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OK,

I'm not completely certain if this is just a Vista problem, but here goes.

When Vista came out, I installed it via a ide dvd rom, onto 3 raptors in raid.

No problems,

I returned that dvd rom drive because they had a SATA available.

Now a few months later, my raid crashed. I redo my raid (0), and go to install with the sata dvd drive (plextor 755s). It won't boot from a dvd, but will boot from cd. Needles say, I'm using xp right now. I tried several firmware versions, to no avail. I decided to keep the latest firmware for the dvd drive, all other functionality seems to be fine.

I'm considering an RMA, but would like to see if anyone could possibly known the problem (other than it being vista, hardy har har) It did work on an ide dvd rom. I don't have one to check it on currently in this box.
It does work on my laptop.

Please assist
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OK,

I'm not completely certain if this is just a Vista problem, but here goes.

When Vista came out, I installed it via a ide dvd rom, onto 3 raptors in raid.

No problems,

I returned that dvd rom drive because they had a SATA available.

Now a few months later, my raid crashed. I redo my raid (0), and go to install with the sata dvd drive (plextor 755s). It won't boot from a dvd, but will boot from cd. Needles say, I'm using xp right now. I tried several firmware versions, to no avail. I decided to keep the latest firmware for the dvd drive, all other functionality seems to be fine.

I'm considering an RMA, but would like to see if anyone could possibly known the problem (other than it being vista, hardy har har) It did work on an ide dvd rom. I don't have one to check it on currently in this box.
It does work on my laptop.

Please assist
I have no experience at all with SATA opticals , here's my thought.
Did you change your boot order to reflect a SATA optical and not your IDE optical?

Can you go to your boot menu and manually select the SATA optical as the boot device?

IDK just throwin out what crossed my mind.
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eh the order of the boot doesnt affect what media(dvd/cd) it detects. might be a dvd type problem. unless he booted from the dvd originaly
so are these 2 different drives or a cd/dvd rom and it just wont read dvd's?
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My drive boots from cd's, just not dvds. it's the same sata drive.
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Originally Posted by gre0481 View Post
My drive boots from cd's, just not dvds. it's the same sata drive.
Oh I get it now, the drive in question boots a CD but not a DVD, forgive me I'm short

Make a Bootable ISO image of anything on a dvd and see if it boots.
Maybe your Vista disk is borked.
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Oh I get it now, the drive in question boots a CD but not a DVD, forgive me I'm short

Make a Bootable ISO image of anything on a dvd and see if it boots.
Maybe your Vista disk is borked.

The dvd works in my laptop, so I'm sure it's not the DVD.

Anyone have issues with a SATA dvd drive?
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My SATA dvd drive boots from the DVD just fine. =/

My guess is you don't have something right in the BIOs.

Check your ordering/boot order.. maybe even try defaults.
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Thats odd. I tried this thing in 3 different pc's.

I picked up a cheap dvd rom for my other pc today, it boots from there.

It's not the boot order for sure, otherwise it wouldn't boot from cd.

There isn't a setting for it to boot from cd, and not the dvd.

Just the dvd drive in general
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