added sata hdd now old sata dvdrw acting up

October 30, 2012 at 13:18:24
Specs: Windows XP, e2160@2.2GHz / 2GB
A friend gave me a bunch of computer stuff. In the box was a brand new sata hdd that was about 3x the size of my old eide drive. So I Installed the new drive, popped in my XP cd and installed a fresh os on the new hdd. Seemed everything was fine till I tried to pull some stuff off some dvds that I backed up before the new hdd. My dvdrw drive wouldn't work. It's a Liteon iHAS5324 y dvdrw. The bios would pick up on it being installed, but would list a bunch of random charachters under the pio, dma, and name. Windows detects the drive, but when I put a disk in it shows as a blank disk. I've tried different cables, ports, and another sata dvd, but with this sata hdd it just will not cooperate. I'm using an asrock 4coredual sata2 board, and the hdd is a hitachi.
Am I missing something, or could the liteon dvdrw just gone out right after my xp install?

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#1
October 30, 2012 at 13:26:48
Did you switch the BIOS settings to IDE compatibility mode?

For best performance you should have had to provide SATA controller drivers when installing XP. If you didn't need to do that then you must have used an IDE compatibility mode which would explain why your optical drive is acting up.


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#2
October 30, 2012 at 13:28:23

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#3
October 30, 2012 at 14:17:48
I've looked all over my bios and can't find anything about a ide compatablility mode. I'll try the boards site and see if there's some drivers on it.
Edit:
Found some drivers on asrocks site, but during install said I didn't have the required hardware to continue.
I got an old 3.5 disk and put there install raid drivers on it, but the machine won't boot from my xp install disk.
I even tried putting my old ide hdd back in. It all works fine, except the dvd.

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#4
October 30, 2012 at 15:10:47
Do you have Service Pack 2 or 3 installed on your new Win XP install? If not, install Service Pack 3.

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#5
October 30, 2012 at 19:16:09
Post your motherboard model.

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#6
October 31, 2012 at 11:02:49
I've got SP3 installed. My board is an Asrock 4coredual sata2 w the latest bios update. I wish I had another machine to test this dvdrw on because it just seems funny that the thing worked great till after the os install, and now it won't even boot from a cd. Even if I boot it without the hdd pluged in it won't boot from my xp install cd. I'm fixin to say p*** on it, and just buy an ide dvdrw.

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#7
October 31, 2012 at 15:56:11
Post the model so i can look at the manual online.

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