Help getting a sata dvd write to work in winx

December 8, 2010 at 12:18:18
Specs: Windows XP, 3 GHz / 759 MB
I recently bought a new sata dvd writer. I have gotten the Bios to see the drive but WinXp Sp3 still does not see the drive.
Asus model # DRW-24B1ST

Do I need driver for SATA drives? I have looked for drives but do not seem to find any.
Here is the specs of what I have.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional OS Service Pack 3
CPU Type P4 3000 MHz (3.75 x 800)
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)

Bios report:
80 GB Primary Master IDE
200 GB Secondary slave IDE
DVD Rom IDE Secondary master
Asus DVD writer Master SATA

The bios recognizes all 4 drives. But when I look at "My Computer", the Asus dvd writer is not present or is it listed in the Device Manager.

WinXp is blind to its present.

Do I need a driver for it to see? I have looked and I can only find about a new install of winxp with sata driver nothing about separate installable drives. I have also gone to the Asus site but could not find any winxp drivers for sata drives.

There are no jumpers on the board or on the drive to change anything.

One other curious thing is while the bios is loading the dvd draw will open up but once winxp has fully loaded the draw will not open up. That is using the button on the front of the drive.

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December 8, 2010 at 14:47:12
Yes, you need to install the SATA drivers & make sure it's enabled in the BIOS..

http://www.intel.com/support/detect...


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#2
December 9, 2010 at 08:04:52
I ran the detector as suggested but it did not find anything about sata drives.

It seem the controller is " Intel 82801EB ICH5 - Serial-ATA/150 IDE Controller".
This is listed in a report that was generated by Aida32.

Just to get the system to boot I have to be in either Native or Auto mode, but even after booting the dvd writer still does not show up anywhere.
Window explorer
System Hardware profile
Computer Management - Optical or Disk drive management

So still no joy here any other suggestions?

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