New Burner problem

Hi,

I purchased a pioneer dvd burner 216bk however xp sp3 wont find it.

It has pwr.

I am unsure about the sata connection on my motherboard - asus av8 deluxe

There are four on board ports, 2 are red and two are not, not sure if it matters which I use.

The cables are new and the drive had no software with it.

The bios is enabled, not sure what else to do

Please let me know what else I need to tell you.

Thanks

Rod

Hi and Welcome![quote=rapidrod;2218548]
I purchased a pioneer dvd burner 216bk however xp sp3 wont find it.
I am unsure about the sata connection on my motherboard - asus av8 deluxe[/quote]This is the problem.
The Via 8237 southbridge does not support optical drives properly.
Either install a Sata-Add-on card with Silicon Image chipset (must be flashed to SataLink (with Base Bios from SiI)) and install the drive there, or return the drive and get a Pioneer 116 series drive instead.

Michael