unable to boot from CD

By sap
May 28, 2006
  1. hi friends

    I am using Dell dimension 5150,in that i have removed
    dell hard disk,and i am connecting new samung hard disk (power cable & ribbon cable)
    (and i have removed master pin also from hard disk).since CD-rom is acting as master.
    And in boot sequence i have changed the order
    1. Onboard Or USB CD-ROM drive
    2.Onboard IDE hard drive.
    3. Onboard or USB Floppy drive.
    4. Onboard SATA drive.

    now i will place the cd(2000 server) in CD-rom and restart
    but i am unable to get ...boot from CD why?
    where is the mistake...

    It says that

    Drive 0 not found : serial ATA, SATA-0.
    Drive 2 not found : parallel ATA, PATA-0 (Pri-IDE Master).
    strike F1 to continue, F2 go to setup utility.
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    You should leave the jumper on the new drive in the Master position.

    Tell the BIOS to boot from the CD ROM and that no SATA is installed.

    Then restart.If you still have to, press F1 to continue.

    BTW why are you replacing a SATA with an IDE anyway ?
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