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IDE to SATA or PCI

Re: IDE to SATA or PCI

Postby Grav!ty » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:55 pm

Then your DVD drive is not being read correctly. Is it visible in the BIOS?
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Re: IDE to SATA or PCI

Postby BILLMCC66 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:34 pm

It is seeing the hard drive in the bios but not the Disk drives (cd or dvd).
I have been banging my head for 6 hours now and am giving up for the day.
Thanks for the time and help, if anyone has a new idea please post, I am at the stage where i will try anything.
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Re: IDE to SATA or PCI

Postby augie » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:53 pm

Well, if you have another cable try that, otherwise get a SATA optical.
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Re: IDE to SATA or PCI

Postby BILLMCC66 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:01 pm

I have tried another cable Augie but i get the same results.
I am looking at ways to boot from a flash drive (will study that in the morning)
If i don't get it to work i will get a Sata optical drive but it will not be until Tuesday or Wednesday so i still have some time to play.
To be honest i never thought it would be such a problem.
My other PC is all Sata cables but i am loath to pull any parts out of that because it works so well.

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Re: IDE to SATA or PCI

Postby augie » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:20 pm

Too bad as I hate to throw hardware out but sometimes it just goes bad, and yes don't go fiddlin' around in a perfectly working rig. :lol:
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Re: IDE to SATA or PCI

Postby BILLMCC66 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:20 am

Well although i can not load an OS i have got it to boot from Barts PE via a Flash drive :()
I am not sure what i can do with this prog but at least i know that the PC will boot, so in the next few days i will get a SATA DVD read write and hopefully the rest will good news
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Re: IDE to SATA or PCI

Postby BILLMCC66 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:58 am

GREAT NEWS :() :() :() :() :() :()
I got the new build running (gently at first) it turns out that the Mobo was defective but he did not have another one the same so we did a bit of horse trading and i accepted one that is just a little bit slower but a lot cheaper.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?M ... oTwins2000

and with the extra cash i gave back the GTX 250 and came away with a GTX 260.
So i got it up and running with Vista Ultimate 86X64bit.
I had a little trouble finding all the drivers i needed but that seems OK now and i have it folding with a Windows XP/2003/Vista GPU System tray client (installer msi) 6.23 for the moment as i have forgotten the client we are using(you know me, I sleep i forget)
I will let it fold with this for a few hours but i am not confident enough to leave it unattended over night so it will be off just in case thing start to get warm.
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Re: IDE to SATA or PCI

Postby augie » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:23 am

Wow Bill, if you didn't have bad luck... Good to see it going and that you got rid if the GTX 250 as that's just a rebranded 9800GT. :-x :cool: ^*^
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