I posted regarding this issue 4 weeks ago
"I am trying to install a new DVR-212 SATA into my daughter’s Acer Aspire SA85. There is only one vacant SATA port on the motherboard. The only other SATA port is connected to the hard drive. The existing DVD drive is IDE. The BIOS settings are:
IDE Ch0 Master (existing DVD)
IDE Ch0 Slave (None)
IDE Ch1 Master (None)
IDE Ch1 Slave (None)
IDE Ch2 Master (HDD)
IDE Ch3 Master (None)
When I connect the DVR-212 to the vacant SATA port and power, the PC won’t boot past the first screen and I can’t get into BIOS settings. I also tried disconnecting the existing IDE DVD drive but it still won’t boot with the DVR-212 connected to SATA. Seems like some sort of a conflict but it’s got me stumped!"
I have since purchased a parallel ATA to serial ATA converter. I have plugged the converter into the vacant 40 pin IDE port and connected the converter to power. I have connected the DVR-212 to power (the tray opens and closes) and to the converter via SATA cable. The DVR-212 is not detected by XP when I reboot and does not appear in Device Manager. Not sure what to do next. Do I have to change settings in BIOS?
Thanks in anticipation.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->