I checked the BIOS settings, but I see no hot swapping or hot plugging options in the BIOS. Do you know where that option may be? The nearest thing that I found in the BIOS is in the Configuration tab.
I will list level starting from top for the tab Configuration:
Chipset SATA Mode: IDE, AHCI, RAID
SATA PORT 1: my dvd writer goes here
Second how can I see if the port my DVD is connected to has the Hot swapping or Hot plugging option? Do I open the case? What do I check for?
thank you but none of the solutions there wored, i tried all possible numbers for the Controller and for the Channel that was a hard 25 times of registry change and windows restart.
in Intel Rapid Storage Technology, i have a similar to what is in this image http://imageshack.us/f/195/unlednj.png/
but instead of Internal ATAPI device i see External ATAPI device while my DVD writer is in reality Internal.
I looked up the BIOS and here is what exists in the configuration tab from the top.
Sata Drives, then Chipset SATA Mode (IDE, AHCI, RAID), then S.M.A.R.T, then the list of the available SATA drives on ports from 0 to 5
i think that the option to change the DVD writer is in Chipset SATA Mode where i see:
- AHCI. it is checked.
but there is no possibility to change each port individually to IDE and if i change the Chipset SATA Mode from AHCI to IDE then not only the DVD writer will get changed to IDE but also all what is SATA like the Hard Drive.