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I have installed xp on computer with a motherboard that has an ide and a sata header. The dvd is connected to the sata header but computer doesn't recognise it. I understand that I should have installed sata drivers at installation but sadly thats too late now. I don't want to go to the trouble of starting all over again and would like to install these now. I have attempted to do by installing the drivers from the main board cd installation disk but this doesn't work. How do I integrate these now and get xp to recognise the drive.

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  • viner Sep 13, 2010

    Yes I have been into the bios and under the heading, Standard CMOS headings, this is what I see:-



    IDE Channel 0 Master WD 3000JB

    IDE Channel 0 Slave Lite-On DVDRW LH

    IDE Channel 1 Master None

    IDE Channel 2 Master None



    Floppy Drive A 1.44 MB



    Halt on all, but keyboard.



    You will note that the Sata Drive/Header is not listed. I am told that this is a known problem, ie........ XP doesn't recognise sata having installed drivers after xp installation. However, while this appears to be a known problem, I have been unable to find the answer.

  • viner Sep 13, 2010

    Thanks for the quick response. I see where your coming from, I think. You see, I dont have a problem with either of these two drives listed as they both work fine. As I have stated already, there are two headers on this board. The second is a sata header and its this header that the sata DVD is connected to. So why is this not shown in either CMOS or my computer. Maybe there is something I am missing here from understanding your response so I hope you will be patient with me. I know we will get there in the end.

  • viner Sep 13, 2010

    Again, thanks for the prompt reply. Can we put this on hold for a while as I will away for a few days and would love to return to this when I get back.



    Kind regards.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Delighted at the quick, efficent and informed service.

    Many thanks.

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Have you checked the SATA settings at the bios? Check the bios settings and then try to reinstall the drivers from the cd rom.

In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post me a reply before rejecting my answer.
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    Stelios Sep 13, 2010

    As I can see from your post your DVD rom is listed as slave IDE device on the 1st channel, how do you suppose that it's SATA. Take a look at the connectors for IDE (also known as PATA) and SATA.

    If your device is IDE, check the jumpers for master - slave so that the hard disk is master and the dvd rom slave.

    In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post me a reply before rejecting my answer.
    If you are satisfied, accept my solution.

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    Stelios Sep 13, 2010

    Sorry, it was my fault that I didn't noticed that you use 2 dvd rom drives. Well back to bios check for a section that emmulates SATA as another device. I can't be more precise cause I don't know your motherboard's brand / model. Try for the emulation or post me back the details for the motherboard to check for you.

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    Stelios Sep 13, 2010

    In the meantime post me back your motherboards details for me to research.

    Waiting clarification, don't hesitate to post.

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  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been hapening before, I figured on on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question:- Since this was a seperate channel, ie, SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

  • viner Sep 15, 2010

    Problem solved, thanks to some clues in your posts. Before I contacted you, I was under the impression that the two headers with no drives attached were indeed IDE headers until I looked into peripheral devices and I spotted that SATA was set to IDE. I now know that SATA headers had been recognised but the attached DVD Rom wasn't. You mentioned jumpers in one of your posts so I removed the drive and changed the jumper from master to slave. I booted computer and it hung for a while at the first SATA header indicating that it was looking for drives. As this hadn't been happening before, I figured on the right track. I then removed the drive again and reset the jumpers to csel, and bingo, it recognised the drive and problem solved. I wish to thank you for your valued assistance and I am accepting your solution. But I will ask you one more question: - Since this was a separate channel, i.e., SATA, why did it not work on either master or slave settings? This info will give me a better understanding of how to set up another motherboard in the future. If you can answer in another post, I would be delighted, if not, I am happy. The problem has been solved to my satisfaction.

    Many thanks,

    Viner.

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    Stelios Sep 15, 2010

    Your case was a little comlicated, a hope you will never come up again with a similar. The bios settings was priority at the SATA channel but the SATA channel has no devises (in fact it was wrong setup from the bios) The next boot device was IDE. At the IDE cables either we set up by the jumbers the master - slave devices or we use CSEL (for Cable SELection) and the bios assumes that the last device on the cable is the master.
    I hope I cleared up the things a little.

    Thanks for the acception.
    Stelios
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Hey!
According to your replies, it seems that you were told only half of the solution... The SATA controller settings is within the BIOS settings, but it's supposed to be under Advanced Settings/Peripheral Settings/etc. - depends on your BIOS type - and NOT under Standard BIOS Settings.
The way I see it (I might be mistaken, though), the BIOS controller is currently disabled, therefore your DVD is not recognized.
I can tell you for sure that no re-installation is required! The only scenario in which it is necessary is when the SATA mode has to be changes from IDE to AHCI - but this has nothing to do with your case, as I see it!

Anyways, can you specify your motherboard model? It will help me help you better.

Waiting for your reply,
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ASUS P5QC does not detect any devices... I have a HD and a DVD hooked up. The jumpers are set to normal but they are connected to the MB with one cable. Does it need to be a master slave setup?


Yes, since you are using two IDE drives on One flat ribbon cable, you need to set the harddrive as a Master drive, and the optical, (DVD), drive as a Slave drive.

When two IDE drives are installed on one cable, BIOS needs a way to find the drive that has the O/S, (Operating System), then the optical drive.

Would recommend you buy a SATA optical drive, as soon as you can afford it. SATA DVD burners aren't that expensive.
Your motherboard is set up for SATA, and SATA is WAY faster than IDE. (IDE is also referred to as EIDE, ATA, and PATA)

Then of course a SATA harddrive, and a fresh genuine copy of Windows in the future.
SATA doesn't care where you plug in a drive, and doesn't care which drive connects to what SATA header. It will find that drive. You can connect any SATA drive, to ANY SATA header on the motherboard.

Having two IDE drives such as an IDE harddrive, and an IDE optical drive on the same cable, S-L-O-W-S your computer down! BIOS has to look to see which drive has the O/S first, then it will look for the optical drive.

Thought I would include two links that tell you, and show you how to set jumpers on the jumper pins, on an IDE harddrive, and IDE optical drive,
1.Harddrive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwbboeMO7b8&feature=related
2.Optical drive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lldXwgPabhE&feature=channel

Should my solution have helped you, feel free to rate it.

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