and my current work-around is to fit an old IDE CDROM and set that as the first boot device and use the SATA CDROM after I've booted into XP.

Thanks for trying help guy's but I think we will call this question dead.
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and235100Commented:
If you think that a question is no longer necessary - ask a new, 0-point question here http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/General/, requesting that the the question be closed, with the reason "no suitable answers were given" - and you should be entitled to a points refund.
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Closed, 125 points refunded.
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