I installed a new LiteOn DVD+RW drive (LDW-401s) on my PC, and now my BIOS doesn’t detect my old DVD-ROM drive (Pioneer 116). I ripped out my old CD-RW drive and replaced it with the new DVD+RW drive and just left my old DVD-ROM where it was, so I am baffeled why my PC no longer sees it.
I am thinking it may have to do with Master/Slave settings and the ribbon cable. Originally my PC was configured (on the Secondary) with CD-RW to MASTER and DVD-ROM to SLAVE, with the jumpers both set to CS and the designation by the ribbon cable.
When I installed the new DVD+RW drive I left everything the way it was and put the new drive in jumped to CS. When I saw this problem, I re-jumped the DVD+RW to MASTER and the DVD-ROM to SLAVE, but still no change. I read somewhere that there are 2 kinds of ribbon cables, one “normal” type, and then a special CS one. I am thinking to put in a new ribbon cable and see if that changes anything. If not, then I’m really puzzled what it could be.
Any comments or shared experience welcome!