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  Topic : [Problem]New Build won't boot New Topic
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Posted:10/22/2009 1:28:00 PM # 11

Author: riche Posted: 10/20/2009 4:25:00 AM

Hi, I have just built a new system,specs below, the first thing i'm trying to do is boot from a linux cd and copy all my files from the wd 250 ide drive to the sata drive but although the bios detects all the drives it wont boot from the cd.In the bios boot menu it says (a device enclosed in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu) and all drives are enclosed,so first off how do i change this. ASUS P5Q SE2 iP45 Socket 775 Motherboard Intel Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.8GHz Sapphire HD 4670 1GB DDR3 Graphics Card Kingston (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHzpC2-6400KHX6400D2K2/4G Sony CD-RW Drive IDE WD 250gig IDE HDD Samsung 500gig SATA HDD
I am having the same problem with a new build Asus P5QPL-AM Motherboard Intel Pentium dual core 2.4.
All devices are there Sata 3M-WDC WD5000
                                CDROM PM-HL-DT-STD
But they are all in brackets and I am getting the same message about "a device enclosed in parenthesis etc. etc." I have changed boot order every which way and F10 but when rebooting just asks if to boot normally, or in safe mode blah blah. I'm going around in circles
and getting nowhere. I used partition magic to partition my hard drive and set C to primary
but  I am tearing what hair I have left out by the clump. Theproblem is the part about "disabled in the corresponding menu" WHAT menu is that?

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Posted:10/22/2009 9:13:00 PM # 12
Hi p...

Does tapping F8 bring up a boot device choice menu and can you select a drive that way..?

Another thing to try is to go to the main BIOS screen and highlight a drive position.. like SATA1 or SATA2....Press enter and set the 'Type' to 'Auto' or 'CDROM' for an optical disk and then save and exit the BIOS. 

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From: GBR
Posted:11/7/2009 9:00:00 AM # 13
Hi All OK an update on my system,thanks Ulrich for tip on F8 that helped,my first problem was solved by trying another cd drive,out of 4 that i tried only one worked on this system although they all worked on my other system,so i'm not sure why? As for the sata-ide interface,i did get one of these but couldn't get it to work because you need to install drivers to use it. So the situation at the moment is i have got XP installed and most of the drivers but i still can't access my SATA drive because the Intel chip driver dosn't install properly. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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