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Experiencing a boot problem suddenly

Hi Experts,

All of a suddenly I am experiencing a boot problem. I have a total of four hard drives in my computer, all SATA, I was able to boot into Windows with all four drives including the drive I have the OS installed without a problem. Once I rebooted my computer, I get the following message:

"Boot From AHCI CD-ROM DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER."

If I unplug three drives and just keep the hard drive with OS installed my computer boots up fine.

Any suggestions why this just started to happen?

Thanks Experts!
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JeremySBrown
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QPRCommented:
this seems to refer to your cd drive.
Is there a disk in the drive?
do your drive letterings look like they should? have you changed the drive letters recently?
can you check the bios and ensure that the boot sequence is how you expect it to be
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JeremySBrownAuthor Commented:
Hi QPR,

Thank you for your quick response!

When I have all hard drives plugged in, this is when I was in Windows, my DVD Drive was seen as letter (F:) when I unplug the three drives and boot with the one hard drive with the OS installed my DVD drive is now being seen as letter (D:).

No disk is in the drive.
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JeremySBrownAuthor Commented:
And to add.. one of the hard drives is letter (D:).
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QPRCommented:
can you go to the bios and check boot sequence? could be this has got confused (somehow)
Unless you want it to attempt to boot from the CD/DVD then it should be set to HDD.
Then go to the disk settings and make sure that the OS drive is the main drive. I can't quote the exact terminology here as it's been a long time since I had piggy backed drivers
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senadCommented:
Go to BIOS and try changing SATA mode to AHCI if it wont work after reboot then try and change it to IDE.Also make sure the boot sequence is right (that it boots from hard drive and not your CD-ROM)
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nobusCommented:
i suppose the problems is cause by a bad disk.
connect your drives 1 by one for testing which one is the cause.
then try to test it from a bootable cd (might work or not)
 so i suggest to download the disk diag you need from :  http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/      
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jeremy4helpCommented:
were the other three drives in a raid?

Any suggestions why this just started to happen?
It has to do with the boot order which has been suggested.

Some Bios have a hard drive order so when a "valid" drive is available it will use that drive first after the priority drive is gone it reconfigures the Hard drive boot order I have a machine here that frustrates me as well.
In other words maybe booted it with a flash drive(external HD) then booted it with out a flash drive(external HD).
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JeremySBrownAuthor Commented:
Sorry to getting back...I was away.

I got it to work with all drives enabled.

What I did was I checked the mobo and I had to set the SATA cables in the order of each device.

I am going to reward points for everyone's help and suggestions to try.

Thanks again everybody and Happy New Year!
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nobusCommented:
>>   I had to set the SATA cables in the order of each device.   <<   that's a new one ....
i suppose you had bad contacts or a bad cable, and by rearranging it, you fixed it.
Keep an eye on them !
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