I am running Win 7 on a Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 mb. I have one WD 1tb, one 250gb, SATA drive(s) installed on my system, and one 250gb PATA drive along with a HP DVD 1040 DVD/CD burner with LightScribe technology attached to the same data cable. The PATA drive is jumpered as a secondary drive. The SATA drives are set to cable select. My system will not recognize the PATA IDE drive, nor the DVD burner optical drive.
Is there a compatibility issue with the SATA drives and the PATA/DVD IDE drives? I know that the problem is not with the power or data cable, because I have swapped both. Since the PATA drive is not a boot drive, I cannot boot to the drive, but the BIOS recognizes the drive on POST. All three HDD’s are WD drives.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.