The problem started when I installed a new SSD. Research on the net shows that Intel identified a problem with this motherboard in 2011.
The advice on the webpage is to contact the pc manufacturer but this is impossible. SATA connections are as follows: SATA0 has SSD, SATA1 has HDD, SATA3 has CD/DVD. I've tried different CD/DVD drive units that work in other PCs.
Is there anything I can do? Any advice would be welcome. Thank you.
0070 is the latest bios, if you can find it. It may help, it may not.
I would be tempted to use a pata CD/DVD, or purchase a PCIe card with sata ports and use the cd/DVD on that.
@n.scott.pearson may have some suggestions.
At this point, I can only think of three options:
Option 3 is the simplest and most cost-effective solution.
Hope this helps,
So not working through SATA through USB but working with PATA through USB. Still trying to get my head round it. Think It'll be a long night.
Any more thoughts would be welcome.
Swapped SSD, HDD and CD/DVD SATA connections on motherboard and all of a sudden every thing worked. Loose connection? I don't know. Anyway I'm not changing it now it's working.
My thanks to all who offered advice.