SATA DVDRW hooked up properly XP Computer but doesn't see it

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indianabanana Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday September 2, 2015 Status Member Last seen September 2, 2015 - Sep 2, 2015 at 01:19 PM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Sep 4, 2015 at 12:29 PM
SATA DVDRW hooked up properly to XP Computer but computer doesn't see it. I need to update the computer to Windows 7 Professional but cannot until it sees the SATA drive. All cables are hooked up and the motherboard is not too old. Not certain what the problem is but perhaps just my forgetfulness.
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
Sep 2, 2015 at 01:24 PM
Did you set the BIOS mode for the port to IDE? If it's set to AHCI then Win XP can not read it.

Good luck
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indianabanana
Sep 4, 2015 at 01:27 AM
I truly do not understand what he said. I looked all through the BIOS and found nothing that resembled AHCI
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830 > indianabanana
Sep 4, 2015 at 12:29 PM
Then I suggest you have a PC repair shop take a look at it.
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indianabanana Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday September 2, 2015 Status Member Last seen September 2, 2015
Sep 2, 2015 at 02:16 PM
When booting up the computer showed
Serial_Ch1 Master HL-DT-STDVDRRW GSA H30L.

in the device manager under cdroms it showed
!HL-DT-STDVDRRW GSA-H30L SCSI CD Rom Device
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