does it show up in device manager? if they do then remove upper/lower filters
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 , if they dont then obviously you connected it the wrong way or the bios aint configured right , this burner is stand-alone on the ide cable or hooked up with another device? , also be aware that it does matter what ide cable connector goes where , lets say this is an ide cable
connector 1 (blue) - goes to the motherboard ide slot
connector 2 (grey) - goes to the slave drive
connector 3 (black) - goes to the master drive
thats the standard color coding in 80 wires ide cable,in 40 wires ide cables all
the connectors are black but the principle remains same , middle connector to slave and after that… to master , is it being identified in the bios?