Well..to make a long story short..all my hard drives stopped functioning i was about to pay for them to get recovered when someone suggested it was the PSU. Installed a new PSU now alll but one of the drives are fine (dead due to other reasons).
The dead drive had windows, so i had to reinstall onto another drive. I consider myself pretty decent with computers and every time ive reformatted same process..install windows..pop in motherboard driver cd..install drivers.
I can see the DVD drive in hardware devices and my computer but as soon as i pop in a CD it doesnt change..like the icon..and when i do click it every single time explorer crashes. (making me unable to access cd's & dvds) I've been running a linux live CD off the drive for a week off and on..so i know its not the actual drive hardware. I was also able to install XP home using the drive so that cant be the problem..
I tried installing firmware..to no avail.
Drive is 111D Pioneer and motherboard is 965p DS3 Gigabyte (Rev 1.0)