Okay, wasn’t able to make it to town today because I wasn’t feeling well. However, I finally got off my lazy rear and fixed the problem VERY simply. I removed the ide card from the drive that was already recognized and left the card attached to the drive I wanted to force into recognition. Once it booted, it immediately recognized a primary and secondary ide channel thus also recognizing the dvd drive. I then shut down, reconnected the card to the second dvd drive and rebooted. Both are now recognized and working great.
Cyberdrive dx082d is the same as Khypermedia kdvrw8x both of which drivers are NOT needed as windows recognizes them. If the system is not recognizing the drive it is not because a driver is needed but something else is off. I had even tried updating the drivers for the chipset thinking perhaps it was corrupted but it was not the situation. So after a ton of trials and errors the problem was resolved and will hopefully make it easier for someone else with similar problems.
Thanks again, Jethro, for trying to help me. You really spent a lot of time and effort and it was greatly appreciated.