[qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the Pioneer DVR-213LS. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]I installed a new dvd burner into my Dell 8100 computer. The computer only had IDE connections, and the new burner is SATA, so I also bought a SATA/ATA converter. It’s now the only dvd drive installed, but it’s not being recognised when windows XPÂ starts up, or when I go into system settings. I went into system settings to see if there was anything about ATA/IDE, but all I could find was something about an IDE interface, which could only be set to Auto or Off. When I set it to Off, the computer wouldn’t boot at all. Help please!!!
There are some IDE-SATA chipsets that are picky with optical drives, you might want to mention the specific chipset/product that you are having problems with. I myself have run into the same problem before, but have solved it by using other chipsets and/or interfaces.