I then proceeded to install all the drivers, however everything is working fine except for my new DVD ROM.
It opens and closes the tray, but it doesn't read any discs. (DVD OR CD). The green light blinks but thats it.
When I try to access the drive from My Computer it shows an empty disk asking whether there are any files to be written.
I then proceeded to upgrade the firmware but it was already on the latest version. I even reinstalled my chipset drivers thinking it would have been a problem with the SATA drivers.
Anyways these are my specs if it is needed.
Taken from Belarc Advisor
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. G31M-S2L
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. G31M-S2L
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F6 06/05/2008
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
41.16 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
37.62 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148C
TSSTcorp CDW/DVD SH-M523B [CD-ROM drive] --- thats the one that's not working
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
HDS728040PLAT20 [Hard drive] (41.17 GB) -- drive 0, s/n PFD155S1TWE4LJ, rev PF1OA21B, SMART Status: Healthy
USB Flash Memory USB Device [Hard drive] (123 MB) -- drive 1
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster 510b(CHB5707*) [Monitor] (13.8"vis, December 1998)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller (4x)
Thanks for any help!