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Solved: CD Drive not Recognized in BIOS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vAero, Feb 14, 2011.

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  1. vAero

    vAero Thread Starter

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    Right, so I recently upgraded my computer. I just need to install Windows XP onto my hard drive. The problem is, in BIOS, my CD Rom isn't getting recognized. I have a IDE to SATA adapter (this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816113) to connect the CD ROM which as a old IDE connector, to the motherboards SATA ports, as it does not have any IDE ports.I also see that the LED for the adapter is on and I know that the switch is in the correct place. Please help. My motherboard is a EVGA P55V, which can be found here. http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6247549
     
  2. crjdriver

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    I do not know how much good this is going to do however I would NOT be using an adapter like that. For only a few $ more than what you paid for the adapter, you could just buy the right drive and be done with the problem. A new dvd burner is all of $16 @the egg.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    If you really must use that adapter, make sure the sata controller is set to native IDE mode or legacy mode. Note you are not going to get the benefit of sata when in that mode ie NCQ, hot swap, etc.
     
  3. vAero

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    I would prefer to have the adapter, as I would have to return it and all and I live pretty far from Newegg, so things usually take a while to ship. I checked on my BIOS and whenever I clicked on the SATA controller, it only shows enable or disable.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Since that board supports raid, the sata controller must be selectable as to mode. Read your manual for info on bios menus/selections.
     
  5. vAero

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    The CD that the MoBo came with has the drivers with RAID on it. But if the CD Drive dosent run it how am I supposed to get those drivers? I went into SATA Config and used RAID mode, but it didn't even change anything. Would I just have a better bet taking a CD Drive out of my newer computer, installing it in the upgraded one and use it temporarily?
     
  6. shadow6224

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    Perhaps. perhaps not. it might not just be a problem with the CD drive. just the Mother board with CD drives in general. I don't know. try plugging it in and seeing what happens.
     
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