Well last night I reinstalled the original drive into my Dell. It works perfectly. I also put the new DVD Burner into another CPU. Nothing was recognized. I am now leaning to it being a bad component.
Teach me to save $10 by going to Wal-Mart. I'm returning it and I'm going to a computer store.
We purchased the same make and model DVD burner for work. I installed it and have had no problems. But when I saw the same part for $10 cheaper I bought it. Well now I'll pay the extra money for something I know should work.
To chef. Thank you very much for the advice. I know it was a stupid problem but you kept coming back. Most people would not have. I am in your debt.
So I guess now the moderator can delete this forum.