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PATA DVD writer problem

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a b G Storage
January 2, 2009 5:40:27 PM

Hey guys,

Here is my problem...

current setup:
SATA:p rimary HDD (boots winXP)
PATA:secondary (non boot HDD)
When connected like this all hardware is detected and shows in windows and on BIOS etc...BUT when in windows or even using a boot DVD the writer does not work.

In windows it prompts to enter a disk and on boot nothing happens at all, even when manually choosing it!

Any ideas on this?

p.s. i have tried alot of different jumper setups for the PATA drives with no luck :(  BIOS is also up to date (im running an ASUS A8N-SLI deluxe mobo)

a b G Storage
January 2, 2009 5:41:46 PM

lol double post

^^^^thats primary HDD and DVD-RAM btw! lol