Im having problems with both with my CD writer and DVD drive both seeming to die at the same time. When the PC boots up neither of the drives are being recognised so obviously not in windows either. Both drives are setup on the 2nd IDE controller and spin up when pc starts looking for drives at post.
I have tried using 1 drive as a slave to the HD in the 1st IDE controller and all is fine. The bios for the drives is set at auto, there is an option to change this to a CD-ROM with option for 'PIO' and 'UDMA Mode' but dont really know which to choose so have left well alone. Have tried resetting the bios by pulling the CMOS jumper and know i could flash the bios but am reluctant to do this because it is still under warranty.
The odd thing to me is that in Windows Device Mananger the 2nd IDE controller is reporting no problems. Does this rule out motherboard problems? Cables checked for seating and such.
If any could shed some light I would be gratefull.