sata dvd burners

  User-1284274 19:55 31 Jul 2008

hi have just built a pc and no matter what i tri i cant get my pc to recognise my sata dvd burning drive ive opened the sata in the bios but still no luck any hep would be nice

cheers neil

  MsTechie 20:01 31 Jul 2008

Do you mean once the PC has booted into Windows that you cant see your drive in Device manager or My computer?

  chub_tor 20:02 31 Jul 2008

click here if you scroll down about half way through this guy found that the problem was solved by changing some of the BIOS settings

  User-1284274 14:11 01 Aug 2008

yes thats right opened the bios to enable the ports also loadead drivers but cant get windows to detect them

  chub_tor 14:16 01 Aug 2008

OK I have copied the section from the link that I gave you where "Joe" managed to fix his problem...

RE: Win XP Not Recognizing DVD Drive


You guys have been the biggest help of all.

After hours of scratching my head and fighting with various BIOS settings,
Windows tweaks, hardware changes, driver updates, etc. I finally found the
"fix" for my DVD problems. Turns out, it was a simple BIOS setting I was

In my BIOS, I have the following settings…

Integrated Peripherals > On Chip SATA Type

(the choices are)
- Native IDE
- Legacy IDE

Originally, I was using the RAID setting with a striped array. Once I
dropped the RAID array, I switched to the SATA -> AHCI setting. If I read
correctly, that is the setting recommended by the user manual included with
the motherboard.

Changing that setting to Native IDE corrected the problem. The DVD is now
recognized by Windows and works just fine. Without the internal errors,
Windows is loading faster too!



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