I have a DELL Dimension 8200 Desktop PC. I just ordered a new DVD Burner from www.newegg.com. It is the Pioneer DVR-116DBK. My old DVD Burner was a NEC ND-3540A and the CD Burner laser burnt out and I could no longer burn CD’s. So, I ordered a new Burner. Both DVD Burners plug up the same way, so I just plugged the Pioneer up the way the NEC was plugged up. However, upon startup, the Dell logo shows up longer than normally and then it says something about drive 0 and drive 1 not being recognized (Or, something like that). So, I kept pushing F2 to get to the hardware screen and it showed:
Secondary Drive 0: Not Recognized
Secondary Drive 1: Not Recognized
The only options for those drives were ‘Auto’ and ‘Off’. When I chose ‘Auto’, it went back to being Not Recognized. So, I unplugged the Pioneer burner and restarted the Computer. This time it started up normally and on the Secondary Drive 0, it showed ‘CD-Rom Drive’. But, everytime I tried to plug the Pioneer back in, it went back to being Not Recognized. So, I just plugged my NEC Burner back up and both are working. So, why isn’t my CD-Rom being recognized, nor the Pioneer Burner when I plug the Pioneer Burner in? Could it be defective? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!