Okay, then you are running Nvidia controller and an additional Sil.
Next step will be to find out, what drive is connected to what chipset. Device manager or Nero InfoTool will help. Or you open your case, grab your mainboard manual and see where you connected your drives to.
to be honest i have no idea which controller the dvd drive is on as i have three sata hard drives as well and there is no labeling on the inside case to show which is which controller
The connectors are probably marked in any way. Maybe IDE0, IDE1,… SATA1, SATA2,… or similar. With the help of your motherboard manual, this will enable to identify, what drive is connected to wich controller.
could you tell me where to find the bios setting for the sata chipset in the bios menu and what it is your specifically your after.
RAID-capable Onboard controllers can either be configured as RAID or non-RAID controllers. There should be options to do so in your BIOS setup or are accessible during boot (watch for “Press key to configure…” or similar). As any mainboard is different, you have to check your manual or additional documents on your mainboard setup CD or the mainboard manufacturer’s website.
Optical drives will not work with controllers, that are set to RAID mode! This is the reason, why I asked you that question. Maybe this is the key to solve your problem.
MID of the media? whats this (again let me know how to find it)
MID is the Media ID of the disc. Together with the brand name, one can judge about the quality of the media. To find out the MID, insert the disc and run either Nero CD/DVD Speed and check the disc info tab (if you have Nero installed, you’ll find it in the Nero Toolkit folder) or DVD Identifier.