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When I can to one of my computers today it was showing Intel's splash screen (two intel logos, BIOS Settings: 'F2' and '66'.

The board is an intel dp55wb.

Pressing F2 does nothing.

However, when I disconnect my internal Samsung HD103SJ 1T HD (SATA - or is it SATA2 - I am not sure) it does respond to the F2 key.

Any idea on what I should/can do? Does this mean that the drive is gone?

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Some good news, I disconnected my SATA DVD and used its cable to connect the HD and it booted properly. So now how do I know it the fault is with the Cable? the DVD? the SATA port on the board? –  epeleg Mar 15 '12 at 11:15
    
Good news, I disconnected my SATA DVD (DVD side) and plugged its cable to the HD and the machine now boots OK. Next thing would be to try a new cable to connect the DVD. Are there any tools that test SATA cables? –  epeleg Mar 15 '12 at 11:19
    
It sounds like the SATA controller you were using failed. Test this theory by connecting it to your DVD drive. –  Ramhound Mar 15 '12 at 11:56

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