Thanks for the reply,
Ive tried resetting the CMOS and I am just after flashing the BIOS.
It originally had BIOS v3.47 but now Ive upgraded it to v3.9 BIOS for MS-7093/MS-7184 motherboard from MSI website.
Overall its a much better BIOS setup, more options, less fan noise, but unfortunately still no SATA drives recognised.
Im still using the IDE/SATA converter but would really like to know whats causing this issue and if it is possible to fix it.
Any other help appreciated, Thanks again, J