Dell drive compatibility

Hey everyone, this is a total newb question - I just was given a Philips DVD8631 from a Dell machine and I have a custom built pc I want to use it in. I installed it but it doesn’t seem to work. The gal who gave it to me said it worked great in her dell system. The pc I wanted to use it in is not a dell - could this be the reason it doesn’t work. Is there some sort of firmware thing or dell thing that forbids me to use it? Is there a way around it if it is? btw the pc and Nero does detect it. Thanks everyone

It looks like it is just a standard ide drive. What happens when you try to burn?

Use Discinfo or Infotool and post the drive info here.