DVD-ROM on IDE3

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I've installed a DVD-ROM drive to IDE3 on my motherboard. Although the device is recognized in the BIOS startup screen, it doesn't show up in windows.

Any ideas?

Gigabyte GA-7DXR mobo
Hitachi GD-2000 DVD-ROM

If this helps, I have hard drive attached to IDE1
DVD-ROM, CD-RW attached to IDE2 master/slave
 
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I don't know what windows you are running (98 2000 xp). I do know that when my DVD software does not find a DVD player it does not load. It sounds like your DVD software did not load software to tell Windows that you have a DVD drive. Check next time you boot the computer that every thing in your CONFIG.SYS And AUTOEXEC.BAT files load correctly. Any errors are displayed on the screen at boot-up. So I suggest watching boot up procedures. Also has the DVD drive ever functioned on this computer?


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You have <i>two</i> DVD-ROM's? Why is that?

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