Whatever I plug into one of these ports is recognized properly in BIOS (version A11 now, but was the same with version A03 or A09), but not in Windows XP.
Disk manager :
Are ports SATA2 & 3 really active on this computer ? BIOS does identify properly the CD-ROM. CD-ROM plugged in SATA1 will work under XP.
Thank you for reading
I'll probably keep on plugging the cd-rom in sata1 on the rare occasions I need it.
Dell seems quite pleased to mention these ports on the manual, what's the point if they can't be of any use ?
Thanks for your help, anyway.
Actually, ports are active : I can boot from a CD (plugged in SATA2) and access the disks plugged in 0 & 1.
It seems then to be a windows XP problem ? What could be missing from my installation to let windows see those ports ?
In the Hardware Manager shown above, where should the CD-ROM appear ?