DVDRW problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by trackrat, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    I have just put together a computer for my nephew, specs as follows.
    Asus A8N SLi motherboard
    AMD X2 3800 processor
    Crucial 2 X 1gb DDR400
    Samsung 160gb HD SATA
    ATI X300 PCI-e graphics card
    LG DVDRW SATA drive
    Sony DVD Rom IDE drive
    Antec case
    Antec 380w PSU
    XP Home OEM.

    I have not used a SATA DVDRW before and it shows up in the BIOS, but I cannot install XP home from it.
    It installs from the DVDRom (which is on an IDE connection) with no problems, am I missing something or is it a problem with SATA DVDRW's and XP Home?.
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    You need to make sure that you have your SATA drivers on the XP install disc.
     
  3. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Yes, I think you need an XP disc with SP2 integrated before you can boot from the CD-ROM. Either get one of these, slipstream one yourself or put up with using the IDE :)
     
  4. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    The XP disk I used has SP2, but will not boot.
     
  5. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    some older boards wont support booting from sata dvd/dvdrw even if they are recognised in the bios.

    only thing you can do is make sure that the sata mode isnt on RAID.

    or you could check for a bios update.

    or just instal from the ide dvdrom... the sata dvdrw will work fine once in windows

    most newer boards (sktam2 & 775's) work fine
     
  6. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Just for giggles, try slipstreaming the drivers for your SATA chipset into an XPSP2 install disc.