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Windows doesn't see SATA DVD-RW drive - PC Desktops

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  • hifidave Mar 17, 2008

    I discovered the problem was with my registry settings. The microsoft site had a troubleshooter that fixed the bad registry setting, and it works wonderfully now.

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I think the problem is about the mother board , normally the sata sistem is read by the utility disc that puts a specials software. sata
is a new sistem for windows xp - if you have the utility disc can you 
run it normally is made by boards of asus in this way you have to
generate a floppy for starting sata sistem. i hope you will check in this way- delfo

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Hi Dave.
What version of windows are you running?

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  • Geoff Champion
    Geoff Champion Mar 14, 2008

    SATA runs on Vista Xo Win 2000 win 98.

    Has your motherboard got the SATA controller onboard or is it a seperate card.

    Let me know the type of controller and type of OS to help you more.

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To make sure the DVD drive you're working will work with the current DVD/CD's you have, just look on the front of the CD you are going to use, in truth it usually should work with anything. It's even RW so you can re-write data to RW CD/DVD types.

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