Will Vista DVD boot from a 'SATA' DVD-RW on a clean install?


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Guest

Will Vista DVD boot from a 'SATA' DVD-RW on a clean install? Or, do I have to
install a driver first from a bootable floppy?
 
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Jeff Ingram

It booted fine from my Plextor SATA DVD Writer. I think it' has more to do
with your system BIOS and which drive you have set as the first boot device.
Check to make sure that your DVD drive is the 1st boot device.

Hope that helps!

Jeff
 
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Richard G. Harper

It depends on whether or not Vista has a driver for your SATA controller.
If it does, it will; if it does not, then you won't be able to. I have one
computer with SATA that works as a bootable device and one that does not.

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The beta version of Vista installed the right SATA driver, but I was
installing from an 'IDE' DVD-RW then. The concern is will the SATA DVD-RW
drive function before installing the SATA driver from the Vista DVD. As said,
it probably depends on what's in the MB Bios.

Richard G. Harper said:
It depends on whether or not Vista has a driver for your SATA controller.
If it does, it will; if it does not, then you won't be able to. I have one
computer with SATA that works as a bootable device and one that does not.

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Rich said:
Will Vista DVD boot from a 'SATA' DVD-RW on a clean install? Or, do I have
to
install a driver first from a bootable floppy?
 
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Richard G. Harper

Yep, that's a good bet.

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Rich said:
The beta version of Vista installed the right SATA driver, but I was
installing from an 'IDE' DVD-RW then. The concern is will the SATA DVD-RW
drive function before installing the SATA driver from the Vista DVD. As
said,
it probably depends on what's in the MB Bios.

Richard G. Harper said:
It depends on whether or not Vista has a driver for your SATA controller.
If it does, it will; if it does not, then you won't be able to. I have
one
computer with SATA that works as a bootable device and one that does not.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


Rich said:
Will Vista DVD boot from a 'SATA' DVD-RW on a clean install? Or, do I
have
to
install a driver first from a bootable floppy?
 

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