Device Mgr shows SATA disks as SCSI

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#1

I currently have: ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe MOBO, MSI GeForce 8600 GTS 256mb DDR2, 1 stick of 2gb G.Skill RAM, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, Sound Blaster Audigy SE, Rosewill PSU of 550W using Microsoft XP Pro X64 on a Western Digital HD 320 gb HD using SATA 2 cables for both my HDD and DVD R/W drives.

Here is my problem: My device manager with all my latest drivers and BIOS show my HDD and DVD R/W drive as SCSI devices. I have gone thru one DVD R/W drive (Phillips) and got this Sony. It will not write to DVD R/W disks even though I know for sure it is a DVD R/W drive. Now before I install my latest drivers for my MOBO Chipset it does NOT say whether either of my drives are SATA2 or SCSI, however, it still wont write to my DVD R/w disks. I am afraid the mobo and the disks are not communicating properly and it will lead to the same result as my phillips drive did. I do not want to lose either.

Can someone please shed any light on this matter? Is anyone out there doing anything about this issue as i know i am not the only one? Could it be a compatibility issue with XP x64? Any info at all is extremely appreciated. Oh, and my bios is up to date with NO RAID enabled.


#2

Normal.


#3

It is common but i do not believe it is normal. This is causing malfunctions with my hardware!! My DVD R/W continuously reads disks in it!! It wont write to DVD+R/W disks even though it is a DVD R/W drive. Same thing went for my Phillips drive. It keeps reading disks for no reason!!! Anyone else?


#4

What do you mean it keeps reading disks??? Isnt it supposed to read disks?


#5

I mean if i have a disc in my drive when i turn my computer on it will sit there and ‘spin’ after boot. It is as though windows doesn’t know what to do with the disc. It reads discs when I don’t want it to. If you do not understand what i am saying please do not try to help me. Go to a forum where your understanding matches the forum!!!


#6

Will it boot from the Drive eg. WINDOWS cd?


#7

Hi,[quote=Chaotic1283;2180154]
Here is my problem: My device manager with all my latest drivers and BIOS show my HDD and DVD R/W drive as SCSI devices. I have gone thru one DVD R/W drive (Phillips) and got this Sony. It will not write to DVD R/W disks even though I know for sure it is a DVD R/W drive. Now before I install my latest drivers for my MOBO Chipset it does NOT say whether either of my drives are SATA2 or SCSI, however, it still wont write to my DVD R/w disks.[/quote]Uninstall Nvidia IDE/Sata drivers using the Nvidia installer you can find in Control Panel -> Add/Remove Software.
Additionally, you may check if the Sata controller operation mode can be set to something like “IDE”.

Michael