I have an M61P-S3 board that supports 2 IDE devices. I can not get my IDE dvd burner to work (pioneer 104)
BIOS recognizes it, but when i insert any disc, windows hangs up and will not read the directory. I have tried all configurations of master, slave and cable select. but no luck. Does this board not suppport IDE optical drives? HAs anyone else been able to do this?
I would change ide cable first. Try hooking up to same ide cable as hard drive. Is the proper driver installed for this device? Did you try a different power lead? Blow some air into drive when open, in case you have something in there blocking read/write laser. If your problem continues you probably have a problem with the drive itself. I see alot of failed cd or dvd rw drives often. I prefer to use Lite-On drives myself a good one can be had for $30-$39 for a 20x DVD+-RW.