I have done that a few times as I know that it should work. For some reason it doesn't find it as a new hardware. Sometimes I show a CD drive in My computer, other times I do not, after re-install. I have even tried to uninstall all IDE channels. It has power which of course means absolutely nothing. The drive shows in BIOS though, and It works fine from boot. It is simply not installing itself to the windows system.
I have a little time though. I guess it will catch sooner or later.