QUOTE(dot_pixel651 @ Aug 20 2005, 12:26 AM)does your mobo support SATA2? if not, then you have to set the jumpers on the WD drive to run in SATA.
EDIT: bad optical drive?
The mobo has 4 SATA II ports, at least that's what the spec sheet says (http://www.msicomputer.com/pro...Neo4/SLI&class=mb)
Is there a way to tell if I have a bad optical drive? Would the other OS's (Win XP Pro original, Windows 2000) install without any problem if I did have a bad optical drive?
EDIT: I tried installing XP SP2 from my DVD Drive and DVD-RW drive... they both seem to work okay, but i'm not 100% confident that that isn't the problem.