[QUOTE=mciahel;2558925]Hi,Hm. Okay. Is there a Sata configuration option in your Bios setup?
That’s quite normal for Acer (Yes, eMachines=Acer)
If you think, it’s a firmware issue, then the only way would be crossflashing to - for example - SCxx firmware (which is the version for Samsung computers). See the FAQ link in my signature for possible sources. Unfortunately, this would void any warranty of your computer.
Thanks for your suggestions.
There is one option in the BIOS that I had to change to get XP to recognise the Hard Disk. I changed drive setting from AHCI to IDE mode.
As the writer performs very well, scanned with Benq 1650, I don’t think I will bother with the firmware.
The writer operates correctly in Windows 7 so it is not really a problem.
It is just a puzzle that I would have liked to find an answer for.