Computer will not start correctly.

Micro-star intl, co.,ltd. / Ms-6743
December 6, 2010 at 12:31:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3 GHz / 759 MB
When I start my computer it insist that the WinXp install disk be in the CD drive.
This problem start right after I attempted to install new sata dvd writer.
I found that the sata not enabled in my Bois, so I enabled it and continued on.
The problem seem to start then, instead of completely booting up it got stuck on the "Detecting IED drives". Anyway after other attempts to get the sata dvd write to be seen, the both process was stuck some how in the "Boot from Cd-rom".

Now when I attempt to start my computer it requires me to have my winxp disk in the drive.
Could the Intel boot program be corrupted?

There is a Intel boot manager installed in addition, This was part of the normal items required for this computer.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Motherboard Name MSI 865GM2-S / 865GVM-S
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale-G i865G
System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (09/17/04)

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#1
December 6, 2010 at 15:10:20
You mean "Detecting IDE drives". I'm not sure, but you might to check what SATA mode the DVD writer is under-maybe change it to IDE mode if it's not already that way in the BIOS. It might be asking for the XP disc because it wants SATA drivers.

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#2
December 6, 2010 at 16:43:57
No it is not asking for sata drivers.
When booting you can set you bios to hard drive , floppy, cdrom and usb.

My bios is set for hard drive but it keeps asking for cdrom.
Boot Device
1st hard drive
2nd cd rom
3rd floppy

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