I have a brand spanking new machine that im building. It has a GA-M52S-S3P mother board.
I have installed everything correctly and have a SATA new drive installed. I started it up and went into bios and set CD-Rom as First boot, HDD as Second and Floppy as third (i dont actually have a floppy drive) OK cool. Save settings and exited. The computer starts to boot up fine. Detects CPU and Memory fine.. it then comes up: Verifying DMI Pool or something and then comes up "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"
Im sure jsut after verifying DMI it should come up with BOOT CD/DVD: then request me to press a key to to boot from CD-rom.. but instead it goes straight to the HDD to boot and gives that above error. This is why i think it cannot detect my CD drive as it is not even attempting to boot off it. The lights come on, on the CD Drve and it makes a whirring noise.. i tried it in my other machine and it detects starts up and trys to boot from CD-ROM successfully. So i swapped the IDE cables in the machines knowing that the other one was fine. Still no luck. I have tried Jumpers: Master, Slave and cable select with no results (I put it back on master afterwards)
The Motherboard is primarily a SATA Mobo.. it has one IDE connector for the IDE cable on the motherboard and that is it.. i believe this is basically just for the CD-Rom... but yea it does not detect it at all.
Can someone please help.. i've run out of things to try
CD/DVD drive is a LG Dual layer drive CD/DVD-RW that is basically new as well and i have had no difficultys with it. I ahve also tried another owrking CD-ROM driver with no luck.
The HDD is a Western Digital 320gb which detects fine.