Hi, I have a self build pc that i made in 2003 . A7n8x deluxe 2, athlon XP 2600, Bios 1008d rev2. This has performed well over the years even though it could be considered dated by todays standards.
My EIDE dvd rw drive failed 2 weeks ago & i replaced it with a Sony optiarc AD7200s SATA drive, (this is the first time i have used SATA in this pc).
After initial problems being able to boot from this drive (for the purpose of installing op\sys & recovery boot disks, etc) i found a modified BIOS that has the si3112 BIOS 4.2.83 & this allows me to boot from the dvd drive when required.
The only problem is, when shutting down vista, the pc will not shut down completely. The case fans, cpu fan are still running. Through a process of elimination i found that the SATA dvd drive is causing this problem. If i shutdown with the dvd drive disconnected it will shutdown properly, reconnect the dvd drive & it wont shutdown. This problem is only apparent in vista, win xp has no shutdown issues.
Any advice & suggestions appreciated as i am rapidly loosing hair on this!