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installing a sata dvd drive help me please

ok i have a old dell dimension 4600 witch curently has a ide cd rom installed i want to fit a sata dvd rw but when i put it in it wont show up
if i unplug the ide cable from the cd rom pc wont boot so tried it with them both and it boots up but still no dvd rw to be found any where its running on xp it has 2 sata ports on the board sata 0 and sata 1 has no sata power so got a molex to sata plug can any one help me am not the brightes on this stuff thanks in advance

Asked by: xboxer79, 17 Jan 2013 6:19


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JST1946 (6929)

Did you try going into your bios and enabling the sata drive?Here is more information on your Dell that might be of help to you.

17 Jan 2013 8:33

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