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    Question Booting from SATA drive

    I am trying to get my system to boot from my SATA drive yet I keep getting a drive read error when it tries to boot. I have installed the SATA drivers when prompted by Windows installation. I can't seem to find a way round this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated?

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    Do you have it turned on in the bios?

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    My motherboard does detect it in the BIOS/boot up

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    Go into bios and manually detect it, then go to boot device order and make sure it is correct

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    I've tried changing it's priority to number 1 but I still get a drive read error.

    what boot device does SATA come under? Is it just the plain hard disk or something else?

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    I understand there is a problem with Maxtor HD and Nvidia chipset drivers if you check on the Mesh board it may help!
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    I've managed to come across a program called Maxblast 4 that allows me to make my SATA drive bootable and transfer the windows files across.

    Many thanks to all of you.

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