The motherboard I brought doesn’t have an IDE port on it. My (old) DVD drive is IDE. And windows freaked out after booting to a completely different set of hardware and now needs an install repair. Damnit.

Why remove the IDE port? Just because its slow and useless, and SATA is superior in every way means we have to get rid of it now? Throwing away old technology just because something new and better has appeared is so unkind and heartless. What do you mean thats what I just did with my whole PC? NO, YOUR FACE IS THE REAL HYPOCRITE, YOU SHUT UP!