Acer CDRW installation

I have a PCChips M571 motherboard with an AMIBios V3.2 and it will not recognize the new Acer 4x4x32 CDRW drive I installed.  I even went as far as downloading the newest bios flash for my bios and it still doesn't recognize it.  Anybody know what's wrong??  Jumper settings are all what they should be and all the cables are tight (IDE and power).  The drive is powering up, I can eject and get flashing lights, but no BIOS support.
mikeyd8Asked:
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mikeyd8Author Commented:
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abragerCommented:
When the computer is booting up, at the bottom of your screen it should say something like "<PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUP>" which will enter the BIOS.  Once in, go to the IDE Hard Drives section and make sure both master and slaves on both busses (IDE 0 and IDE 1) are set to automatic except your hard drive; and none are disabled.  If it's still not working, then your CDRW is defunct and you should just return it for a new one.
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fracheCommented:

 EIDE interface :

 2 channels , 4 peripherals ( master and slave channel 1 and master and slave channel 2.

Use one channel for hard drive ( master).

Use another channel for CDwriter (master).

You must set jumper on your CDwriter (MA position).

Some motherboard can't detect slave peripheral if there is no master peripheral ( on the same channel).
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mikeyd8Author Commented:
The CDRW turned out to be defunct, as you said, the new one works fine in my system, even though bios is slow to post with the CDRW installed.
 Thanx
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abragerCommented:
Glad I could be of help; feel free to e-mail aaron.brager@writeme.com if you have any more questions.
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