I just bought a SONY NEC Optiarc AW-G170S and am having problems getting it to install.
My old PC quit reading the hard drives, so I got a new motherboard, uproc and memory. Kept the old disks. New case/power supply.
I now have an Intel D102GGC2 MB with a Pentium D 3.4 GHz processor and 2GB RAM. I’m running XP Home and have installed all updates.
My hard disks (2) are both IDE, and I have a CD ROM on the second IDE port. I had a DVD writer also on this IDE, but it doesn’t work on this machine. That’s why I got this new writer.
When I try to install the new DVD, the machine won’t boot. It gets stuck in the BIOS screen, but won’t go into the BIOS. I’ve unplugged the DVD, gone into BIOS, checked boot order (Hard, DVD/CD, Floppy) and tried to look at the drives. The SATA interface is not active, but I don’t have any SATA devices active at this time. Auto detect is on for all disks.
The DVD burner seems to be powered OK; I’m using a SATA power cable; the light comes on, the door opens and closes when I push the button.