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DVD-ROM and RW can't read disks.

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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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you really dont want to change the mode to pio, dma is best

have you rechecked the jumpers since you took out the hdd?... you should change the jumpers if another device is now master since the original hdd is gone
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you really dont want to change the mode to pio, dma is best

have you rechecked the jumpers since you took out the hdd?... you should change the jumpers if another device is now master since the original hdd is gone
That, and reinstall the drivers, and the drives.
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The jumpers haven't moved, all I did was take out an IDE HDD that was in the primary IDE channel and put an SATA HDD in. The DVD drives havent been touched.

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That, and reinstall the drivers, and the drives.
What do you mean re-install the drives? I don't have drivers for these, they are dvd drives, I didn't think you needed drivers for them.
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