Ok, well I got the freakin burner to finally work, turns out that just 2 pins in the very corner weren't in all the way because the cable was being pulled too tight, so I just pushed it as hard as I could and now it works.
As for the SATA, after I fixed the drive, windows wouldn't go passed "Verifying DMI pool" because I had the SATA on plugs 1 and 3, since I thought maybe plug 2 was bad because it wasn't recognizing my drive. I've put it back into plugs 1 and 2, and it boots back into windows, but it still doesn't recognize the drive.
Do you think there is anything that has to do with formatting? When I installed XP Pro, it had me format the first drive and install on it, but it never asked me something about the second drive. I dunno, maybe it has something to do with that?