Equium L350D - optical drive not booting or display in the BIOS

I brought an Equium L350D around last August. It came with Windows Vista, which I wasn't completely satisfied, but it had become the standard at this time.
After several problems with Vista and preferring just generally XP, I decided it was time to downshift.

So I jumped in my drive XP, Set BIOS to boot from the CD, reboot. Vista.
So I jumped to the BIOS, and he says he is not an optical drive detected. But when I boot in Vista and pop a disc in the drive, it works fine.
I also tried Ubuntu Live CD, but it just started to new Vista.

Anyone know what I can do to work around this problem?

If you try to install Win XP without SATA drivers then the SATA in the BIOS mode must be on compatible.

By the way; If you can still boot the Vista operating system on the HARD drive, then check if you are using the latest version of the BIOS!

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