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PCIe card or DVD-RW drive wont install

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The DVD-RW drive has been installed before. I formatted the HDDs & just didn't connect it up again as i have a blu-ray drive in there too which i was using.

Bought a PCIe card as i needed another SATA slot. This one to be exact: http://www.ebuyer.co...r-card-pexsat32

Anyway, i've connected everything up & the DVD-RW drive opens & closes but it's not recognized in My Computer at all.

In addition to this, the PCIe card installation manual says in Windows 7, it'll be listed under the "IDE ATA/ATAPI controller" category as "Standard AHCI device". As you can see, it doesn't mention Standard AHCI device.

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How to get this working?

EDIT: I forgot to add - when i booted into Windows, it just said it needed to be restarted, but this didn't fix the problem.

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To update:

It needed to be enabled in BIOS. The annoying thing about this is it adds on an extra 'page' & more time during the boot process. Would love to know if this can be worked around.

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Click DVD/CD-ROM drives

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Click DVD/CD-ROM drives

To do what?

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Reseat the PCI Express card...

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To do what?

To see if its listed under that because why would the DVD/CD-ROM drives display in device manager.

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why would the DVD/CD-ROM drives display in device manager.

Um....to tell me which DVD/CD-ROM drives are installed in the machine.....??

Anyway, i said i sorted it in post #2. Thanks anyway.

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