Just received the parts for a customer build.
Included is a Plextor SATA DVD-RW.
Could not install Windows using the drive as XP "could not find" the CD-ROM.
OK...no biggie, just added an IDE CD-ROM and all proceeded normally.
With Windows in place, the PATA drive was removed and the Plextor reinstalled.
Machine will not boot to Windows.
She'll POST, but just hangs interminably at the Windows screen with the progress bar crawling endlessly.
We can find nothing in the BIOS (Chaintech VNF4-Ultra) that looks relevant for enabling a SATA optical drive.