Ah well, my cuz's pc i sold to them several months ago has taken a turn for the worst. a virus hit it, i reformatted. then the cd/dvd drive decided to lock up and steal a disk, with no unlock botton the only option was to dismantle it.
since it wasnt working anyway they asked me to buy them a new one, i went cheap as i could from the local store, but they stung me. 28.90 for a Sata DVD burner & Molex - Sata Power lead.
not the best price in the world nor the worst.
ii hooked it all up and inserted the windows disk to reformat, took a while but wasnt too long. booted fine. first boot took like 2-5mins i thought that was strange. then i disocer the new SH - S223 Samsung / Toshiba drive didnt like working in a windows enviroment. only works in DOS and pre-windows.
My instant reaction was a unsuitable sata driver or firmware. couldnt find a firmware update. Mobo drivers are up to date. btw is a
Gigabyte - GA-7vm400amf
Windows update had no help either.
I beleive windows has put a old driver onto it, its default one. but the drive hates it. and refuses to work. although this pc has never had a sata drive in it. nor a hdd sata. all IDE but the Sata was the cheaper option in this case.
Dont know where to go, it works fine out of windows but as soon as we boot into windows we get confronted with around 6mins boot time, non responsive drive.
Ah, i came here for some help please
Currently installing SP3 incase that makes a ounce of difference with this cock up.
Currently its running a - Barracude 120gb hdd, Win XP home, 1GB ram, SH-S223 DiskDrive thats not working, Onboard sound and dedicated inno 3d geforce GPu. dont know exact spc of the GPU although its not the culprit.
Migh try booting into a linux enviroment see if the kernal puts a default driver on it that works.
Mhmm... any suggestions? obviously its a windows thing that i cant figuire out. the defualt driver is on and dated - 07/01/2001 Windows update cant find an update and the drive itself cant find any firmware update because the website fails at providing decent support. i downloaded the program, crashed several times. refuesed to work and just gives me a messgae of "This program scans each drive no matter the cd-rom" or some crap like that.
ALL help is appreciated.