I am having a problem with my mobo recognizing the op drive. I am using an ASUS m4n68t-m and when looking through the BIOS it detects the HDD but not my optical drive.
Both the HDD and optical drive are SATA and connected to SATA1 and SATA3, respectively. As I said, though, the BIOS only detects the HDD.
I've included my DxDiag, but I believe the problem is strictly with the mobo since the optical drive has power, will open and close, and even spins and hums on boot up and POST. Thanks for the help in advance!
Double check that your SATA and power connectors are firmly attached to the motherboard and the optical drive, as appropriate. Change the SATA cable as well as switching power connectors. If none of these work, you likely have a defective optical drive OR all of your SATA ports are not enabled. Check your BIOS to ensure all are activated. Good luck!
P.S. Unless your are using locking SATA cables, they are easily knocked loose. Same goes for the power connectors (even more likely to not be seated properly).
On page 2-7 of the ASUS M4N68T-M manual (English) under section 2.3.3 IDE Configuration, Serial-ATA Devices [SATA1,2,3,4] it specifies the three Configuration options: [Disabled] [SATA 1,2] [SATA1,2,3,4]. Which option is chosen on your motherboard?