Windows doesnt show converted DVD drive after connecting IDE SATA adaptor Tags: SATA DVD RW Components Last response: November 10, 2009 6:14 AM in Components Share Anonymous November 8, 2009 2:39:04 AM Connected IDE/SATA adaptor to IDE DVD-RW in place of DVD CD Rom player which was "F" Drive. Now it shows nothing. Power works the drawer, but that's it. Device Mgr does not see this DVD-RW drive. Is a new HP p6120t Desktop. More about : windows doesnt show converted dvd drive connecting ide sata adaptor r_manic November 10, 2009 6:08:46 AM Clearly there's an issue between the data connector between the drive and your mobo. Suggest you try another adapter. Mousemonkey November 10, 2009 6:14:57 AM r_manic said:Clearly there's an issue between the data connector between the drive and your mobo. Suggest you try another adapter. Agreed, those things are horrid. One way I used to get around this was to use a SATA expansion card that had an IDE port on it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedide to sata adaptor showing up as floppy disk when using a dvd drive Forum SolvedHard Drive only spins after connecting ide-sata converter Forum IDE to sata converter wont show the hard drive in windows 2003 server Forum Will an IDE DVD drive work (w/adaptor) in a sata2 port? Forum IDE DVD Drives won't connect to SATA Mobo even with converter Forum SolvedIDE to SATA DVD Drive Causes Slow Windows Boot Forum Solvedmy 160 GB hard drive is not showing in the my computer panel when connected through SATA IDE cable but it is moving when conn Forum IDE->SATA DVD drive problems, 4 pin connector doesnt fit. Forum Windows 7 - Converted Internal DVD Drive showing as USB ATA/ATAPI Forum Problems doing a clean Windows 7 install from (second) Sata DVD drive - not the main IDE DVD drive Forum Which is better, IDE, EIDE, ATA or SATA connection for a DVD-DRIVE? Forum Cannot get my ide dvd drive to work with a sata to ide converter using win xp Wh Forum XP cant see DVD RW when connected through a IDE to Sata converter Forum Windows 7 doesn\'t recognize usb 2.0 to ide cd/dvd/rw drive Forum Bios doesnt see my sata hard drive, when my IDE drive is connected Forum Windows xp failing to install, SATA hard drive doesn't show up in bios. Forum my dvd rom drive doesnt show up in windows! Forum Windows XP Blue Screen after SATA DVD-RAM drive installed Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !