Like the thread title states, I'm trying to install an LG GDR-8162B in a new PC, but it won't show up in BIOS or under Windows 7. As far as I can tell, it's working properly (ejecting, closing, attempting to read discs), but I can't actually use it since it isn't being detected. Anyone else experienced this? It's the only IDE device I have. I've enabled the Marvell controller in BIOS and disabled Express Gate as per advice found via Google. It's still not working. I'm ripping my hair out over this-- it's been keeping me up for hours. Really frustrating. Any help at all would be appreciated.
Thanks for the response. I don't have a manual and there is no indication on the drive about what jumper setting is master. I tried them all, but I'm still having no luck. IDE and power cables are both securely attached. All my SATA devices are showing up and functioning properly. The drive lights up when the PC is booted, but will not be detected within Windows. I can't see it listed anywhere in BIOS, either.
Thanks again for trying to help. Really appreciate it.
Can't find a screen like the one you posted in my BIOS. I tried enabling IDE mode (currently on AHCI), but it did not work. There is no jumper diagram on my drive, as far as I can see. I'm not sure why; there is also no brand sticker or stamp. I bought it off of ebay, but I have no way to verify that it's actually the drive it was labeled as. It definitely seems like it is, but that's an unprofessional opinion, going off the look of its body and the connections on the back of it.
I don't know. I'm ready to give up for now, and just test it in another PC when I get the chance. I've seen reports of similar issues online with the P6T Deluxe, but following other users' advice hasn't yielded any positive results.
Thanks again for trying to help. I'm still open to suggestions, but I'm not sure where else I can go from here.
Not as far as I can tell. Just went through all BIOS options. The only exact mention of "IDE" is in boot settings, where I have an option for "IDE timeout" (currently set at 35 seconds). Even when I configured my storage as RAID, there is no further option to configure RAID settings (and I wouldn't be able to change it anyway with an OS installed, would I?).