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DVD Drive not showing up under My Computer

I installed a BENQ DW1655 DVD burner in my system.  It worked but the next time I rebooted it was recognized as as an IDE secondary master in the BIOS screen but wouldn't show up under My Computer.  

Any ideas?

Paul
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See if you can assign a drive letter here: Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
(or Right-click "My Computer" then click "Manage)

Else:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/restore_missing_cd_or_dvd_drive.htm Restore Missing CD or DVD Drive
Or Scroll down to "Restore Missing CD Drive." here: http://www.aumha.org/regfiles.php   Registry Patches
Here's the patch from there: http://aumha.org/downloads/cdgone.zip 
Replace the BENQ drive with a Sony DVD.  The sony's are great drives, and the BENQ are not reliable.
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I figured out the problem.  I had a primary and secondary HDD on one ribbon and I had the DVD and a third HDD on the second ribbon.  When I removed the third HDD the system recognized the DVD drive.  It's a good thing I didn't try replacing the DVD with a Sony:)

Thanks,
Paul
You can have 4 IDE drives on 2 cables as many do without problem....would have been interesting to see if it was a jumper or other thing
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