|Regarding PC Geek's link and the pictures there...|
- make sure the Power up mode is Boot
- if you want the bios to boot from a bootable CD without you having to press F12?, Boot Priority must have CD-ROM before HDD, preferably before LAN
CD-ROM can be after FDD - if you do use the FDD drive that's the best way to set it - in all the older bioses I've tried it in, a bootable floppy is not recognized while booting as bootable if it's listed after the CD drive in the boot order.
- you must SAVE any changes you make before they actually have an effect
- I see your ODD drive connects to secondary IDE by itself, so the drive must be set to cable select or master, either by default or by you.
Apparently your hard drive is IDE too.
Has a 50 pin connector (picture)
So - that is NOT the same as a standard laptop IDE hard drive socket/connector. I don't know if there are inexpensive adapters that would allow you to connect the ODD to a desktop computer like you can do with laptop hard drives.
Writes to DVD±R media at 8x, so it doesn't use UDMA 66, which might have been a problem on an older laptop such as yours.
Default drive ID setting: CSEL (cable select)
A last resort.
Flashing is always risky!
I just noticed in a newegg review this drive ships set to master
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I'm using a Clevo 901C....
...the drive itself was set to master
In my older Dell XPS (gen1) notebook, the HD is IDE, and the optical drive is set to SLAVE
If the laptop ODD is set to cable select and that can't be changed, the bios may see it as master (or slave), but the drive itself isn't set that way.
If the ODD is set to cable select, either because that can't be changed or via a jumper or other method, whether the computer sees it as master or slave doesn't depend on the drive itself - it depends on whether what it connects to has one drive connection or two on the same IDE channel - if it has one drive connection on the channel, it can only be seen as master - if it has two, it can be seen as master or slave.
On a desktop computer, you can connect any IDE drive to either of the two drive connectors on the same 3 connector IDE data cable - if it's set to cable select and on the end connector the drive is seen as master; if it's set to cable select and on the middle connector it's seen as slave.
Two drives on the same cable/channel must both use cable select, or master/slave jumpering (one of each type; in which case the connector the drive uses doesn't matter).
On a laptop, there may be no physical cable with 3 connectors on it connecting to one IDE channel - but it's wired up the same way as if it did have that - the only way available an ODD set to cable select may be detected if the laptop has only one IDE channel, and an IDE hard drive, is as Slave.
Older laptops or newer laptops with a SATA controller may have only one IDE channel you connect one or up to two IDE drives to, but apparently yours has two IDE channels.
Somehow he was able to have the drive seen as slave on the older laptop, either because the ODD is set to cable select and so was the hard drive, and the ODD can't be set to anything else and is automatically seen as slave when connected to the middle connector on a 3 connector data cable (or the laptop wiring equivalent of that), or there was a jumper or other way of setting slave on the 0DD drive itself (and the same on the hard drive was set to master).
How to take apart Toshiba Satellite M45 laptop yourself.
You could make sure it's connected properly.
e.g. check for bent pins, a broken or damaged wire to what it plugs into