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#1 granmaf


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Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:47 AM

i am new to this, just built my first computer without much problems but i want to boot from the sata drive. i have a ide drive in now and a sata both are formatted primary drives and are viewed in disk management but i cannot boot from the sata alone even tho i made it bootable. don't know how to set the bios up, it doesn't have anything that i know of that says to make it boot from sata, please help i'd like to use this drive.also would like some info on power supply, just got a cheap case to start with that had a power supply in it. also what kind of heatsink would you recommend, i don't think the one i have is good enough,because it gets hot sometimes. thanks

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard Name Abit KW7 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA Apollo KT880
System Memory 2048 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (10/01/04) Award BIOS Type Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Video Adapter ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 SERIES - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 SERIES (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (R300)
Monitor Dell P991 [19" CRT] (8376T0AP0011)
Audio Adapter Creative SB0410 SB Live! 24-bit Sound Card
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller VIA SATA RAID Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD200BB-75AUA1 (18 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC WD80 0JD-98JNC0 SCSI Disk Device (74 GB)
Optical Drive PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A (DVD+R9:6x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
Optical Drive SONY CD-ROM CDU5222
C: (NTFS) 19092 MB (9498 MB free)
G: (NTFS) 76316 MB (68205 MB free)
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Port Mouse (IntelliPoint)
Network Adapter VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter

Motherboard 53 C (127 F)
CPU 60 C (140 F)
Aux 63 C (145 F)
WDC WD800JD-98JNC0 46 C (115 F)
CPU 6136 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.70 V
Aux 2.74 V
+3.3 V 3.34 V
+5 V 5.11 V
+12 V 12.46 V
-12 V -6.44 V
-5 V -3.39 V
+5 V Standby 5.14 V
Field Value
VBAT Battery 3.26 V

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 10:52 AM

I can't seem to find the manual on the ABit KW7 but if the bios is anything like the KV7 you need to go to the Advanced Bios Features page and set Boot Other Device to Enabled.

First Boot Device/Second Boot Device/Third Boot Device/Boot Other Device

Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the [First Boot Device], [Second Boot Device], and [Third Boot Device] items respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according to the drive selected. Set [Boot Other Device] to [Enabled] if you wish to boot from another device other than these three items.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 03:10 AM

Motherboard 53 C (127 F)
CPU 60 C (140 F)
Aux 63 C (145 F)
WDC WD800JD-98JNC0 46 C (115 F)
CPU 6136 RPM

Like you said I think you have a problem with cooling, those are terrible temperatures for an Athlon and the CPU fan is about to blow a gasket. I can't recommend specific coolers though but I'm sure others will.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:23 AM

Just my 2 - Windows hates to boot from SATA. I had to remove all drives from my system (when installing on my SATA drive) in order to get it to recognize the SATA as the boot drive.

This was complicated by my having an IDE drive with an intact boot sector on it at the time (I was trying to save my old copy of XP on the IDE drive while installing a new copy on the SATA drive). What happened was that the system would boot off of the IDE drive and then would move to the SATA drive to load Windows. I fixed it by removing the IDE when I installed Windows and the SATA.

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