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A2- IDE detect AE-legacy boot event

post #1 of 20
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Hello All,

I just put together my first rig and i am trying to post. I am unable to install windows because the Debug codes i get when i start is A2 ( IDE Detect) and when the loading is done it changes to AE ( Legacy boot event) I have set the boot sequence to my dvd drive, but i get nothing. What shows up on the screen is Select media device to boot press any key. SO i'm stumped and Tired. Let me know if you guys have any ideas. Note: I am able to Load bios and change my boot sequence and see the rest of my hardware running. I'm sure their is a setting or something a n00b like myself is missing. SO Let me know. Thanks in advance!

My set up:
Intel Core i7-2600k
Asus p67 maximus iv extreme
16g Gskil Ripjaws x
2X gt 580 3gb SLI
LG dvd
Light on Blu ray Burner
H100 liquid cooling
Rosewill Lightning 1300w
Crucial m4 120gb SSD
WD caviar green 2tb
Level 10 GT Case
Edited by Danfgw - 12/1/11 at 7:38pm
post #2 of 20
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My Boot LED is Red Also. I have changed Sata ports, changed Sata cables. And im still getting AE. When i go into bios the code still changes to A2. Any thoughts?
post #3 of 20
Have you tried installing an OS? Try pressing F1 after you boot and see what happens.
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Have you tried installing an OS? Try pressing F1 after you boot and see what happens.

I am trying to install my OS but it won't allow me. I am stuck at " reboot and select a boot device press any key" f1 won't do anything. My boot LED is red so something is up with the boot process. I have already selected my dvd drive with the windows 7 disc in it.
post #5 of 20
Make sure the Win7 DVD is in your DVD drive and press any key when that prompts you. If that doesn't work, go in BIOS and change the boot priority so that your DVD drive is the first in the boot order. Also, make sure only your SSD on which you'll be installing Win7 is connected and any other drives (such as your WD caviar green) have been unplugged.
post #6 of 20
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yup i have also done all of that. i will continue messing with it. But please keep the suggestions coming. I have gone as far as overriding the dvd to boot and still nothing.
post #7 of 20
I remember having a similar situation with my Asus Sabertooth P67 but I don't remember how I resolved it exactly. I think I had to move some of the boot devices around. Basically make sure that DVD Drive is your 1st boot device, Hard Drive your 2nd, then USB and make sure that if you have a bootable NIC card (such as Intel's) that it's the last device to boot from
post #8 of 20
by boot led, do you mean the hdd led on the case? If so, then you may have a loose connection/bad connection to the hard drive, also check for damage to the hard drive just in case (not saying you did it, might have just happened)
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1xWD 320GB, 2xWD 1TB raid 0, 2x WD 2TB Sata DVD burner Prolimatech Megahalem Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" Aoc 2217v 10000:1 5ms G15 V2 Corsair TX750 Lian Li V1000 plus (modded) 
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Razer Lachesis V2 Razer Ironclad Razer Orca Headphones Asus Xonar Essence ST (to be modded) 
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Hitachi 160GB stock Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Resistive Tablet LCD Screen 
PowerCaseMouse
65w Lenovo Power Adapter Lenovo x200T Trackpoint 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Dual 2.8Ghz Socket 603/604 Xeons ATI Rage XL 8MB 4GB DDR 266Mhz 6x 36gb 10k rpm SCSI 
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post #9 of 20
Did you set SATA to AHCI mode in the BIOS? Make sure that is set correctly.

And yeah, make sure your cables are securely in place. Also, if I were you, I'd disconnect the Bluray player and the green caviar just to make the system as simple as possible.
Edited by mrwalker - 12/1/11 at 8:36pm
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I remember having a similar situation with my Asus Sabertooth P67 but I don't remember how I resolved it exactly. I think I had to move some of the boot devices around. Basically make sure that DVD Drive is your 1st boot device, Hard Drive your 2nd, then USB and make sure that if you have a bootable NIC card (such as Intel's) that it's the last device to boot from
I have set the boot devices correctly and i do not have a NIC card
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by boot led, do you mean the hdd led on the case? If so, then you may have a loose connection/bad connection to the hard drive, also check for damage to the hard drive just in case (not saying you did it, might have just happened)
Their is a LED on my mother board called the boot LED. I have checked my connections and also changed cables i am still getting the A2 (IDE DETECT) and then when i boot the code changes to AE. The Hardrives are recognized in the bios so i assume they work...
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Did you set SATA to AHCI mode in the BIOS? Make sure that is set correctly.

Yes I do have it in AHCI. My bios Default is AHCI so i was safe there. AGain thank you for the Feedback please keep the suggestions coming. I have searched this problem all over the net and i Don't see a solution. Lets make this thread THAT ONE solution thread for the future!
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