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Computer won't recognize sata dvd burner

Hi i just installed a sata dvd burner with a ide to sata motherboard bridge(goes into the second ide slot) and the computer won't recognize the drive at all not in bios device manager or my computer . i have no idea what to try next .can you give me any suggestions? i keep reading about satas not being recognized but no solutions thankyou any help would be appreciated

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  • lynsol Jan 21, 2008

    hi the only jumpers are on the adapter bridge and yes they are set right the ide cable can't plug into the back of a sata burner so you have to plug in the adapter to the ide channel and then plug the sata data cable into the adapter. i did switch out the data cable for another one and it now shows up perfectly in the bios but not in windows any where. any idea on how to get windows to recognize the drive? i just don't know how to straighten this mess out thanks for your time and help

  • lynsol Jan 21, 2008

    no i installed it on the secondary ide channel as a single drive

  • lynsol Jan 22, 2008

    the jumper is on the mother broge and is set to single drive because satas don't have master and slave

  • lynsol Jan 22, 2008

    the sata cable plugs into the motherboard adapter bridge and that is in the ide controller channel

  • jpfitzery Jan 22, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. Using a IDE to SATA converter that plugs into the motherboard. Computer won't recognize the DVD burner.

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Is jumpers on corect cant u just use ide cable instaed u said your going from ide to sata cable ?

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    nick helpap Jan 21, 2008

    u instaling it as a slave drive then on ide sata ch ?

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    nick helpap Jan 21, 2008

    u instaling it as a slave drive then on ide sata ch ? how hds does apoter suport

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    nick helpap Jan 21, 2008

    set jumper to what

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 21, 2008

    set jumper to what

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Need install cd burner in windows xp


IDE or SATA connections ??????
To enable CD burning for your computer is a relatively simple process in Windows XP.
All you need is a CD burner drive installed in your computer, the disk with the drivers and software that goes with it and an XP-loaded personal computer.
Once your driver is installed, the process is almost automatic.
Here are the steps you should follow to begin creating your own CDs.

Check your system requirements before installing the CD burner and make sure that your system can handle the speed and memory requirements of the drive.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Turn off the computer, disconnect the power cord and remove the cover from the case.
Check the IDE cables inside your computer.
You may be able to connect the optical CD drive to the same ribbon cable as the hard drive if it is set up as a secondary or slave drive or to a separate ATA/IDE channel by a second cable.
Find an empty CD drive slot, remove the plastic cover from the outside, slide the drive in through the back and screw it in place.
If you are using a SATA CD burner, you'll need to connect the red SATA cable from the CD drive to the SATA connection on the motherboard or on your SATA drive controller card.
With SATA drives, you don't have to fool with jumpers.
Attach one end of the separate ATA/IDE cable to the motherboard if you have an IDE drive and the other to the back of the CD burner.
If slaving the drive, hook the drive to the second connection on the main hard drive cable to the burner drive.
If you do that, you'll have to set the jumpers on the CD drive to the "slave" position.
The drive's installation instructions will show you where the jumper pins are and how to set them to the slave position.
If using a separate IDE cable, just leave the jumpers in the factory setting.
If this is an older drive, you may have an analog audio cable as well that connects to the motherboard.
Follow the installation instructions for hooking it up.
Close the case and reconnect the power cord and other cables.
Turn on the computer and let it boot up.
Open the "My Computer" folder and make sure there is a new icon for the drive that you just installed.
XP will generally recognize it automatically, but if it doesn't you'll have to reboot the computer and open the CMOS setup program.
Follow the instructions for your particular PC to open the CMOS window.
Check the ATA channels to make sure both are enabled in setup and that, if you are using a master/slave setup, that the CMOS selections match that setup.

Reboot the system.
If the CMOS settings are correct, the XP operating system will set your drive so that it uses either digital CD playback (no audio cable) or analog playback (with audio cable). To check, open the "My Computer" window, choose "Properties" then "Hardware" then "Device Manager".
You'll see a "DVD/CD-ROM Drives" icon.

