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Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2 IDE and SATA problem

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Okay. Here it is. I am building a system for my customer. I bought the MOBO, CPU, RAM (DDR2), SONY DVD-RW and 160 GB SATA drive from a vendor (NEW). I can use the SATA with no problem. However, when I connect the IDE, the system will act as if it is going to boot, but I cannot eject either CD drive and the system does not "see" the drives. Any ideas? I have GOT to get this system out in a hurry.
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by:PUNKY
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You should access bios and change boot order to boot from Sata drive.
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I don't have any data on the SATA. It is brand new. I need to boot to the CD-ROM to install the OS, but when I connect the IDE and the SATA, teh CD powers on but will not even eject the tray. Plus it is still not seen in the BIOS.
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Do you have other CD/DVD drive to try? It would help to eliminate possible issue such as the drive you have there is faulty.
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I have two drives connected to 1 IDE channel. The first is set to MASTER and the NEW one (2nd one) is set to SLAVE. I can unplug the cable from the board and boot and the drives will open. If the cable is connected to the board, the drived will not eject. I have changed cables and get teh same result.
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by:rindi
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Try using CS (cableselect) and not master and slave.
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Nope. Still no luck. Same thing.
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by:rindi
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What about when you only connect one drive?
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by:PUNKY
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Access bios, press Ctrl+F, and then select Load Optimal Default. Try that see if it helps.
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Same result. Either drive. It just gets power, but will not eject or still is not recognized.
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Tried that already. No help. It almost acts like a faulty motherboard, but I can't put my finger on it.
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The crazy thing is that it boots fine whether the drive is connected or not. Strange.
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by:rindi
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Have you tried another IDE cable?
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Yes. See notes above.
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In bios > Integrated Peripherals > Onboard IDE channel 0 > enable?
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yes. I have also disabled it and then rebooted. Re-enabled it. same problem.
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Check the connector for any damage seen, if not, I hate to say this, but your mobo seems faulty at ide.
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That's kinda what I think. I have checked the mobo and connectors. Seems to be fine. Also changed out the cable. Don't know. I think you're probably right. I just wanted to see if maybe I was missing something.
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