[QUOTE=VengeFulHemi;2505313]Thanks gents, but what could be the reason for the bios not seeing my sata dvd writer as a sata, instead of as a native ide? When I set it in the bios as a sata, it’s not listed as a piece of hardware. Only when it listed as an ide does it show up in hardware during post. It also don’t show up in my computer as a sata in windows.[/QUOTE]
Did you update your Bios as well?? My Win7 sees my dvd burner as ATAPI as a SCSI drive. So I think you might want to see if your drive and bios has firmware updates to see if that fixes the problem. So what does the device manager say exactly on the properties for that drive? That would give a better idea of what the O/S sees attached to the sata connector. Also what version of XP pro are you running being more specific here would also help.