IDE won't work on Asus P5K SE/EPU

I'm doing a new build with an Asus P5K SE/EPU mobo and an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 45nm Wolfdale processor. None of the IDE devices I attach to the lone IDE on the board are recognized. I have tried three different CD drives and one HD. I also tried using two different IDE cables. If a CD drive is attached, the drawer won't open; just a lit power light.

Anyone have any ideas? The mobo is brand new. Do I need to flash the BIOS to support this processor? I need the CD drive to install the OS. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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  1. More than likely the controller is disabled or not set correctly...

    Refer to page 4-23 of users manual...

    "Marvell IDE Controller"
    "Allows you to enable or disable the Marvell IDE Controller"

    If this is set to disable it just wont work...
  2. try enabling the ide chip

    it may be turned off it secondary sata and ide -- its marvel or jmicron - usually
    i do not use that mobo i use the p5k wifi - its the best low end mobo made!
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