Ok. I tried a Syba IDE to SATA adapter:
and an Addonics IDE to SATA adapter:
with my NEC ND3500A:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 27-152-033
This is the PC I have:
I have WindowsXP Pro. SP2. The BIOS recognizes everything fine. I have tried all combinations of SATA configurations with the BIOS and the BIOS always reconginzes the N3500A when I have it plugged in with either of the IDE to SATA adapters, but whenever I get to the part of startup where the WindowsXP logo is showing on the black background, it freezes there. I have booted Windows in Safe Mode and it starts up fine. Whenever I boot windows into Safe Mode with networking though, it does the same thing, it freezes at the WindowsXP logo. Anyone know what could be going wrong? I have been pulling my hair out trying to get this ND3500A to work with the IDE to SATA adapters.
Also, both the Syba and Addonics websites say that their IDE to SATA adapters do not need drivers, but I have read other forums (Plextor forums and MSI forums - both currently have SATA optical drives) and people say that they have success with their SATA optical drives, all they needed were drivers.
Anyone know what I can do to get my setup to work? Thanks for any help.