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First off, I'm a computer networking major so having to go online with my problem is kind of embarrassing.

That said, this is my first build for personal usage and first time messing with SATA. I bought parts off Newegg and built my new system, yet I am unable to boot from my Windows XP Pro CD. It is a legit boot up CD, not burned.

System specs:
Antec 1200 case
Corsair HX520 PSU
Asus P5Q PRO mobo, bios revision 1613
e8400 @ 3.0
G Skill 4 GB ddr2 1066
Sapphire 4870 512gb
WD Caviar Black 640GB, 32MB cache - sata
LG 22x DVD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM Ė sata

There are 2 errors I am seeing, depending on which SATA connection I plug my HDD in to.

If my HDD is plugged into the red 1-6 SATA ports, then I get the error:
'Sata # Drive - Atapi Incompatible' # being which slot it is plugged in to.

If my HDD is plugged into the orange SATA port with Asusí Drive Xpert feature set to NORMAL(like Iím supposed to according to manual), then I get the error:
ĎReboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any keyí


My thoughts:
BIOS recognizes both drives and Iím pretty sure (85%) that this is not a BIOS setting problem. Iíve read the manual like 10 times and checked tons of online resources trying to figure this out.

Small chance it could be the physical setup, but SATA drives donít use jumpers and the cables canít really go in the wrong way so Iím not sure what could be causing this anymore, plus like I said, the BIOS recognizes both drives.

Another thing I noticed, the dvd-rom IS spinning, but I could not tell if the HDD was or not.

Any help is HIGHLY appreciated.
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