[QUOTE=gjazz;2190615]Mines an ICH10R but an interesting read, thanks anyway.[/QUOTE]
gjazz - (your response to APVM) it doesn’t matter (that you have the newer “10R”) , you still have to follow the correct steps when it comes to installing XP with AHCI enabled - this has nothing to do with the 7200-S , if you return it for another (SATA) burner / reader you will have the same issue .
bottom line - the 7200-S works well with many boards in AHCI mode (XP - Vista x86 & x64) , find a forum related to your motherboard and get some guidance in setting up a slipstreamed XP installation disc (I’m using the latest Intel AHCI drivers with a Giga Ep45-UD3R) - tip: Nlite makes setting up a slipstreamed XP disc very simple http://www.nliteos.com/
good luck in getting setup in full AHCI mode