I just finished building a new gaming rig.
ASUS Maximus III Gene motherboard
Windows 7 64 bits.
Everything works fine but the DVD Writer.
I can see it in the bios, but I was unable to install from it. Read on some forum it might be because it does not have the latest firmware. I used an external DVD writer through USB to install Windows 7 on the machine. But I was never ever able to boot from the DVD trying everything in the boot sequence. I did hear the CD spin but after a few seconds it said that I needed to enter a booting media.
When I logged in Windows 7, it sees the drive, installed drivers, etc. I was even able to upgrade firmware version from 1.01 to 1.03. It's a ASUS DRW-24B1ST.
However, Windows never shows the driver letter D:\, it's keeping it for the DVD Writer. It even shows the the device in the device manager.
On the motherboard there are also 2 SATA connector. One is a JBMicron sata and there are also a pack of 5 Sata connection ( P55 I believe ).
I tried on both, dvd is recognized in both connector in the bios.
So what is your diagnosis experts? What could I try?
Is it simply a bad drive?
Thanks a lot for the help!