After installing my SATA HDD about a month ago and getting rid of my IDE HDD my DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives haven't been able to read disks. The BIOS detects them, windows detects them, BIOS can't boot from them, and windows cant read from them unless I go and change the transfer mode from DMA to PIO only, then they can read DVDs, but not CDs. The drives are on IDE channel 1 (secondary) master/slave setup, using a 24" round cable. At first I thought it was the cable being too long, but I tried using an 18" ribbon cable with just one drive attached, and it still produced the same results, it was working fine with this setup for at least 6 months before I changed the HDD and re-installed windows. I appreciate any feedback as to what could be wrong and how to fix it, thanks.
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1/2/06 at 2:40pm