Please Help - Bios detects HDD's, but fails to boot from CD or HDD.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by stepeato, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. stepeato

    stepeato New Member

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    A little odd, but maybe someone here can help :D

    If i have any drives hooked up via sata cable, the computer wont boot from disk.
    If I have no HDD hooked up, it will.

    I am using a GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2p motherboard with a amd 6 core 1045t.

    I truly appreciate any help, thank you again.
     
  2. brkkab

    brkkab Senior Member

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    Try a different sata cable, make sure the bios/uefi is set to defaults/optimized defaults. If those don't work the mobo or hard drive are bad and need to be replaced. Try the hard drive on/in another pc to rule it out as the cause. If it work's the mobo is at fault (I/e: faulty sata connectors, etc.).
     
  3. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    A clumsy point of view: be sure you don't have SATA cables in strict 90 degrees turns, they can't live with that.
     

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