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Shibbiness, make sure in Integrated Peripherals ->VIA OnChip IDE Devices that OnChip SATA is set to"enabled" and SATA Mode is set to "IDE". Hit "F10" to save changes and exit.

Let us know if that works

Good luck
Dang.
Was already enabled :S.
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So you didn't load any SATA drivers when you got the "F6" prompt when loading the OS...
That is what I'm guessing, thus no SATA controler.
    
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Dang.
Was already enabled :S.
Shibbiness, do you have another machine that you could test the optical drive in?

Good luck

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That is what I'm guessing, thus no SATA controler.
EDIT: Very good idea
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I recently had an episode like this with a new SATA optical drive I got. Windows and the BIOS didn't detect the drive at all, but there was power going into the drive (I knew because the Eject button still worked).

I opened up the machine and pushed the SATA connectors to the drive and the motherboard port in tighter. I booted up, and voila, the drive was recognized immediately and was usable.

Hope this helps!
    
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Shibbiness, do you have another machine that you could test the optical drive in?

Good luck



EDIT: Very good idea
The other machine that im getting will be here some time this week. Thats why im worried, i dont want my new mobo and cpu to come in and i wont be able to install the drivers for the mobo and my new stuff without the dvd drive :S.



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So you didn't load any SATA drivers when you got the "F6" prompt when loading the OS...
That is what I'm guessing, thus no SATA controler.
I dont think i got a f6 prompt. I dont get it now, is there anyway to go back and get this sata controller ?

-edit- Joe i will try that too right now.


btw thanks for all your help guys, i hope the solution is near :S
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i hooked up both optical drives, both the new and the old. In BIOS the new one that im trying to fix is set up as the third IDE. Also, i put the mobo cd into the old optical drive and installed the SATA Controller (i think). The old optical drive is working normally, it's running warcraft 3, so i know that disc isnt ruined. When i tried putting WC3 back into the new optical drive i got an error. Man this is really getting annoying :S

Here is a pic of the SATA controller driver that i installed, and a pic of the error i get when i try to run a cd off the messed up optical drive.
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Um... so you have 4 optical drives installed...D:, E:, H:, and S: ?
    
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post #18 of 20
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2. One of them is from PowerISO (when i mount ISO's) and one i think came from all this havoc :S.

D: is the new one which is not working, and G: is the old one that i put in and is working.
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The other machine that im getting will be here some time this week. Thats why im worried, i dont want my new mobo and cpu to come in and i wont be able to install the drivers for the mobo and my new stuff without the dvd drive :S.
Shibbiness, how about a buddies computer that you could test the optical drive on? Basically any other computer that has SATA ports would be useful. Perhaps the drive is actually bad. Do you have some type of warranty on it?

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yeah i got 15 days direct replacement, i hope the new mobo and cpu come in soon so i can test it while im still covered. Ill update you guys once it does. Thanks for the help i appreciate it. (repped)
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