Huh Dan203, that sounds scarry because I'm about to build a new $ntel C2D system with no native IDE ports.
I think we are looking in completely wrong direction here. Let's start from square one.
What OS /SP are you on?
What is the name/modell of your computers motherboard?
What kind of ide controller is drive connected to (consult manual)?
What media are you using?
Adding links that will help you answering my questions;
- cpu-z, identifies mobo, bios, cpu, memories aso.
- Nero CD-DVD Speed and Nero InfoTool, can tell you anything from discs mediacode (MID) to your system drivers.
- Devicemanager will tell you what ide drivers you use right now.