Click the plus sign next to DVD/CD-ROM Drives folder.
Click it, then right-click the icon for the new CD burner drive.
Now choose "Properties".
If you don't have an audio cable, left click on the selection box for "Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device".

Insert the CD burner software disk that came with your CD burner.
Insert the disk that came with the drive into the CD drive and install the software following the prompts.
If the drive doesn't come with CD burner software, Windows XP comes with a lite version of Roxio's Easy CD Creator that detects blank CDs.
Just insert a blank CD in the burner and XP offers you a "burn CD" option when you have autoplay set up for the CD-drive.

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D945gtp how to connect cd-rom hardware


1) IDE {PATA} DVD burner drive:

For an IDE { PATA } DVD burner, connect to the 40-pin IDE header on the motherboard. This is located to the right side of the Ram Memory slots.
It is the longer header that has 40 contact pins. {39 actually}

( The shorter connector on the motherboard is for a Floppy Drive.
{34 pins} It is above the IDE 40-pin connector )

NOTE*
The IDE connector on the motherboard should be keyed. Should have a cutout on one side. This is so the Number 1 pin in the flat IDE ribbon cable, will line up with Number 1 pin in the motherboard connector.

Some flat IDE ribbon cables, do not have a Locating Lug on the connector. (Small rectangular 'bump')

Number 1 pin on the IDE ribbon cable will be on the side that has a faint RED stripe on it.

Number 1 pin in the motherboard connector is at the Bottom, with the motherboard installed.

The side of the flat ribbon IDE cable that has the faint red stripe on it, goes DOWN, when installed in the motherboard connector.

If the DVD drive does not have a cutout for it's circuit board, the faint red stripe of the flat ribbon IDE cable, goes towards the power cable connection.

2) SATA DVD burner drive:
You have 4 Serial ATA headers (Connectors) on the motherboard.
Your SATA harddrive should be plugged into the SATA1 header.

You can choose any open available SATA header, to plug your SATA DVD burner drive into.
BIOS will see it once you turn the computer on.

3) If you somehow have been using an IDE {PATA} harddrive, and have it connected to your IDE connector on the motherboard, you SHOULD not use a DVD drive on that flat IDE ribbon cable, also.

BIOS has to find which device has the Operating System on it, (Windows), and then hand the computer over to the Operating System.

To state again, BIOS will look at both devices connected to that flat ribbon cable. The Harddrive, and the DVD drive.
It will then determine that the Harddrive, is the device that has Windows on it, not the DVD drive.

This slows the computer down, and could result in a blue screen.

If you have an IDE harddrive plugged into the motherboard, it would be best to use a SATA DVD drive.


For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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joecoolvette

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Computer BIOS recognizes the SATA DVD Rewriter but Windows XP does not. The drive opens the loading door but it does not appear in the Windows XP explorer (My Computer).


Windows XP doesn't nativey support SATA. Check in BIOS to see if your motherboard supports sata to IDE emulation.
Comment back if you need further assistance.

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Can I use it for a dell pc


You can use if for any desktop computer. You will have to open up your desktop computer though and manually install it. Connecting the wires to the correct sata slots or IDE slots on your motherboard. However, if it is just a USB, try looking up the drivers for your specific operating system on your computer.

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I want to install a 2nd dvd burner. But I don't know how to hook it up. My new pc does not have the ribbons like my old one does.


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Samsung cd-master 40e will not boot


Is this conected to the motherboard vis sata or (ide)pata?If sata did you put it in the correct port and if so is it enabled.Secondly if ide or pata is the port enabled in the bios or do you have a second device attached to it.If using ide pata one drive should be master or slave ,,, or cable select.
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How do I connect Burner to IDE cable?


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Sata DVD burner


This is happening because the DVD SATA is booting like a first drive instead of the IDE Drive.
Be sure that your SATA drive is connected to a right port on your motherboard.
Go to your bios and into the boot options be sure that the IDE drive boot first than the SATA DVD.
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Another way is connecting an adaptor SATA to IDE and connect your SATA DVD Drive as second IDE on your motherboard.

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This will be fixing your problem.


Have a great day
Pablo :-)

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