XP won't boot after SATA DVD-ROM installed

  essexg 20:56 09 Mar 2010

The IDE DVD-RW stopped working on my computer. I ordered a new DVD-ROM as replacement (Lite ON iHDS118) but realised on receiving that the new drive is SATA and the old was IDE.
I have a spare SATA connection on the motherboard, but when I connect the SATA DVD drive to the SATA2 connection the system hangs shortly after the XP load process starts.
Not sure if my system can handle a SATA DVD drive or how I need to configure for it to work?
System details:
Evesham AMD Athlon system
MSI K7N2 Delta-L motherboard
Phoenix Award Bios with:
1st Boot set to HDD-0 (HDD connected via SATA1)
2nd Boot set to CDROM
3rd Boot set to none
Boot Other set to Disabled

  essexg 12:49 10 Mar 2010

I left XP aftert it appeared to free on load. After a couple of minutes the load of XP completed successfully, but the DVD drive is not recognised, and wasn't detected by the 'Add Hardware' search.

Wondering if the simplest solution is to but an IDR DVD drive instead?

  chub_tor 15:07 10 Mar 2010

Presumably your drive doesn't show up in Device Manager with/without exclamation marks or question marks alongside it and if that is the case then you need to check for it in the BIOS (usually by tapping the Delete key as you boot up. Look at the options yyou have to make sure that SATA2 is enabled.

Also check out this Microsoft article click here

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