cd suddenly not atapi compatible

i have a 200k6 mobo(which was once my main system)and i've tried 4 different cd/cdrw drives and keep getting the error msg cd not atapi compatible one of the rw i used to use with this mobo.changing the bios settings makes no difference.what would caues this?
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slink9Commented:
Have you tried it in all configurations?  Try it on both controllers.  maybe one or both controllers have gone bad.  Try an add-in controller and see if that works well.
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rayt333Commented:
Did you try a new cable?
I assume you tried setting it as master? as slave?  Some CD-Roms likes being set as slave even when alone on the IDE.
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PIXADMINCommented:
Do you have the latest BIOS version running for that mobo? If this is an older mobo w/original BIOS you may to need to update it as the update (if available) may have support for these CD-RW drives.
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SysExpertCommented:
It could also be a damaged IDE controller.

Did you try putting it on the primary rather than secondary as a test ?

Do these CDRW work OK in a different machine ?

I hope this helps !
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slink9Commented:
Don't delete it.  There are four helpful comments (well, SysExpert did duplicate part of mine).  Split it four ways.
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slink9: points for you at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Desktops/Q_20560194.html
SysExpert: points for you at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Desktops/Q_20560204.html
rayt333: points for you at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Desktops/Q_20560245.html
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